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Paperback Frank Miller's Sin City Volume 3: The Big Fat Kill 3rd Edition Book

ISBN: 1593072953

ISBN13: 9781593072957

Frank Miller's Sin City Volume 3: The Big Fat Kill 3rd Edition

(Book #3 in the Sin City Series)

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Criminals have always called the shots in Sin City, whether they were bootleggers, gamblers, or politicians. But since the first dame set up shop in Old Town, those side streets have been run by the... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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So far this is one of my favorite sin city books. The story starts off at Dwights girlfriend Shellie's house. Jackie Boy (who is Shellie's previous lover) is outside her door and wont leave her alone and insists he comes in. So he comes in drunk with some friends. Dwight is at her house and is waiting for Jack in the bathroom. Jack hits Shellie and Dwight roughs him up a little bit and scares them off. Jack and his friends drive off to old town with Dwight following them. The girls of old town then gruesomely kill jack and his friends. They then find out something about jack that makes them wish they never killed him. From then on it turns into a bloodbath of revenge and murder as Dwight and the girls do there best to keep all of sin city from crashing down on them. This is a very well written and illustrated story. But keep the young kids away.

Frank Miller hits his stride with this one

"The Big Fat Kill" is a fantastic tale, told in a classic "noir" style with the modern touch of Frank Miller. My favorite character is a supporting one, Miho, a Crouching-Tiger-style martial arts expert. The main story is about Dwight and... well, I won't ruin the book by giving away the whole story. Just buy it, you won't be sorry. "Dame to Kill For," and "That Yellow Bastard" are also excellent. "The Hard Goodbye" was a little gory for my taste, so if ultra-violence isn't your bag, you could skip that one (it's a "stand-alone" story anyway). "The Big Fat Kill" is represented in the movie with the Clive Owen/Rosario Dawson parts, about the middle third of the film. This is one great book!

The pure hateful bloodthirsty joy of the slaughter

Sin City: The Big Fat Kill is a direct sequel to Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. It picks up the story of that book's hero, Dwight, a few months later. Dwight has a weakness for rescuing "damsels in distress", which constantly puts his life in danger. I don't want to give away the plot, so that's all I will say about that. This is another beautifully drawn, black and white "noir" comic by Frank Miller. It has a lot of violence and nudity (although the nudity is mostly in the shadows). This is one of the stories that is being adapted into the Sin City motion picture. If you're curious, here is the cast list of who is playing the characters from this book: Dwight - Clive Owen Gail - Rosario Dawson Miho - Devon Aoki Shellie - Brittany Murphy Becky - Alexis Bledel Jack Rafferty - Benicio Del Toro Manute - Michael Clarke Duncan

Excellent Story-telling

Like I said in my Sin City review, if you're buying this book this late in the Sin City game, it's probably because you've been intrigued by the terrific trailer of the Robert Rodriguez directed film. Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller have made what appears to be the most successfully adapted comic book movie of all time. If you buy this book, you will see DOZENS of scenes from the preview within the pages of "The Big Fat Kill" because Rodriguez and Miller stayed 100% true to the comic story. So with that said,congratulations! You've just stumbled across one of the best comic stories ever told. Frank Miller tells a story unlike any other comic artist in the history of comics. The Big Fat Kill takes the story of Basin (Sin) City's prostitues and their power they have over Sin City's "old town" to a whole new level. Miller and the girls of his story make the reader care about filthy immoral prostitutes, murderers, mobsters, and dishonest police officers to a degree that they dnever thought possible. Miller's drawings, while vague, match the storytelling to a degree that is all too rare in comics today. THe Big Fat Kill is a very well told story that is well worth the read to Sin CIty fans both new and old.

Better than these guys say

I've never written one of these reviews before, but I had to put in my two cents and say that yeah, "Big Fat Kill" is kind of slim in terms of a plot, but it's slim like a sharp-ass ninja sword - it sticks right through ya. I can't look at a single page of this book without starting over and reading it all the way through (and there's something excellent about the fact that it takes maybe half-an-hour to do that). Don't let these chuckleheads fool you - this book has the simplicity and power of fairy tales, dirty jokes, and (gasp!) crime stories and comic books. It's a bracing reminder that not every graphic novel needs to be freakin' "Watchmen"!
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