Absolute Watchmen is one of the most influential graphic novels within the past 30 years. Written in the 80s, Watchmen was one of the first mature titles that didn't involve your typical superheroes. Watchmen is about a group of superheroes who basically watch over people and stop villains. The Absolute edition is absolutely beautiful, with biographies of the characters, interviews, and other extra content. I found myself reading the entire thing, including the extra content within a week. It really does suck you in. DC decided to re-color the comic with the original artist watching over the process and I felt like they did a very good job with it. The colors look very good compared to the original. Overall I think you should atleast read Watchmen once to appreciate how far comics have gone. The Absolute Edition is the best possible presentation of it.