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October 3, 2003

Comic Book hits #20 on NY Times Best Seller List

This Comics and Cartoons article was posted by Nobody at 1:40 PM

Susan pointed out a Digital Webbing article that introduced a DC Comics press release.

Here's the rest of the article/press release:

(October 1, 2003 - Burbank, CA) - DC Comics ' Vertigo graphic novel "The Sandman: Endless Nights" by Neil Gaiman has debuted at number 20 for hardcover fiction on the New York Times Best Sellers List, marking the first time ever an American comic book publisher has earned a spot on the prestigious list.
The fast-selling original graphic novel, which was released on September 17, is a collection of seven dark and beautiful short stories - one each for the Endless siblings: Death, Desire, Despair, Delirium, Destruction, Destiny and Dream. Seven of the world's top artists have illustrated these stories of literature's most dysfunctional family, showcasing not only the amazingly diverse and individual style of each artist, but also Gaiman's magnificent story telling.
"We are extremely proud to have this extraordinary graphic novel mark the growing importance of the category to book buyers across the country and congratulate Neil and join him in thanking his readers," said Paul Levitz, President & Publisher, DC Comics.
Graphic novels are a growing category in bookstores and comic shops. In the English-speaking world, "The Sandman: Endless Nights" has been recognized as a turning point for the genre by sources from The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly to USA Today and Publishers Weekly.
"What Gaiman has created for DC is a comics masterpiece ..." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
DC Comics is the leading publisher of original graphic novels and is committed to a strong slate of upcoming titles, including Brian Azzarello and Joe Kubert's "Sgt. Rock: Between Hell and a Hard Place" from Vertigo scheduled for release on November 5.
DC Comics, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world and home to such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the Sandman. These DC super heroes and others have starred in comic books, movies, television series (both animated and live-action) and cyberspace, thrilling audiences of all ages for generations. DC Comics' Web site is located at www.dccomics.com.
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