I can’t speak to the worthiness of Stan Lee and superhero comics; I’ve never read any.
I can offer the observation that the French have pretty wonderful comic art, and some Japanese manga are masterpieces of storytelling. Also, you can’t dis “comic books” without offering at least grudging respect for the brilliance of Robert Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Gilbert Shelton, Bill Griffith, and many others in the alternative/underground comix scene in America. I suggest Bill Maher read “Maus” (parts one and two) about the Holocaust for further education. Now, to contradict myself, I’ll allow that America’s embrace of comic books, and the movies and Netflix shows based on them, appears to reflect a certain immaturity in the culture.
But Jessica Jones!