I'm just kidding, but almost not. I don't have anything to add to the Nick Simmons steals imagery from Bleach and other manga story beyond the eye-rolling that I imagine most reasonable people will perform. I think the ICv2.com article is right to point out there's a kind of shrugged-shoulder defiance/dismissal from younger artists in terms of seeing this kind of thing -- for that matter, seeing most anything -- as wrong, particularly if in the end they get over. I hope the comics company takes a stand one way or the other, and I hope they're hammered/lauded for what shape that stand takes. Maybe they could just get someone to trace the comic as it exists and pay that person, since the artist in question feels that this is okay.