The scan on this unusual book is trimmed on the top and bottom due to this
over-sized graphic novel being larger than my scanner. There were 80,000 copies
of the first edition so they are relatively easy to locate, yet for reasons I
don't understand, they seem to carry an unusually high price, though still
within the casual collector's price range.
You have a hardback first edition if there is a $17.95 price on the upper inside
front dustjacket, a "1088" date code on the lower inside front dustjacket and
if it states
"First Printing: October 1988"
directly above the number series
"10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1"
on the copyright page.