While that may be true, it seemed they had no respect twenty five odd years ago, either.
As regular readers know, I'm going through my old Who's Who and taking a stab at guessing which characters from the old days will make it into the New 52 and in #13, I came across a letter from "M" in Spartanburg, South Carolina who listed various things they thought could be improved. In the list was this little gem:
Yep, M from Spartanburg was complaining about the amount of Kirby artwork in the pages of Who's Who. It's not like Kirby did anything for comics, is it? I mean, why have so much of his stuff?
To be fair to DC, they did address it in their response:
I like to think of M reading this issue and realising what an idiot he/she has been.