Sin City, Volume 1: The Hard Goodbye

Sin City, Volume 1: The Hard Goodbye

by Frank Miller

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ISBN-13: 9781593072933
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Publication date: 11/02/2010
Series: Sin City Series
Edition description: Not Appropriate For Children
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 260,728
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Frank Miller began his career in comics in the late 1970s, first drawing then writing Daredevil for Marvel Comics, creating what was essentially a crime comic disguised as a superhero book. It was on Daredevil that Miller gained notoriety, honed his storytelling abilities, and took his first steps toward becoming a giant in the comics medium. After Daredevil came Ronin, a science-fiction samurai drama that seamlessly melded Japanese and French comics traditions into the American mainstream; and after that, the groundbreaking and acclaimed Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year One, both of which not only redefined the classic character, but also revitalized the industry itself. Finally able to fulfill his dream of doing an all-out, straight-ahead crime series, Miller introduced Sin City in 1991. Readers responded enthusiastically to Miller's tough-as-leather noir drama, creating an instant sales success. His multi-award-winning 300 series from Dark Horse, a telling of history's most glorious and underreported battle, was brought to full-blooded life in 1998. In 2001, Miller returned to the superhero genre with the bestselling Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again. Frank Miller continues to push the medium into new territories, exploring subject matter previously untouched in comics, and his work consistently receives the highest praise from his industry peers and readers everywhere. In 2005, with the hugely successful Sin City movie release, codirected with Robert Rodriguez, Miller added a director's credit to his already impressive résumé and introduced his characters to an entirely new legion of fans worldwide.

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Sin City, Volume 1: The Hard Goodbye 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The first of the in my opinion best Sin City novels, Marv's story is the best. He's a pure psychopath with an itch of love. This is a great introduction for those new to the City.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Basin City is the place. A fictional West Coast burg where the corruption flows downhill from gated estates with Spanish-style roofs to the ghetto gutters. Cynically referred to as Sin City by the noirish archetypes who populate this urban sewer, its barrooms, bordellos and back alleys are slickened by rain, bathed in the harsh light of streetlamps and awash in as much disappointment as blood. Enter Marv: a mountain of a man with a head as thick as a brick, hide as tough as leather and a face as ugly as truth. After spending a single night with a gentle beauty, her tender mercies teach Marv that happiness and hope are possible even in his wretched existence. When he awakens to find her dead and an army of crooked cops beating down the door, Marv knows that his frequent black-outs, volcanic temper and checkered past make him the perfect patsy for a crime he couldn't possibly have committed. Or could he? Pushing doubts aside, Marv vows to avenge his 'goddess' by rooting out the scum who ground his hope under their heel no matter how high he has to go or how many he has to go through. And when he gets his huge mitts on him, 'the hell [he sends] him to will seem like heaven after what [he'll have done] to him.' Sin City is the place and Marv's rampage won't stop even if it all has to burn. Illustrated in evocative chiaroscuro black-and-white and written with dialogue that is the very definition of hard-boiled, Frank Miller's highly stylized orgy of vengeance is uncompromising, brutal and profoundly sad. A legendary and award-winning exploration of varying degrees of evil, this graphic novel's heart of darkness odyssey leaves an indelible and unforgettable impact.
sweetiegherkin on LibraryThing 16 days ago
I¿m not sure what it was ¿ too high expectations perhaps ¿ but I was not thrilled with this particular book. The protagonist was not someone I could root for, and his motivation for revenge was weak. I liked Miller¿s gritty, no-nonsense dialogue and narration, but I wasn¿t blown away by the illustrations. The black and white images work well with the noir theme, but they also make it sometimes difficult to follow the action. Nevertheless, watching the mystery aspect unfold kept me reading almost nonstop, and I will move on to the next book in the series.
rtylerragan on LibraryThing 16 days ago
It is hard to really justify spending $17 on a graphic novel that will only take a good hour to read. If it can be done, Sin City does it.
danconsiglio on LibraryThing 16 days ago
Reading overly violent comics helps me to remember that I am a grown-up now and I'm allowed to read stuff like this.
Radaghast on LibraryThing 16 days ago
Violent, graphic and ultimately entertaining. Sit back and enjoy, if you need a session of mindless action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've watched sin city more times than I can count. But the artistry and writing in this book makes the movie seem like a shallow shadow on the wall.
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I personally like the detective, too
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