Too comfortable on that corporate teat? Sounds a lot like Ultimates 3 to me. Working ONLY with well-established "hot" artists who could sell anything (i.e. Ed McGuinness, Ian Churchill, Art Adams, Joe Mad)? The man DOES have a point.
I think Loeb has earned the position where he can pick and choose the artists he works with. No one gives Kirkman shit for working with the same people again and again. (didn't the artist on Haunt abandon ship recently, and it wasn't the first time?)
Creator-owned books can be REALLY good. I.e. Powers by Bendis. What if Loeb has a Powers inside, just waiting to be written?]
I don't think Image would promote it, to be honest. Unless you're a friend of Bob, or Erik larsen, Image books get promoted like shit.
A similar "challenge" got McFarlane to draw again, even for a little while.
Wow, we should all be grateful that Fat Bob cajoling Todd McF into drawing again for a while, truly Haunt and Image United have saved the print comics industry,