It seems to be a nice moment in comics history. Fantagraphics has the Complete Peanuts. I think this will subsidize a lot of worthy work in the future-work that might not be printed otherwise. Elf Quest is going to be printed in manga size and reissued in bookstores. I hope this will give a new generation a great fantasy story.
I hope that the whole mini book boom will not be like the black and white glut, but we can't tell while in the middle of things. Especially not me- I wasn't around for the latter. However, I think that there will be a lot of new readers still left over, even if this is just a passing fad.