This really is a nice piece of work by Alan Moore and very cool artwork by Brian Bolland. It's a little on the short side, but still very nice. Not only is the story absolutely fantastic, and the artwork amazing; this edition of the book itself is stunningly beautiful. Underneath the dust jacket is a gilt purple imprint of the Joker's card indented into the smooth black covering on both sides of the book. It's very nicely finished. You can judge this book by its cover; it's just as amazing on the inside as it is on the outside!