Rocky: The Ultimate Guide is the official companion book to the Rocky series. It was published in 2006 by DK Publishing with the cooperation of Sylvester Stallone and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The coffee table book covers all six films in detail, with synopses, behind-the-scenes stories and full color photos. We learn more about the series' major characters like Rocky, Paulie, Adrian and all of Rocky's colorful opponents through interesting character profiles. Every one of Rocky's major fights, from his first with Apollo Creed to his final with Mason "The Line" Dixon, are covered round for round. The book is 144 pages and was written by entertainment journalist Edward Gross, with a foreword by Sylvester Stallone.