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Sin City: The Frank Miller Library, Set II (Volumes 5-7, plus The Art of Sin City) Hardcover – Deluxe Edition, June 20, 2006


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  • Hardcover: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse (June 20, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593074220
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593074227
  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 8.4 x 3.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,313,920 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Frank Miller is one of the seminal creative talents who sparked the current gigantic sub-industry of motion pictures featuring comic book- initiated product. A sub-industry which had become a super-industry. This most profitable aspect of this millennium's film production, now producing an annual flow of box office profits in the Billions of dollars, was launched when Frank Miller's graphic novel re-take on the classic comic book hero, Batman, resulted in an entertainment industry-wide reconsideration of the genre in the deeper and darker vision Miller brought to it.

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.

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This deluxe hardcover edition is worth every penny.
Billy Conard
Awesome bindings, awesome covers, awesome page quality and size, awesome books.
Solaire of Astora
"Hell and Back" is the end of the "Sin City" series... so far.
E. A Solinas

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 18, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Call it "noir meets Kill Bill." Frank Miller stripped comic art to the bone in his "Sin City" series, which takes place in the fictional "Basin City," where corruption is the rule and life is cheap.

It's a gritty, dark, edgy series with several interwoven stories, and artwork that give no distraction from the rocky stories. And this collector's edition contains the last volumes of the series, plus the added "Art of" but with the bloody, gritty storytelling amped up with the greater quality of the publication.

Dwight returns in "Family Values," arriving at an old diner and finding that someone shot up the place. Turns out an Old Town prostitute was murdered by a Mafia shooter, and now Dwight is on the warpath. Accompanying him is rollerblading ninja/assassin/prostitute Miho, as he works his way to the top of the powerful Mob...

"Booze, Broads and Bullets" is a short story collection, full of little gritty vignettes. It provides little insights into the characters -- among other stories: Dwight rescues a beautiful mystery woman, Marv rescues a little girl from sex slavery, the lethal Delia lures in men for sinister purposes, and a pair of dumb crooks debate whether to steal a corpse's boots.

"Hell and Back" is the end of the "Sin City" series... so far. It introduces us to Wallace, a shaggy artist who also happens to be a Vietnam veteran. He saves a stunning starlet named Esther, and goes out for a drink with her... only to be drugged and tricked by a mystery woman when he awakes. As he struggles to rescue Esther from her kidnappers, he discovers the gruesome reason they want her.

Finally there is the "Art of Sin City" book, which fills out the boxed set.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Solaire of Astora on February 4, 2011
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Awesome bindings, awesome covers, awesome page quality and size, awesome books. Looks right at home next to your Absolute editions on the bookshelf. Just make sure it can support the weight! Buy these now!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Billy Conard on October 9, 2009
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This deluxe hardcover edition is worth every penny. The art is gorgeous. Owning this oversized volume makes looking at the pretty pictures even more enjoyable.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Justin G. TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 3, 2008
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The fact that you're checking out this big-ticket item means you are no doubt familiar with Frank Miller's crime noir masterpiece, so I won't bother explaining what the basic stories are all about. You're probably here trying to decide whether this bookshelf item is worth the $100+ price tag, or whether it is time to upgrade your Sin City collection. The answer is an overwhelming YES.

In this massive collection you get the (to date) final three Sin City graphic novels (Family Values, Booze, Broads and Bullets, and Hell and Back) plus the Art of Sin City collection housed in a black slipcase with the Sin City logo in red foil. The volumes presented here are in hardcover format in a larger than normal size. Think of the DC Absolute hardcover series; these books are just slightly smaller than that format. As if the extra large presentation weren't enough, the page stock has been significantly upgraded. The pages are as thick as the typical Sin City cover stock, and ultra-glossy, which is ideally suited for Miller's dynamic black and white artwork. Each page becomes fine art. I was extremely pleased with my original Sin City hardcovers and paperbacks, but they just pale in comparison to the quality of this package. I'll take a star off just because the material collected in this set isn't as impressive as the first Sin City Library collection, but this really is the ultimate Sin City reading experience.

My only complaint, and it is minor, is that there isn't anything in the way of "bonus material." At the very least, I was hoping for some kind of introduction to each volume by Miller. But like I said, it's a minor gripe.

With its high price tag, the Sin City Library is not for everyone. It is however, a must-have for true Sin City aficionados, and makes an impressive addition to the comic fan's bookshelf.
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