This is missing the Final Crisis segments of DC Universe #0 and the two Batman Last Rites tie in issues, all written by Morrison. It wasn't collected in the trade. You'd think DC would collect the full story as intended when the book is called "absolute" Final Crisis and not just reprint the trade onto bigger paper.
Absolute Green Lantern: Rebirth ==> Same content as the paperback Absolute Identity Crisis ==> Same content as the paperback Absolute Final Crisis ==> Same content as the paperback Absolute Dark Victory ==> Same content as the paperback Absolute Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps War ==> Same content as the paperback Absolute Batman & Robin: Batman reborn: ==> Same content as the paperbacks
Besides the big size of the book there's no incentives to buy this.
Yeah, it was just resolicited and now includes more material.
ABSOLUTE FINAL CRISIS HC Written by GRANT MORRISON Art by DOUG MAHNKE, J.G. JONES, CARLOS PACHECO, DOUG MAHNKE, MATTHEW CLARK, JESUS MERINO, CHRISTIAN ALAMY, MARCO RUDY, TOM NGUYEN, LEE GARBETT, TREVOR SCOTT and others Cover by J.G. JONES RESOLICIT * On sale OCTOBER 31, 464 pg, FC, 8.25" x 12.5", $99.99 US Retailers: This title is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled. * Collecting the mind-blowing event including FINAL CRISIS #1-7, FINAL CRISIS: SUBMIT #1, FINAL CRISIS: SUPERMAN BEYOND #1-2, and the FINAL CRISIS SKETCHBOOK, plus the newly added FINAL CRISIS #1 DIRECTOR'S CUT and BATMAN #682-683! * Resolicited - now with SEVEN NEW STORY PAGES BY MORRISON AND MAHNKE! * Superman, Batman, the Justice League and every other super being in the DC Universe must face when Darkseid and his otherworldly legion of followers in the war between light and dark! * This oversized, slipcased hardcover comes with its own pair of 3-D glasses!
NOW that is a tempting Absolute. As far as the new extras go, the seven new story pages by Morrison and Mahnke alone get me excited!!! Would like to see the Amazon discount price come down a little bit more but this is awesome!
I'm really excited for this but I'm curious, in what order are these kinds of trades (absolute or not) typically collected? Like, am I going to be reading it all in proper order or would they place Batman 682-683 after FC #7 in the book?