This oversized slipcase (8.5 x 12.8 inches, 21.5 x 32.5 cm) designed by Todd Klein was published in August 2008 by DC through Wildstorm (ISBN: 978-1-4012-0751-9, cover price 99$) and features one faux leather hardcover book with dust jacket: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Black Dossier (200 pages). It is printed on glossy very thin paper (except for the Fanny Hill part which is printed on deluxe thick mat paper).
|the inner book with its dust jacket|
This edition is somehow a deception comparing to the two previous absolute edition of LOEG (and the authors wishes). It contains at least two times less material, almost no bonuses and cost 25$ more! The original hardcover has simply been oversized.
|left hand side, this absolute edition, and right hand side, the original edition|
|absolute edition exclusive second of cover|
|absolute edition exclusive third of cover in 3 D (the 3D glasses are attached to the dust jacket)|
|his name is Bond, James Bond|
|a zoom on the inserted pocket sex comic|
|the lost Shakespeare play!|
|Kevin O'Neill is a genius|
|we read the Black Dossier with the protagonists|
|Kerouac On The Road style!|
|the 3D section|
To finish this article, I will write about the second printing of the original hardcover, that was published by Knockabout when it had finally been issued in the UK in June 2012 (regular ISBN on the back cover + extra ISBN on sticker: 9780861661763, see picture below).
The London comics library Gosh! has sold this book with the extra 2 sides 7'' vinyl previously planned for the DC absolute edition by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill.
The collected LOEG absolute edition so far (further stories have not been collected in this form so far):
Link to absolute edition Vol 1
Link to absolute edition Vol 2