That's not my point, I'm not asking you to namedrop obscure SJA handdrawn fanfics you've bought from some dude named Leopold, I'm just trying to save you a lot of time. A lot of us have their past amongst the "all mainstream comics are shit" but the truth is that some of them are shit (a lot, honestly), some underground stuff is also shit, whatever the Comics Journal shills isn't the be end all of comics and you're only losing on not reading shit like the Mignolaverse, or a lot of Morrison's cape work, or 70s Marvel or whatever.
Love the medium, not the status of said medium, because there is literally no status to be gained from liking indie comics other than impressiong other equally dull fans of indie comics.
While I will admit L&R is kinda ignored here, it's also kinda ignored by everyone who hasn't been reading it since the 80s, but I have seen, more than once, Cerebus being storytimed in it's entirety, including Sim's post-divorce rambling editions.
If anything, very much like Hellboy, the comic isn't bought up more often because it was such a /co/ meme that all the board had to say about them has been said,as this anon pointed out >>102078853