Just to show how mainstreamy comic books are as of 2007, Stan Lee contributes to the 150th anniversary issue of THE ATLANTIC:
Joyce Carol Oates, Cornel West, Bernard Lewis, David Foster Wallace, and others reflect on the future of the American idea; Robert D. Kaplan pictures America’s elegant decline; and more…
Mr. Lee gets his name on the cover, along side some serious literary names.
"America is a Dream," with art by Anthony Winn, is spread across a gatefold of this month's mag. You can read the first couple of panels at that first link above. You can see the whole thing online if you're an ATLANTIC subscriber.