This was a great graphic novel. I finished it today in one sitting. The art is pretty stunning, and the story is really good too. This book was leaps and bounds beyond The Dark Knight Returns. Controversial opinion. Discuss.
Definitely the height of Mark Waid (the Flash) writing. A wonderful story about responsibility and guilt. Pretty much what Infinite Crisis borrows. The old heroes realize they are no more guilty for leaving the super hero business any more than the new age heroes that they are repulsed by.
Alex Ross pretty much ripped off Norman Rockwell with the way he does sculpted hard edged chins.