Hey guys, love the show and I have a couple of questions:
1. I know the majority of attention in the comic world gets applied to Marvel and DC and rightly so as they are the big players and the others are significantly smaller but I have noticed that Image has really been releasing some great stories over the last year or so with titles like Mind the Gap, Morning Glories, Clone, ThinkTank, Ten Grand, Five Weapons and Lost Vegas just to name a few. I find that DC and Marvel do not really offer much beyond the classic superhero paradigm. Do you guys think DC and Marvel deserve their giant share of the marketplace or do they rest on their laurels too much and refuse to take many risks which leads to stagnation of creativity? Scott Snyder's current run on Batman has been very well done and an excellent example of the classic superhero title, but is still the same old thing Batman using a combination of his training, wealth, and determination to fight the lunatic criminal element of Gotham. I find Image and other smaller publishers are producing more diverse offerings and I was surprised at how much of my pull list was not a DC or Marvel title. What do you think?
2. Have you all heard about The Hawkeye Initiative and the light it shines on the depiction of women in comics? What do you think about it?
Not sure when you would get to my questions but I just listened to 05-31-13 show and you guys could not come some good alternate reality comics. Some of my favorites are Ministry of Space (2001) from Warren Ellis, Pax Romana (2007) and the currently runninig East of West by Jonathan Hickman.
Anyway sorry for rambling and thanks for answering my questions.