fieldy snuts wrote:Is Image really winning if their best books are basically indie creator-owned stuff and not editorially managed stories? Don't get me wrong, they do have great books in that vein but giving the credit to Image as a company for giving us these things when all they are is a conduit for creators to manifest their stuff?
BTW season 3 basically validated Punchy on the Walking Dead tv show thing.
I think that they deserve credit for their business model. Between Image, DC and Marvel, we have three very different models. At Image, creators have complete authority over their books. At DC, editors have complete authority over their books. Marvel's is a bit of compromise between the two, giving creators significant leeway while editorial retains ultimate authority. Image has really driven the growth of the industry in the last couple of years, so they are winning. Image deserves credit for realizing that there's a better way of doing things.
GI Joe Classic Vol 3 by Larry Hama, Mike Vosburg and company
The Mourner by Richard Stark