Comic books? I damned well love them. Superheros, noir, fantasy. I read it all. If it has even the scent of Campbellian monomyth I'm all over it like stink on shit. Because I have the same over arching need to gravitate and immulate something larger than life itself as a twelve year old boy.
Again, it's that pull of narrative visuals. It crops up in my work as the over saturated colors, some of the compositions and the habit towards multipanels.
Sometimes I wonder if I'm really not anything but standard.