Synopses & Reviews
Legendary artist Frank Miller opened a noir opus in Sin City
. This critically-acclaimed triumph honored by both an Eisner Award and the prestigious National Cartoonists' Award combines the pulp intensity of writers like Spillane and Cain with the gritty graphic storytelling that only Miller can deliver.
Sin City is the place tough as leather and dry as tinder. Love is the fuel, and the now-infamous character Marv has the match...not to mention a condition. He's gunning after Goldie's killer, so it's time to watch this town burn!
Frank Miller is one of modern comics' first talents to publish a comic book that he created, crafted, and owned. That book is Sin City, which grew from the wellspring of Miller's passionate desire to create a comic book with two distinct qualities it wouldn't be a superhero comic, and it had to be a crime comic. Enter Marv and Goldie. And a psychotic killer. And a crime-drenched town. And a corrupted diocese. Sin City is a town like no other, but most places resemble it in one way or another. In real life, thugs live everywhere and women sell their bodies all the time, but if everyday life is a storm, Sin City exists in the eye of a hurricane.
The first volume of the crime-comic megahit that introduced the now-infamous Marv and spawned a blockbuster film returns in a newly redesigned edition, with a brand-new cover by Frank Miller-some of his first comics art in years
It's a lousy room in a lousy part of a lousy town. But Marv doesn't care. There's an angel in the room. She says her name is Goldie. A few hours later, Goldie's dead without a mark on her perfect body, and the cops are coming before anyone but Marv could know she's been killed. Somebody paid good money for this frame . . .
With a new look generating more excitement than ever before, this third edition is the perfect way to attract a whole new generation of readers to Frank Miller's masterpiece
* Over a million Sin City books in print
* New cover by Frank Miller
* With Miller and codirector Robert Rodriguez gearing up for Sin City 2, this third edition is being released at just the right time
* The Hard Goodbye was the lead story in the Sin City film, starring Mickey Rourke as Marv
will be a major motion picture in 2005, directed by Miller and Robert Rodriguez (Desperado
, Once Upon a Time in Mexico
) and featuring a cast of Hollywood all-stars that includes Bruce Willis, Clive Owen, and Benicio del Toro. Frank Miller's Sin City
will be based on three Sin City
titles: Sin City: The Hard Goodbye
; Sin City: The Big Fat Kill
; and Sin City: That Yellow Bastard
All of the Sin City titles will be redesigned by award-winning book designer, Chip Kidd.
A guy like Marv, big and ugly, he doesn't get a whole bunch of chances with dames like Goldie. So when he wakes up three hours later, and someone's killed his goddess, he figures he'll find that someone and return the favor. But it won't be quick and quiet, the way it was with Goldie. It'll be loud and nasty. Illustrated in B&W. Graphic novel format.
There's a big ugly guy and a dame that smells like angels ought to smell, in a lousy room in a lousy part of a lousy town. But that room becomes heaven and that dame's the perfect woman. The goddess. Goldie. So when Marv wakes up and someone's killed his goddess, he figures he'll find that someone and return the favor. But it won't be quick and quiet, the way it was with Goldie. It'll be loud and nasty.