In superhero comics, people can literally get away with anything, as long as they can think of it and find somebody who can draw it.
Comic artists have been devalued to the point where you could argue public perception is of them as almost secondary creators, and certainly fungible ones in the comic creation mix.
New mainstream comics about anything other than superheroes aren’t entirely obsolete, but they’re definitely anomalies; if there are three war comics running at the same time, it’s like some kind of harmonic convergence.
Nothing irks me as a sign that comic shops have calcified to their detriment as much as the fact that so many still seem to be specifically resistant to female customers.
If I did a webcomic, maybe a million people would read it, but the New York Times would never review it.