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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 328 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics; Slp edition (October 21, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140121908X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401219086
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 1.5 x 12.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #307,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Frank Miller has won numerous awards and critical acclaim for his graphic novel work, which includes Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, 300 and Ronin. His Sin City series has garnered high praise from fans and critics alike, and was made into a highly successful movie in 2005 - which he co-directed! He has written several Sin City collections, including A Dame to Kill For; Booze, Broads & Bullets; and Family Values. He is currently writing All-Star Batman and Robin and the forthcoming Batman: Holy Terror. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By SB on April 6, 2009
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This is the most beautiful edition of one of the most mind-blowing works in the history of comics. As the introduction essay says, Ronin kicked it all off--there would't be Sandman, or Watchmen, etc., etc., without this visionary work.

Miller writes and draws like a man completely liberated from all imaginative constraints. The artwork doesn't explode, it crawls and claws and squirts and writhes off the pages. The colors, by Lynn Varley, are magic--every page has its own color story, its own palette of mood-setting tones. The dialogue is so real, so exactly how people speak...And the story is just mind-blowing.

This whole book takes you to another place, a mental experience that is totally unique. I got chills reading this Absolute edition of a masterwork that I have read numerous times over the course of 25 years.

We'll still be reading this in 100 years.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Joseph R. Mcconnell on November 21, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I will first say that I will not give away any story details of this graphic novel, so as to not ruin an experience for readers new to the book. I will only say that the story is....rather strange. Instead, I am going to review about the product itself. When you get it, you will notice that the book is in a cardboard slip. The slip itself is lavishly decorated with art from the Ronin story on the front and back. Inside, you will find the book itself, hardbound style, with a dust jacket that too is decorated with art from the story. This whole product is well worth its price, as the whole thing is set up as a collector's edition, enough to satisfy a person who loves reading graphic novels and wants to pick up this book in a special edition. Also included, at the end of the story, is an art gallery showing interesting art concepts, sketches, and reviews of Ronin from newspaper clippings. To close with my review, I can tell you that if you like a graphic novel with action in it, then get this. If you can get past its wierd story elements, you can enjoy the fight scenes with the ronin in this story, BUT don't expect the whole story to be exactly similar to that of Frank Miller's "300" or "Sin City", as this came BEFORE his two famous books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Fish on August 2, 2014
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STUNNING.
I have two paperback editions of Frank Miller's seminal graphic novel but THIS is how it should be presented, large size and on super high quality paper to show off the beauty of Lynne Varley's coloring.

It's a great graphic novel even if it's hard for some to understand the story-- give it a read. Recommended for fans of Miller and literature with a sci fi slant.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tomas Jakl on October 21, 2011
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Few years back i bought paperback version of this comics as a gift to my friend. Back then it really get me, the story, overall graphics layout/slides/frames separation ... I wonder why there are two versions. So I ordered the more expensive hard-covered one, what a surprise when it arrived (at time ;)). Big, really BIG(almost A3 format) comics came out from the box, from its own cover-box, good printing on good paper.

The story it self ... // well better to not spoil anything from it ;-).

It is just made for collectors and fans of Frank Miller's comics.
TBH it is more like THE art than A comics novel.
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4 of 20 people found the following review helpful By George H. Lawson Jr. on December 16, 2008
Format: Hardcover
You just can't beat Frank Miller. A must have for any collector and adult lover of grafic novels.

George Lawson
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More About the Author

Frank Miller is one of the seminal creative talents who sparked the current gigantic sub-industry of motion pictures featuring comic book- initiated product. A sub-industry which had become a super-industry. This most profitable aspect of this millennium's film production, now producing an annual flow of box office profits in the Billions of dollars, was launched when Frank Miller's graphic novel re-take on the classic comic book hero, Batman, resulted in an entertainment industry-wide reconsideration of the genre in the deeper and darker vision Miller brought to it.

Miller re-defined the presentation of comic book characters and heroic fiction with his grand-daddy of graphic novels, "The Dark Knight." This revolutionary work
not only kicked off the series of Batman films based on his redefinition, but a craze for such material that has thrown dozens of such heroes into multiple film franchise heaven. Certainly chief among these has been Miller's uniquely classical take on superheroic narrative, "300," and his "Sin City" books, each of which entered motion pictures with historic successes, and each now in Miller's creative phase of achieving its highly-anticipated sequel. Miller's co-direction of "Sin City" has made him one of the hottest
directors... as well as a guiding creative force...for the new genre. Or one might say "super genre."

Miller's latest graphic novel, Holy Terror, is his first original graphic novel in ten years. Join The Fixer, a brand new, hard-edged hero as he battles terror in the inaugural release from Legendary Comics.

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