Ronin Absolute Edition

Script Frank Miller, art Frank Miller with Lynn Varley. All material (except Jenette Kahn introduction) is ©Frank Miller and used for illustration purpose only.

This beautiful glossy oversized slipcase (8.5 x 12.8 inches, 21.5 x 32.5 cm) designed by Amelia Grohman was published in October 2008 by DC Comics (ISBN: 978-1-4012-1908-6, cover price 99$, my copy is a first print).

The main book inside comes with a glossy fully illustrated dust jacket. It contains the collected Ronin originally published in six parts in 1983 and 1984, printed on mat quality paper (328 pages).

back cover of the dust jacket
The inner cover of the book is also fully illustrated, as well as the second and third of cover displaying different illustrations. It features a black ribbon bookmark.

After the credits pages, there is 2 pages introduction written by Jenette Kahn exclusive to this edition. It is followed by two pages "from the diary of Casey McKenna" that I am not able to source (they doesn't appear in the French edition that I also own, so it's perhaps exclusive to this edition).

Jenette Kahn intro

Casey McKenna diary

Then comes the main material. Each part of the original 6 issues mini-series is introduced by its wraparound virgin cover (plus sometimes enhanced excerpts). Original fold-out pages are indeed in their fold-out form.

fold out final pages (recto)


This edition ends with a bonus section of 14 pages. The pictures below display them all:

poster illustration

Frank Miller short bio


V For Vendetta Italian B&W Warrior Absolute Edition

Script Alan Moore, art by David Lloyd (additional art by Tony Weare). The translation is from Leonardo Rizzi. All illustrations are © DC Comics.