I was pretty surprised when I came across this and realized how short it is. It's only 48 pages! After all the talk and acclaim I expected something bigger. But oh well, we're talking about Alan Moore in the late eighties. Does it get any better than that for comic writing? He was at the height of his powers, and Batman was also going through possibly the most interesting and iconic times of his history. As you've probably heard, this is a must-read.