I actually watched Linkara's content back in the day and I think the reason was that I was a person that never really read comics, so Linkara's talking about a fresh comic and storyline was more approachable than a podcast that will go way deeper into characters and plots I knew nothing about. I think this is, ironically, due to Linkara's lack of knowledge in comics beyond popular talking points.He is more interested in feeding off comics versus contributing to comics.
It might have been trash, but lightbringer did contribute to comics as a whole. It was made, it existed, people discussed it, and a few people even tried to make their own version of it.
Atop The fourth wall doesn't say anything we don't already know. It doesn't educate, elevate, or start conversations as much as reiterate accepted statements of fact. It's as informative as going "water is wet" in the comic book space.
Nowadays, modern YouTube viewers looking to know more about comics don't watch atop The 4th wall. They watch variant comics, comics explained or comicstropes.
A startling number of people know Lewis exists. He was even featured as a "runner up" in watchmojos top comic channels (i suspect they were flooded by his fans with recommendations of Lewis's show, and the editor actually watched it and was like "this is garbage, but he's got autistic fans. Throw him in as a runner up").
But, he's not getting the numbers