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what's the difference in extras from the "Absolute" and the new hardback?


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Initial post: Nov 18, 2008 10:07:37 PM PST
Dr. Enos says:
what's the difference in extras from the "Absolute" and the new hardback?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2008 12:11:59 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 21, 2008 12:19:50 AM PST
P. Kenton says:
The Absolute edition is considered DC's best possible print. The edition comes thread bound, oversized, and with very high quality paperstock. The absolute editions also come in a slip case. If you are considering whether to get the Absolute or Hardcover version of Watchmen, the absolute edition is the way to go.

The oversize panels are breathtaking and the thread binding is particularly nice. The panels are oversized quite substantially I might which I think alone makes it worth the added cost. The thread binding is great for opening the book completely and improves durability especially for this thick book.

Both editions have the extra content. That about sums it up. I picked up the absolute edition at borders with a 40% off coupon two days ago for 47(which included tax and free shipping). I've already read the absolute edition at my local library, just to see what it was like and this edition will blow you away.

I recommend you check out the images here to see for yourself:

http://www.comicsbulletin.com/reviews/116577491411149.htm

Note that the new trade and hardcover all have the recoloring that is found in the absolute edition.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009 6:44:00 PM PST
HoverLover says:
so...basically your saying the 2008 version is just a reprint of the absolute edition but without the slipcover?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 25, 2009 11:39:01 PM PST
C. Weaver says:
The main difference is that the absolute edition is MUCH larger.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009 3:09:59 PM PST
TooDiesel says:
is the regular hardcover glue bound or threadbound?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2009 8:54:55 PM PST
M. A. Khan says:
How can you tell the difference between the old trade and the new trade? Can you tell me what to look for?

Posted on Mar 7, 2009 7:34:10 PM PST
gluebound and n ot very well had to have amazon replace a copy because of weak binding, wish i would have bought the aboslute version

Posted on Mar 31, 2009 3:10:31 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 3, 2009 10:10:13 AM PDT
ob1 says:
So the extras in the Absolute edition are included in the regular hardcover edition, and the content of both versions are the same? I looked through the paperback and did not see any extras. Are these extras also included in "Watching the Watchmen: The Definitive Companion to the Ultimate Graphic Novel"?
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