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Frank Miller's Sin City Volume 1: The Hard Goodbye 3rd Edition (Sin City (Dark Horse)) Kindle & comiXology
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- ASIN : B00A7H2NC4
- Publisher : Dark Horse Books; 2nd edition (October 19, 2010)
- Publication date : October 19, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 88045 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
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- Print length : 208 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #262,214 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The story itself is almost a scene for scene/panel for panel version of the film with a few detours in the overall story, but i found myself tearing through the graphic novel in less than an hour, and by the time I got to the last page I still felt like it was a new experience.
Sin City. It's dark. It's grimy. It's no place you want to visit, and a place you cannot leave. A masterpiece.
I was wrong. So very wrong. This is the kind of visceral artistic mastery that one should grab however it is made available, in whatever form & wherever one must travel for it. It's amazing.
This book can be bought and savored for weeks. It doesn't need the others to be appreciated. I naturally saw the movie, and while they did a superb job with it, nothing touches the gritty feel you get with Miller's words, artwork and lettering. This is only the second time I've been in awe of lettering ... the first being Delirium's words in Gaiman's Sandman.
This is nothing short of mastery. All I can say with perfect accuracy is, "Wow."
Top reviews from other countries
Brutalistic imagery and a true Noir storyline, Frank Miller's 'The Hard Goodbye' is a fine experiment in the boundaries of graphic fiction through a comic book lens.
The black and white ink drawings add to the noir sensibilities and, while this is not a book for the faint hearted, the story line drags us from frame to bloody frame.
After seeing them I done a little research into the graphic novels and Sin City, and decided to buy the first one and give it a try. It arrived soon after I placed the order and in very good condition. I have only read a couple of graphic novels before but am getting into them more recently, this has become my favourite! It follows the story of one character in Sin City, Marv! This enormous brute smashes through each page in a plot full of mind altering twists and turns. We are also introduced to several other characters who the sequels follow the lives of. This particular novel is based on Marvs story in the first film, the story of Nancy is actually the 3rd graphic novel but the original movie incorporates that in with this book. (The second film is based of the second graphic novel.)
I would recommend watching the film before reading this graphic novel to truly understand how well the two interlink and follow the complex storylines, however if you want the story to unravel in your hands order this immediately and the 2nd and 3rd, then watch the two films and then read the other graphic novel.
In conclusion, just hit the order button!!!!!
Marv is an awesome character in every sense of the word; memorable, unapologetically and ecstatically violent, and huge in stature and presence. A tank of a man; almost impervious to pain and bullets, inhuman and with only one thought on his mind: Goldie the whore who gave him the only night of love in his lonely murderous life. I love him.
The dialogue is typically comic book; Marv sounds like a rougher and dumber Rorschach; economical with language but what he does say is meaningful and necessary. It sounds like the 40's and makes you picture smoky bars and flapper girls. Except much, much filthier.
I love the character if Kevin but I think I do more because of the film than his depiction in the comic. I love the way that in the film his glasses never really showed his eyes and how his silence was really unnerving. It is hard to portray sinister silence in a comic or a novel but a film manages it perfectly. I like the idea that he eats people's souls and it brings him closer to God. There's a message there somewhere.
The one silly reason why I knocked a star off the rating was because, for me, the art was a little disappointing. I know it fits really well with the dark and brooding characters and the sinister, grubby underbelly of Sin City as it is all dark and disjointed but, at times, it is really hard to make out what it being depicted. I felt that because of that the flow was interrupted and I had to look hard. Also the noises that are portrayed get kind of annoying and don't really add anything and are used too often.
This is such an amazing comic. If you like your comics and graphic novels violent and dark then why wouldn't you read it!?
Was great reading it from start to finish in under an hour.
Holds your attention with every page turn.
Was great reading through the same story that was put to film.
An absolute reading pleasure.