Comics are an amazing synthesis of art and writing. The creators who work on comics aren't in it for the money, as the vast majority of creators never make enough money to be creators full-time. The ones who are lucky enough to get to Marvel or DC have made it through an industry that is known for chewing up and spitting out creators. Artists have long been the superstars of the comic world, as their work is the first thing people see when they buy a comic.