¿Why do you think that sam and max are not so well known?

Don’t get me wrong, what I mean is that they are a little underrated. For example, if you talk to anyone about sam and max, probably they will stare at you confusing. Despite all that they have produced. (Sorry for my english)

or i live beneath a rock. xD

They’ve never become a household name, that’s true, though if you talk to anyone who grew up with LucasArts adventure games or is invested in the comic world then they should know Sam & Max. I suppose they haven’t been consistently active, with large breaks between the games and no new comics for a long time, and that stops them becoming hugely known.

Count your blessings.