I've already loved comic books, even though I did not grow up in the Disney dream. But comic books were the first "art form" I knew. They offered me opportunities of imagination when there was no art environment for me.
The first comics I ever read was Do Ra A Mon, and I was 5:
and of course it did not contain any sex, drugs or R&R elements.
The second one was Sailor Moon:
I moved to Detective Conan which has a lot of death:
I'm not sure about other people, but if they consider comics "trash", does that mean one day, art will become trash too?
p.s. I just realized that all the Asian comics I've read are Japanese. wow.