Why are british comic creators superior to americans?

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How can it be that some (if not all) of the greatest comic book writers and artists are british? Is this how it feels to the brits that they've created soccer, but are consistently shit at it?
Seriously, just look at this list:
Writers: Moore, Morrison, Gaiman, Milligan, Ennis, Ellis, Millar, Delano, Abnett, Gillen, Grant, Jenkins, Furman, Mills, Spurrier
Artists: Bolland, Gibbons, Fabry, McCarthy, Dillon, McKean, Quitely, Davis, Hitch, Buckingham, Westen, Bisley
What gives?