Although you may not know it, Kansas City is well represented in the comic world.
KC counts among its comic creators independent writers like Ande Parks of Union Station and Capote in Kansas fame (to say nothing of his work with Clerks creator Kevin Smith and his buddy Phil Hester on DC's Green Arrow, among other notable titles) to social activists like Alonzo Washington who brought us the "socially conscious super hero" Omega Man.
Neither of the previous creators were mentioned in this AP article, but several other local creators were. Congratulations guys and gals for finally getting a smidgen of the recognition you deserve. Remember, tomorrow's movies are today's comic books.