Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Annus mirabilis? ComiX-Fan offers its Top Ten Comic Events of 2003. Most of the entries are predictable: "Batman: Hush," "JLA/Avengers," "X-2," blah, blah. But the list is most noteworthy for its glaring omissions. The launch and subsequent crash of Epic isn't there. Neither is CrossGen's ongoing problems. Manga's inroads onto store shelves doesn't make it, either. The list goes on.

But what's No. 1, you ask? "Endless Nights" is a "sleeper hit." Can a book written by one of the biggest names in the industry and promoted with the full resources of DC Comics really be considered a "sleeper hit"?