It's not an unpleasant surprise, but it's still truly baffling nonetheless. After none of the previous volumes even cracked it, vol. 10 of "Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project" is now a #1 New York Times bestseller. I believe it's also the first Dark Horse title to have that distinction and one of the few -- if only -- titles to crack the list in the past year. For something like this to come out of nowhere... well, now I REALLY hope that Carl Horn returns to Fanime this year because I'd love to both congratulate him and find out how it happened in the first place.
January 21, 2012