Jim, I promise you that I agree with how Hunter saw it, as I did and Necro did too. I promise that I have no agenda, I like y'all, but Joe didn't badger you until the last blow up after the contest where only Peter and Necro played.
I think he can be a bad boy, naughty and all, but I'd stake my reputation on his being a good guy, and I know he felt for you when Necro was being an ass, and that Joe didn't do what you are thinking he did.
I am not trying to call you out here, I think you are mistaken, not an asshole.
And James, Joe would be a welcome member of my site...www.barbedwaternoodle.com as well as my comics team as you are anyday.
I think he'd also allow your own brand to expand in ways you haven't yet explored but will in the future no doubt.
Joe is good peeps and it's time for pride to go to the wayside and move on for better comics creations. Let's get this challeing going, drawing, writing wise and leave it all in the cage.