I've had this idea for some time about a team of webcomic creators all working within the same universe. I think it has the potential (if done right) to create a sort of webcomic empire that would also make an easy and extremely effective shift to the publishing side. The reason this hasn't happened yet is that webcomic creators tend to have their own projects they want to work on - why be a part of someone else's empire when you think you've got a shot of building your own? I could debate the merits of such an approach, and how it could eventually change the face of webcomics, and it most definitely WILL happen one day, but it won't be any time soon.
Anyone want to prove him wrong on the last bit?
I have no idea how, but it'll probably involve tons of people, so GET TALKING!
Please note that I'm not stealing Mr. Howard's idea, but that I've had it as well.