How in the world is Neil Gaiman so good? I don't know, but he is.
Season of Mists of continues the strange, disturbing, infinitely creative world of the Lord of Dreams. By now I spend way too much time staring at each page, as tiny story details often come back later (though not always obviously) and characters introduced in seemingly one-off stories appear again just as frequently. He creates such a rich world and cast of characters in this story, and there's really nothing else quite like it.