Brian Cronin wrote a very flattering review of "Old Man Winter & Other Sordid Tales" on the Comic Book Resources blog Comic Books Should Be Good! (click to read it). You never know how your comics will be received after toiling over them for months at a time (I am an especially slow worker. I'm always impressed by prolific artists that consistently put out quality work).
Way back in the early nineties when I was in college I had this amazing sculpture teacher (Carolyn Henne) who helped teach me the difference between what you THINK you're saying with your art and how others ACTUALLY perceive it. In our very thorough critiques she wouldn't allow the artist to speak about their piece. They had to just listen to everyone else's take on it without interference. That was a humbling and informative experience. It drove home the point that others don't necessarily make all of the connections that you've made in your own head before (or during) a piece's creation. They aren't necessarily familiar with your past work or themes. They're viewing it through the prism of thier own experiences, which are not the same as yours.
That's not to say you should dumb your work down so that it's accessible to everyone. It's just something to keep in mind, I guess.