This is interesting reading. A guy on the Quarter-to-Three forums apparently once ran his own comic shop and posted his experiences through the glut of the 90s into the collapse of speculator market that followed. It makes for some interesting reading and illustrates a lot of the things that drove me away from comics in increasing degrees throughout the 90s and into the new century. Financial strife drove me off nearly completely a few years into this decade, but the seeds laid during this period are what prevented me from coming back. Unfortunately, he never finished the articles about the final time for his business, though he did post an epilogue of sorts. He didn't disappear from their forums, he just never finished the tale, I guess.
It's kind of amusing to me to see what a backlash has been wrought from the Image days. Image eventually became the comic company it should have been from the start (where things like Invincible would be born), but part of that involved drop-kicking Rob Liefeld from their roster. This page pretty much sums up, in mockery, his many aggregate sins. I warn you not to read to far, it might hurt your mind.
Here’s a game to play: which one of those fingers is a thumb? Give up? So did Rob Liefeld!