- Publisher: Dark Horse (August 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1593963149
- ISBN-13: 978-1593963149
- Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.9 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Frank Miller's Complete Sin City Library Paperback – August 1, 2005
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Miller re-defined the presentation of comic book characters and heroic fiction with his grand-daddy of graphic novels, "The Dark Knight." This revolutionary work
not only kicked off the series of Batman films based on his redefinition, but a craze for such material that has thrown dozens of such heroes into multiple film franchise heaven. Certainly chief among these has been Miller's uniquely classical take on superheroic narrative, "300," and his "Sin City" books, each of which entered motion pictures with historic successes, and each now in Miller's creative phase of achieving its highly-anticipated sequel. Miller's co-direction of "Sin City" has made him one of the hottest
directors... as well as a guiding creative force...for the new genre. Or one might say "super genre."
Miller's latest graphic novel, Holy Terror, is his first original graphic novel in ten years. Join The Fixer, a brand new, hard-edged hero as he battles terror in the inaugural release from Legendary Comics.
Top Customer Reviews
It opens with "The Hard Goodbye," a bloody revenge tale about a scarred hulk named Marv. He meets a beautiful young blonde who sleeps with him, but she is dead the next morning. Revenge spurs Marv to hunt down and destroy the people who killed Goldie, including a silent cannibal and a corrupt cardinal, no matter what the price.
"A Dame To Kill For" is pure noir, set before the first book of the series. Dwight is a photographer with a shady past; his ex-girlfriend Ava reenters his life, announcing that she's scared of her ultrawealthy husband, Damien Lord, and seeking Dwight as a knight in tarnished armor. But Dwight doesn't know if he can trust her -- is Ava really in danger, or is she manipulating him as a pawn to get back at her husband? The truth just might destroy him...
Elsewhere in Sin City, the streets of Old Town are ruled by the ladies who walk them. And in "The Big Fat Kill," Dwight comes to their aid. A bunch of drunks invaded Old Town and get killed by the prostites... but then they find that one has a badge. Now Dwight must help the prostitutes -- to whom he owes a debt -- defend themselves against the rest of Sin City.
"That Yellow Bastard" introduces us to Hartigan, an ailing cop who receives a distress call from an 11-year-old, Nancy Callahan. He does rescue her, but at a price -- the rapist-murderer who attacked her is the son of a senator. Hartigan ends up in jail.Read more ›
I love the monochromatic style of artwork Miller produces. Not even a hint of grayscale. Nothing but black on white (or vice versa). This method truly adds to the overall mood of the stories. Once in a while Miller will use color, but it will only be a single color on a single character. Like the color yellow, for that yellow bastard in..."That Yellow Bastard." One color, simply used, same effect.
Chances are you've seen the movie, and I must say that you have already read volumes 1, 3 and 4. The movie follows the books so closley that it is almost, scene for scene, in sync with the comic. You do miss a couple of scenes and some dialogue, but not a whole lot.
The rest of the books are just as well conceived and written. This is a great deal for all 7 books. Retail is $125 (individually or as a set), buy them on Amazon idividually is around 83 bucks, so might as well get it all in one fell swoop for the 75 amazon is offering; you won't be disappointed!
For those who don't know, most of the books are in black-and-white with some splashes of color. The movie was black-and-greys with some splashes of color.
The set is a great deal, cheaper than buying them individually. If you are a real collector, you can go for the Sin City Library Collection I and II which is hardcover, oversized, and on higher quality paper. But for a heafty price. If you just want to savor the series, then buy this version instead.
Also, if you like Max Payne, these comics are very similar in style.
Final note: these comics are not for children, contains violence, sex, and drugs/alcohol abuse.
Even if you did not see the movie, if you are a fan of comic books and graphic novels I highly recommend this item.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great art, but many of the storylines are predictable. Again, another graphic novel with very deviant sex.Published 9 months ago by Km! Ra
Great pick up my favorite graphic novel for a VERY reasonable price and great conditionPublished 10 months ago by Darius Granger
Hi, I just wanted to know if you would deliver this to me to Argentina, in case I bought it... ThanksPublished 15 months ago by Gustavo Hitzfelder
Frank Miller at his best! Loaded with babes and bullets and noir, it's everything Miller has ever wanted to do with a detective themed novel. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Meekosays
After watching Sin City, I had to get the complete set. It made the best holiday gift set for my best friend.Published on April 10, 2013 by MACPIN J. JULATON