Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sin City: The Hard Goodbye Review

Sin City, Volume 1: The Hard Goodbye
Written and drawn by Frank Miller
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
My Rating: 7/10 Lightsabers

 Goodreads Summary
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 . . .

 Sin City: The Hard Goodbye is a brutal, dirty revenge story. Marv has been set up for Goldie's murder and he is determined to find out why and by whom.  Bit by bit, murder by murder, Marv begins to put the pieces together. Sin city lives up to its name. The women are all prostitutes and the men are crazy and corrupt. I like the main character, Marv. He's not very intelligent and is obviously unstable. He has some kind of mental disorder that I assume is schizophrenia. He gets "confused" a lot and sees and hears things if he doesn't take his medicine. You could say he has a thing for torture.

I found the overall story simple, but fun. The art is the best part. Miller uses silhouettes and shadows that really compliment his neo-noir story. The image below spits out some of my favorite lines from the book. A priest says to Marv, "Ask yourself if that corpse of a slut is worth dying for". Marv replies, "Worth dying for. Worth killing for. Worth going to hell for. Amen."

Do you like a bit of mystery with lots of blood and breasts? Then this is the series for you! I know I'll be picking up volume 2.

Next review: Ernest Cline's Ready Player One. Stay tuned.

On a side note, I just want to apologize about this short review. I'm having a Nick from New Girl moment. Just having one of those days. 

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