Go, Read: Brian Hibbs On A Colon-Cleansing Of The Direct Market Serving Comics And Hobby Stores
Here. The headline suggests it's a plan for the comics industry entire, but mostly it looks to me like the longtime industry advocate in hoping to clean up the worst variant-related offenses and clear up some general ordering impediments to make the DM work the best it can. They all seem worth endorsing on my first read. On a second, I might express some doubts about whether or not getting out of the DM stores' way actually leads to systemic reform. We'll see!
It's interesting, too, that Hibbs looks at current kids' comics numbers as a sign that specialized selling will experience a surge in a few years' time.