What kind of mental midget are you that you are unable to even consider a work outside of its context? That you are incapable of judging a work by its own merits and only look at how good it is compared to a very limited collection of stories that just happened to get pushed out in roughly the same timeframe?
Don't get me wrong, having some perspective is good when it comes to things like this. It helps you understand, for example, why Superman vs Doomsday was a Big Deal despite the fact that the arc taken on its own is complete garbage. But "I can't tell if this is good because I can only compare it to these specific bad things" is just dumb as shit.