On a lighter note, what the hell is up with the Byrne board? I've been trying to go there for 3 or 4 days and it loads for a minute or so, then stalls out. What the fuh? I needs my fix.
I admit I go there, like a lot of people, to see the latest train wreck. It's a shortcoming I'm not proud of. But I also go there to see Byrne's commission work. There's an energy and passion in that stuff I wasn't seeing in his later work at DC and I look forward to it. And I also get a lot of interesting links out of the place. It's not that I agree with much of what's said there (except in the "what's wrong with comics" vein) but it's always interesting.
Besides, say what you will about those guys, they were all pretty classy in the days following August 12th.