Starting around 1994 or so DC published a series of maybe a dozen and half "Big Books" under the Paradox Press imprint. These books really are big. They measure around 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches with a 200+ pagecount. Every volum I've seen is sharp black and white on good quality paper, with excellent art and great writing. Basically, these books are non-fiction anthology titles covering a variety of weird or underground topics. The four pictured above sit on a bookshelf in my gameroom. I count them among Larry Gonick's Cartoon History of the Universe as some of the most fun and informative books I've ever read.
I really can't speak for the other titles in the line, such as The Big Book of the Weird West or The Big Book of Losers. Except to say that I wouldn't pass up an opportunity to pick them up cheap. I think DC stopped publishing this line around 2000 or so. As far as I can tell the last Big Book to be released was The Big Book of the '70s.
"Man, is there anything Jeff CAN'T do when it comes to gaming? This guy is like a critical 20 every roll. Jeff can bite the heads offa five game geeks, including their sorry-ass DM, and spit 'em into a large duffel bag ONE AT A TIME!...that's just the kind of messed up bastard he is! You think yer a gamer, punk? Well..do ya? Jeff will depants your weasel-ass right in front of your grandma."