Sin City, Volume 2: A Dame to Kill For

Sin City, Volume 2: A Dame to Kill For

by Frank Miller

Paperback(Not Appropriate For Children)

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The second volume of Frank Miller's signature series is now planned as the lead story in the upcoming Sin City 2! This newly redesigned edition sports a new cover by Miller- some of his first comics art in years!

Stuck with nothing but a seedy gumshoe job and some demons, Dwight's thinking of all the ways he's screwed up and what he'd give for one clear chance to wipe the slate clean, to dig his way out of the numb gray hell that is his life. And he'd give anything. Just to feel the fire. One more time. But he can't let himself lose control again, can't ever let the monster out. And then Ava calls.

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!

* A Dame to Kill For is planned as the lead story in Sin City 2, to be directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593072940
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Series: Sin City Series , #2
Edition description: Not Appropriate For Children
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 327,738
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.65(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 2: A Dame to Kill For 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
jdwilbur More than 1 year ago
Frank Miller delves into a rotten city, where prostitutes rule the streets, politicians are grotesque and despicable, and every good person has his/her bad side. Really bad side.

The art is striking - masterful - utilizing aggressive fields of black and white to hint at figure and form. The chiarascuro lighting often outlines only a character's agonized face in an otherwise total blackness, establishing hyperfocus, and creating a sense of isolation that each character seems to inhabit.

The main characters are numerous, and they shift throughout the different books of the series, with many recurring characters. My favorite, Marv, the bruiser with a strange sense of honor and violence rolling off him in waves, and Hartigan, the uncorrupted cop who fights for his life against the baleful politicians that run the town.

Sin city is an amazing combination of art and storytelling that will suck you deep into the joy and pain (mostly pain) of living a cast-off life in a hard luck town. The visuals are magnificent, and that makes these a must have for any graphic novel library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sin City is a dirty gem wrapped in a story of false promises and corruption. Crime hasn't been so well written in years.
sweetiegherkin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a fast-paced read that will have you quickly hooked. It begins at a time earlier than the first book in the series, with a few connections from The Hard Goodbye coming in about midway. The two main characters, Dwight and Ava, are more interesting to me than Marv was in the first book, and Dwight¿s motivations are much more logical than Marv¿s. I enjoy Miller¿s to-the-point dialogue, which works well with the noir feel of these books.
danconsiglio on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's a Sin City book; you know what to expect. Still worth reading, though.
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a dame to kill for was a execlent book. once i started i couldn't stop. i recomend it to anyone looking for a good read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Dame To Kill For shows how much power women can have over men and how they use sex to hypnotize them in to doing what ever they want if they wanted. Dwight, Dwight is a photographer struggling to get by and also haunted by the life he once lived as a raging alcoholic. Life was pretty much ordinary until he receives a call from his ex Ava, who tells him that her husband Damien is raping her and planning to kill her soon. Dwight did not want any thing to do with her but old memories came back and she makes him believe she is still in love with him. Dwight decides to rescue her from Damien with the help of Marv and with the rage in side of him kills Damien with his own bear hands. When she sees her plan had worked she tries to kill Dwight and almost succeeds all because she wanted to inherit Damien¿s fortune all to her self. But Dwight comes back and with a new appearance for pay back. Also you can see how Dwight¿s story interweaves with Marv¿s story and how Marv met Goldie. Written and illustrated by Frank Miller. I really enjoyed this one.