This beautiful glossy oversized slipcase (8.5 x 12.8 inches, 21.5 x 32.5 cm) designed by Chip Kidd was published in 2006 by DC Comics (ISBN: 1-4012-1079-1, 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 "Batman: The Dark Night Returns" as well as its sequel "Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again", both printed on mat quality paper (512 pages).
|Back cover (and yes, it is printed upside down)|
The design of the edition is particularly rich. After a few credits pages, there is 2 pages introduction written by Frank Miller exclusive to this edition. Each part of The Dark Knight Returns is introduced by 2 Sin City-esque illustrations.
The three books of The Dark Knight Strikes Again are also introduced by 2 B&W (probably) exclusive illustrations.
This edition ends with an impressive bonus section of 70 pages. The pictures below display what one's can find there.
|Above and below The Dark Knight Returns Original Proposal (5 pages)|
|Above and below covers of the original comics and paperbacks (5 pages)|
|Above and two following statues and action figures with FM sketches (6 pages)|
|Above and following The Dark Knight Returns 'From Plot to Art' (25 pages of script exerpts, sketches, pencils, inking..)|
|Above and below The Dark Knight Strikes Again Sketchbook (22 pages)|
The book ends with an acknowledgments and thank you page for both stories, and short bio of Frank Miller and Klaus Janson.