I'm an artist and was discussing this with some other artists and writers (who also like comics) the other day. The question was, are there any comics that can compare to the masterpieces of other art forms?
So for instance, are there any comics, of any kind, that you would compare favorably with examples like Michelangelo's David, Monet's Water Lilies, Beethoven's 9th, Ornette Coleman's Shape of Jazz to Come, the Parthenon, Wright's Fallingwater, Shakespeare's Hamlet, Beckett's Waiting for Godot, Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, or Joyce's Ulysses? (These are just random examples.)
If not, what comics come the closest?