Thanks for the career advice, though I take umbrage at you calling yourself my friend. Nonetheless, I do not actually see any reason why having a story idea featuring the Back Panther and Moon Knight requires me to pursue publication from an independent comic company. I could simply write the story for my own personal satisfaction with no expectation of ever publishing it.
Furthermore published status is not the “be all, end all” of writing and people who don’t think their story ideas far enough through before trying to be published are responsible for much of the dreck in comix and many other mediums these days.
write a story and keep it only for you, for personal satisfaction??
true writers write to be readed. not to keep their work for themselves.