Interesting thread at The Engine. A bunch of comic pros ponder why their Vertigo comics sell so little. Gotta admit, my cure for the small-mindedness of the direct market is even more drastic. Start selling comics through the newsstands again, sale or return, like the old days. The public proved receptive to smart, adult comics before in America (just ask the ghost of Bill Gaines), and they may well again. The risks are greater, but so are the potential rewards.