In an article in which Brian Hibbs directly addressed issues with DC's Villains Month, he also wrote in the comments, regarding his membership of comics retailer advocacy group, ComicsPRO. Over the fact that he doesn't entirely see it as a comics retailer advocacy group anymore. He writes;
I've, uh, decided to stop my membership with ComicsPRO because of the reactions of the Board to recent DC moves. I may or may not go to this year's meeting (you don't NEED to be a member), but I'm no longer a member of the organization as of this month.
The org that I formed was intended to look out for the little guy; the current Board seems much more interested in keeping the big guys big. Democracy in action, I suppose, so I vote with my dollars.
Brian Hibbs, of Comix Experience in San Francisco, is one of the more erudite and outspoken comic book retailers, who singlehanded managed to get Marvel Comics to abide by their Diamond Comic Distributor terms of returns via the courts, and getting them to pay out a seven figure settlement to comic stores, and may well be responsible for the current FOC system as a result. ComicsPRO would seem to be just his kind of thing.