It took me an age to see the beauty in graphic novels. I think I’d been programmed to view them as uncool. At school I always kept my love of Star Trek to myself for fear of ridicule.
Then something wonderful happened and it became cool to read comics and watch science fiction. I wasn’t resentful, now that everyone had a Superman t-shirt and Iron Man pyjamas. I embraced it. Now I could express myself and I grew to like graphic novels and comic books because I was free from the snobbery that had previously judged them to be for nerds. Then the nerds took over, taking comic books into the mainstream and it’s been pretty awesome ever since.