Even without the guarantee of money, aren't the terms at Image more attractive than what Vertigo currently offers?
Depends what you want. To join Kirkman's Skybound imprint, you have to hand over a percentage of the rights to the property, YOUR OWN WORK. To Kirkman.
Plus, have you seen Image? They launch like....ten series a month. You're telling me all of those are going to make money? PLUS, the fact that Larsen and Kirkman only advertise if you;re one of their buddies. I've seen Image books sink without trace because there was no ads for it anywhere else.