Great column. I haven't read Lying in the Gutters, but now I think I'll give it a look.Sable brought up one of the sore points I have with the Big Two: the way they treat creators. I think anyone who has read Kavalier and Clay would understand how unfair the system is and has been. Over time, it's getting harder to justify buying comics that are not creator-owned... but the "because I like Batman" defense is still holding up somehow.
Another very great article.