At the ComicsPro Organization Convention this past Thursday, February 28th, Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson made an empowering speech that shook the comic fanbase. He attacked the marketing practices of Marvel and DC, the use of variants and other gimmicks, and the prevalence of licensed properties, among other things.
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You can find the full speech by Eric Stephenson here:
Stephenson also won the award for Industry Appreciation at the event. The press release can be found here: