Very true, but that was the case for Crisis on Infinite Earths and is generally true for these big events in general. Whether that's a good or bad or irrelevant thing is left as an exercise for the reader to decide. My feeling is that these kinds of fanboy-intensive comics aren't a problem as long as they don't completely overwhelm the line. I've already said this to Knux, but I'll cop to it publicly on this thread as well: I'm actually rather impressed with Infinite Crisis. I'm still not buying it, but I've been quite happy with what I've read and I'll most likely pick up the eventual trade. Although it is expressly intended for people who know DC Comics inside and out, if you can make peace with that it's a pretty solid story. It's better than the original Crisis in nearly every way that matters: it manages to focus on a narrower cast of characters, it hits emotional notes better, it has better villains, and its metatextual elements give it a depth Crisis on Infinite Earths didn't possess. It's far short of my ideal comic, and it's definitely hampered by how tied in it is to a million other books, but as these sorts of things go it's pretty strong.