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In order for the perception to change (by Kirkman's arguement) there needs to be an Image-like exodus of the 'top talent' at the big two... the people who create the big books for them, in order to change perceptions.
There are a lot of problems with getting comics racked at the traditional non-direct markets
So why not offer them a better deal? Maybe a page-rate/advance on royalties comprable to what they might expect on their DC/Marvel books? If Image feels it needs to attach the ancilliary rights, leave the creators with at least as much of the rights as they would have at DC or Dark Horse.