Absolute Editions
Absolute Editions
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The Absolute editions in some ways exceed the basic definition of the TPB: they contain more than average TPB’s even of the same landmark comic series. These editions are most often only found in Hardcover editions for those that want classy coffee table books that say: I want people to know I am proud of the Comic Art I like.

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Absolute Batman: The Long Halloween + Absolute Batman: The Long Halloween
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Batman: The Long Halloween 1-13 October 1996 – October 1997
Absolute Crisis On Infinite Earths + Absolute Crisis On Infinite Earths
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Crisis On Infinite Earths 1-12; The Official Crisis on Infinite Earths Cross-Over Index 1; The Official Crisis on Infinite Earths Index 1 April 1985 – July 1986
absolute watchmen + Absolute Watchmen
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Watchmen 1-12 September 1986 – October 1987
Absolute Sandman 1 + Absolute Sandman 1
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The Sandman 1-20 January 1989 – October 1990
Absolute Sandman 2 + Absolute Sandman 2
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The Sandman 21-39; Sandman: A Gallery of Dreams 1; Vertigo: Winter’s Edge 1 November 1990 – July 1992, 1994, January 1998
Absolute Sandman 3 + Absolute Sandman 3
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The Sandman Special 1; The Sandman 40-56; Vertigo Preview 1; Vertigo: Winter’s Edge 3 1991 – December 1993; January 2000
Absolute Sandman 4 + Absolute Sandman 4
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The Dreaming 8; The Sandman 57-75; Vertigo Jam 1 August 1993 – January 1997
No Cover + Absolute Death
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Ebay (Search) Death Gallery 1; Death Talks About Life 1; Death: The High Cost Of living 1-3; Death: The Time Of Your Life 1-3; Vertigo: Winter’s Edge 2 March 1993 – January 1999
No Cover + Absolute Kingdom Come
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Ebay (Search) Kingdom Come 1-4 May – August 1996
No Cover + Absolute Dark Knight
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Ebay (Search) Batman: The Dark Knight 1-4; The Dark Knight Strikes Again 1-3 March 1986 – July 2002
No Cover + JLA/Avengers: Collector’s Edition (Oversized Hardcover)
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Ebay (Search) JLA/Avengers 1-4 September – December 2003
No Cover + Absolute Batman: Hush
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Ebay (Search) Batman Wizard Zero; Batman 608-619; Wizard 0 December 2002 – November 2003
No Cover + The World’s Greatest Super-Heroes (Oversized Hardcover)
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Ebay (Search) Superman: Peace On Earth; Batman: War On Crime; Shazam!: Power Of Hope; Wonder Woman: Spirit Of Truth; JLA: Secret Origins; JLA: Liberty And Justice January 1999 – November 2003
No Cover + Absolute DC: The New Frontier
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Ebay (Search) DC: The New Frontier 1-6 March – November 2004
No Cover + Absolute Superman: For Tomorrow
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Ebay (Search) Superman 204-215 June 2004 – May 2005
No Cover + Absolute Green Lantern: Rebirth
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Ebay (Search) Green Lantern 1; Green Lantern Secret Files and Origins 2005 1; Green Lantern: Rebirth 1-6 December 2004 – July 2005
Absolute All Star Superman + Absolute All Star Superman
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All Star Superman 1-12 January 2006 – October 2008
No Cover + Absolute Justice
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Ebay (Search) Justice 1-12 October 2005 – August 2007