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Sin City, Vol. 1: The Hard Goodbye Librarian s Note Alternate cover edition for ISBNIt 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


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  1. Stephen Stephen says:

    RESOLVED The Sin City movie was superior to the graphic novel Note This debate covers only the first 45 Minutes of the Sin City movie which encompassed the adaptation of this graphic novel. BASIC ASSUMPTIONS NOT IN DISPUTE Assumption 1 Sin City the Hard Goodbye was a ground breaking graphic novel and worthy of its critical and commercial success Assumption 2 Sin City the Hard Goodbye should be read by fans of the graphic novel format and those interested in a grittier, edgier read RESOLVED The Sin City movie was superior to the graphic novel Note This debate covers only the first 45 Minutes of the Sin City movie which encompassed the adaptation of this graphic novel. BASIC ASSUMPTIONS NOT IN DISPUTE Assumption 1 Sin City the Hard Goodbye was a ground breaking graphic novel and worthy of its critical and commercial success Assumption 2 Sin City the Hard Goodbye should be read by fans of the graphic novel format and those interested in a grittier, edgier read Assumption 3 Wedding Crashers and The Hangover are two of the funniest movies ever and you really should see them if you haven t already STATEMENT OF PREMISEWhile Sin City the Hard Goodbye was a very well written and original graphic novel worthy of both its critical and commercial success, it was in the FILM VERSION of the story that the material found its truest and best expression This conclusion is based on 5 indisputable facts that our colleagues on the other side of the debate, while they may try, will be unable to answer or challenge in any cogent or compelling way.SUPPORTING FACTS FACT 1 Mickey Rourke IS MARV In his portrayal of Marv, Mickey Rourke out Marved the graphic novel Marv and turned graphic novel Marv into histhis portion of the transcript has been edited for violation of debate rules and referred to a derogatory term for a womanNow, our worthy colleagues on the other side will be quick to point out that Mickey Rourke s make up had him looking a little like MARVenstein s monster and that the few scenes in which Rourke was seen shirtless could be viewed as an unfortunate choice by the director To this, we would respectively respond that the other side are a bunch of whinny haters who need to brush their teeth and chomp on a few tic tacs before engaging in close quarters debate FACT 2 FRODO BAGGINS cast as the psychotic, murdering cannibal killer with Ninja skills, wolverine like claws, Robert DeNiro taxi driver glasses and wearing a Charlie Brown sweater and a Potsie hair cut Nuff said, Nuff said and NUFF SAID For the record, we believe the debate should be declared over with us as the victors based on this fact alone Frodo friggin Baggins eating people.game over FACT 3 Sin City the graphic novel was done in subdued black and white with impressionist art in order to give it that noir chic feel that left some of theviolent parts of the book a little underwhelming On the contrary, the movie was filmed in gritty black and white with moments of extreme color that made some of theviolent parts of the book OH SO MUCH MORE BRUTAL By way of illustration, I refer the judges to the following a MARV driving while cleaning the street with nameless bad guys face b MARV preparing our demented little hobbit Frodo as a snack for Fido and c MARV s final little chat with Cardinal Roark Disturbing, yes Graphic, yes Gratuitous, certainly Memorable, DEFINITELY FACT 4 A bald Rutger Hauer as Cardinal Roark Let me repeat that, A BALD RUTGER HAUER as Cardinal Roark That is just plain FUN FACT 5 We will generally conclude by saying that the rest of the eye candy, hot babeness, Jessica Alba casting was absolutely top notch However, in order to avoid the risk of either a appearing evenlike a 40 year old stuck in adolescence or 2 having my beautiful wife read this review and deciding to go Glenn Close on me, we will simply say that the cinematography was excellent By the way, honey, I love youthan anything in the world now please put the bunny down and take the pot off the stoveThus, for all of the above indisputable reasons, we submit that the graphic novel was very good and worthy of 3.5 stars but the MOVIE VERSION is a classic and worthy of a full 5 star rating Thank you for your time


  2. Matthew Matthew says:

    I am so glad that I am finally reading this I saw the movie years ago and loved it This first volume was fantastic and almost every frame of it is included in the movie as is I love it when they don t mess with the story.The black and white art is great It had to bedifficult to do a simple face using only the negative space through the rain or in the shadows than a complex picture with all of the colors you want If I could give itthan 5 stars I would It is creative, raw, dark, I am so glad that I am finally reading this I saw the movie years ago and loved it This first volume was fantastic and almost every frame of it is included in the movie as is I love it when they don t mess with the story.The black and white art is great It had to bedifficult to do a simple face using only the negative space through the rain or in the shadows than a complex picture with all of the colors you want If I could give itthan 5 stars I would It is creative, raw, dark, action packed fun


  3. Hannah Garden Hannah Garden says:

    Ok I am tired of people liking this dumb review so I m erasing it Jesus And while we re here, fuck Trump.


  4. Ivan Ivan says:

    DNF.Again.This is my second attempt to get into Sin city but I simply can t.Problem isn t the writing, I think that Miller is great writer two of my favorite Batman comics are his work and there is good story in here too.Problem are illustrations, I loathed them from the start and I couldn t enjoy the story properly.I couldn t enjoy it but I don t think this is bad graphic novel, as I said above there is good story in there and if illustrations don t bother you than I would actually recommend y DNF.Again.This is my second attempt to get into Sin city but I simply can t.Problem isn t the writing, I think that Miller is great writer two of my favorite Batman comics are his work and there is good story in here too.Problem are illustrations, I loathed them from the start and I couldn t enjoy the story properly.I couldn t enjoy it but I don t think this is bad graphic novel, as I said above there is good story in there and if illustrations don t bother you than I would actually recommend you give it a try


  5. Tina Haigler Tina Haigler says:

    I don t normally enjoy murder sprees that don t have a deeper reason but this was an exception Honestly I love Marv He is a badass but he s not a generic badass He is vulnerable mentally but he s hard as hell to kill The other characters were just kind of there The villains were overly strange and had no depth The art was really good but I have to admit there was a panel or two that looked like Rorschach tests to me The story was good as well but it wasn t quite fleshed out enough More b I don t normally enjoy murder sprees that don t have a deeper reason but this was an exception Honestly I love Marv He is a badass but he s not a generic badass He is vulnerable mentally but he s hard as hell to kill The other characters were just kind of there The villains were overly strange and had no depth The art was really good but I have to admit there was a panel or two that looked like Rorschach tests to me The story was good as well but it wasn t quite fleshed out enough More back story on the villains would ve helped I ll still be reading Volume 2 though


  6. Lono Lono says:

    Miller s The Hard Goodbye is a noir masterpiece that would ve given the great Jim Thompson a legendary hard on This was so obviously a labor of love for Frank He was really at the peak of his career when he put pen to paper with this one The descriptions and dialogue were hard edged and to straight to the razor sharp point, just like good noir should be And because of it, this book might not be for the easily offended Frank doesn t pussy around with what he wants to say and words like f Miller s The Hard Goodbye is a noir masterpiece that would ve given the great Jim Thompson a legendary hard on This was so obviously a labor of love for Frank He was really at the peak of his career when he put pen to paper with this one The descriptions and dialogue were hard edged and to straight to the razor sharp point, just like good noir should be And because of it, this book might not be for the easily offended Frank doesn t pussy around with what he wants to say and words like faggot and retarded manage to find their way into the finished product For me, words don t offend, so I liked it when Frank cuts loose I live and work in an environment where insensitivity reigns, the thin skinned cringe, and these types of tactless remarks tend to bead off Miller, much like myself, could give a rat s ass about political correctness Frank s portrayal of women could also be off putting for some Strippers, hookers, and topless parole officers pretty much sum up the kinds of ladies that populate Basin City A school boy s fantasy that I m ok with The men of Sin City aren t any better They re violent, corrupt, greedy, and always lead with their dick Actually, that s pretty much accurate everywhere AND I LOVED EVERY GODDAMNED MINUTE OF IT Miller s protagonist, Marv, is so fuckin great Tough, simple minded, loyal to a fault, and as dangerous as they come What you see is what you get I like that he s got a sense of decency A brutal killer that ll shoot you in the nuts or carve you up with a hacksaw, but still loves his mom and doesn t hit dames Miller s own description of Marv as Conan in a trench coat pretty much hits the bullseye The artwork is magnificent It s almost unbelievable what Frank was able to produce with just a pen and some black ink And it just got better and better as it went Some of the best black and white comic art ever produced And Miller did it ALL Artwork, inking, and lettering Fuckin mind blowing I especially liked the rain effect Sick So many fantastic moments, I was surprised it took Hollywood so long to put it on film If you enjoy the book, check the movie out Mickey Rourke kills as Marv Frank peaked early with this book because most of what follows in the Sin City series falls a little short of the bench mark set by this one I don t think any of it was bad by any means, just that none of the later volumes were able to grab me by the short and curlies and command my full attention like meeting Marv for the first time Loved him so much I named my dog after him RECOMMENDED Unless you re a pansy Right Marv Get this review andat


  7. Algernon (Darth Anyan) Algernon (Darth Anyan) says:

    There s no settling down It s going to be blood for blood and by the gallons It s the old days The bad days The all or nothing days They re back There s no choice left and I m ready for war Marv is taking medications to keep his anger and his killing impulses under control, but his efforts to become a better person are sabotaged when he wakes up from a drunken stupor to find Goldie, his gorgeous one night stand, dead beside him He is not anybody s idea of a knight in shiny armor a hul There s no settling down It s going to be blood for blood and by the gallons It s the old days The bad days The all or nothing days They re back There s no choice left and I m ready for war Marv is taking medications to keep his anger and his killing impulses under control, but his efforts to become a better person are sabotaged when he wakes up from a drunken stupor to find Goldie, his gorgeous one night stand, dead beside him He is not anybody s idea of a knight in shiny armor a hulking brute, ugly as sin and with a temper to match But he has his own code of honor, and nobody is messing with his women A bloody chase starts seconds after Marv wakes up, and continues relentlessly for the rest of this first Sin City episode.I have grown weary of excessive violence in novels, comics and movies, especially the Quentin Tarantino brand of smug infatuation with killers, yet there is a gut wrenching rawness of despair and rage in the story offered by Frank Miller that puts it in a class of its own Marv is not a suave psychopat with sarcastic wit, dancing along to the tune of cool retro tracks He is a desperate man pushed over the edge by a world gone mad in its thirst for power He is a creature of the night, a walking nightmare that laughs at goons threatening him with firearms while he tears their limbs off with his bare hands Yes, the level of explicit violence and gore and cussing is over the top, but in the context of the story penned by Frank Miller, it doesn t feel out of place His Basin City gathers in one fictional location all the criminal underlife of the American noir canon serial killers, vilent thugs, drug lords, snitches, corrupt police officers, venal politicians, debauched clergymen, rundown neighborhoods where even the SWAT teams fear to enter, sleazy strip bars where the gangs meet to settle their affairs, derelict tenements where poverty rules supreme Marv is one of the top predators of this dark world, his murderous obsession in chasing a mystery killer the product and the mirror of the larger sickness that envelops a town governed by SinThe air cools The sounds change The suits and the briefcases scurry to their fortresses and bolt their doors and balance their checkbooks and ignore the screams and try not to think about who really owns Sin City, The blending of Miller s razor sharp writing, delivered in tense, minimalist sentences with the power of a machine gun burst, with the jagged edge, monochromatic artwork results here in one of the most memorable and disturbing adult themed comic albums I have ever read It pays homage to the classics of the 1940 s and 1950 s with the interplay between light and darkness in the construction of the panels, with the unusual camera angles and with the twisted threads of the plotline It takes the game to a new, up to date level of cynicism and despair The only minor complaint is surprisingly not with the explicit violence and language, but with the portrayal of women, strong in characterization but with a marked preference for nudity I know most of these Miller girls are supposed to be hookers, but the author walks here a too fine line between eye candy and gritty pulp fiction.I have been so caught up in the atmospheric drama of Marv, the killer with a keen sense of street justice, and in the poster like quality of the graphic art, that I have already finished the second Sin City album before I even tried to write down my impressions of the first I am now trying to slow down, to take it easy and spread the next installments out, so I don t get mixed up in the storylines.Final note Initially I had reservations about the movie versions for these first two Sin City albums, but now I realize they are quite good and mostly faithful to the source material Mickey Rourke is a great choice for Marv, and Nancy Callahan in the drawings looks like the twin of Jessica Alba in the movie I would leave my opinions about Eva Green pending for the next review I had enough excitement already for today.recommended for readers not easily offended by explicit violence or nudity, fans of noir literature and of finely drawn artwork


  8. Carmen Carmen says:

    THINGS I LIKED The writing It was excellent.The drawings.Marv s distinctive dialogue I ve read enough Miller to know that he doesn t make all his main characters the same This is much to his credit ExamplesBy way of a for instance I probably would have had to paste you one Just give with the scoop The fact that Marv is almost impossible to kill Marv sleeps during the day and hates the sun Like a vampire.Lucille is a lesbian She is strong physically and mentally but is not a THINGS I LIKED The writing It was excellent.The drawings.Marv s distinctive dialogue I ve read enough Miller to know that he doesn t make all his main characters the same This is much to his credit ExamplesBy way of a for instance I probably would have had to paste you one Just give with the scoop The fact that Marv is almost impossible to kill Marv sleeps during the day and hates the sun Like a vampire.Lucille is a lesbian She is strong physically and mentally but is not a bull dyke stereotype.There were no sex scenes between Lucille and her girlfriend.The women aren t super skinny and I like the way Miller draws their hair.How Miller gave us little glimpses into Marv s slightlyvulnerable past I loved hearing about his time at Catholic school, his bad experiences at camp, and his retard friend Chuck I loved seeing how Marv sees and interprets the world and why Almost perfectly done ruined by him striking Wendy, IMO The fact that Marv, big tough he man, cries, vomits from nerves, and admits fear.The scene where Nancy patches Marv up He s carrying an unconscious Wendy She trusts him and does what he says.The scene where Wendy is driving Marv to the farm and she s taking orders from him and asking no questions She just trusts him to know what he s doing and get the job done.The scene where Marv is confusing Wendy with Goldie and climbs into bed with her Wendy tells him off and orders him back to the sofa He obeys and feels really bad I wish she didn t hit him, though.Marv doesn t kill the dog It s a small thing, but small things matter.Marv says breasts and not some stupid ass word instead.Marv likes nice coats and when he sees a bad guy I use this term very loosely everyone is a bad guy in this world who s big enough he starts saying stuff like, Nice coat you re wearing etc It s funny Then he kills them and steals it.THINGS I THAT DIDN T BOTHER ME ONE WAY OR THE OTHER All the naked women I know I should probably feel that this is bad or exploitative or something, but honestly it didn t bother me at all.Marv s constant comments about what a waste it is that Lucille is lesbian If I felt Miller was just being a jerk here, that would be one thing But instead, this trait suits Marv to a T and I m choosing to interpret this as just excellent characterization on Miller s part Also, Lucille punches him in the face for one of these choice comments, so I feel like she s got it covered view spoiler Wendy visits Marv in prison and gives him a pity fuck before he is executed hide spoiler Again, and I can t reiterate this enough, I think women in this book are having sex or not having sex with Marv for all the wrong reasons Except for the lesbian women and his mom, of course They are not having sex with Marv for the right reasons LOLMarv is Catholic and wears a cross but breaks every commandment ever written.Marv names his gun Gladys after a nun who taught him He has conversations with to it.Marv has an unnamed, unspecified mental illness which he treats with illegal prescription drugs He takes these drugs whenever he feels like it or whenever he remembers to And then he takes 1, 2, or a handful depending on what he feels like THINGS I DIDN T LIKE The fact that, due to the font, every time I saw the word Marv it looked like Mary The world.The endingThere isn t much Nancy wouldn t do for me Not since a year back when a frat boy roughed her up and I straightened him out but good Maybe I went a little too far, but I was plenty steamed, seeing her crying like that It really gets my goat when guys rough up dames What s Marv doing on this page Carrying Wendy s unconscious body Why is she unconscious Because he knocked her out by striking her face Bit of a disconnect After spending the whole book going on and on about how he doesn t believe in hitting women, how it almost seems like this is a point of pride with him, he goes and ruins the whole thing in the end with this But it was for her own good That s bullcrap and you know it He could ve tried a hundred other things, but he didn t Every woman is either a whore or Marv s mother That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but not much Let s see Non whores Marv s mom Little old lady Birthed Marv Lucille, parole officer A lesbian, so I guess she s off the table for Marv, sexually Is gorgeous Is naked barely dressed in every scene Her girlfriend, Claire, who only exists off page Nancy, a stripper, who is gorgeous and is naked barely dressed in every scene Kadie, transsexual who Marv respectfully addresses Off page All other females prostitutesI wasn t never even able to buy a woman, the way I lookThis whole Marv is living a sex free sex deprived life because he s ugly bullshit I don t care whether the women would be having sex with him because they need some muscle around, think he s cute, are giving him a pity fuck, are saying thank you or even because they just genuinely like the guy there would be no shortage of women willing to go to bed with him He d only have to pay if he preferred it that way Also, even if I did think he was ugly enough or evil enough for women to shun him which I don t there s NO WAY he wouldn t be able to buy some temporary female companionship BULLSHIT This wasunbelievable than any other aspect of the story Cops and priests are corrupt, evil scumbags view spoiler Lucille dies hide spoiler In short, Miller has created a horrible world that I don t want to think about, see, or visit A world where murder, rape, torture and prostitution are just facts of life.Similar to Joe Abercrombie, Miller has through amazing writing and illustrations made me feel a kind of grudging respect for his work P.S I hated the movie, SIN CITY And I haven t seen the sequel, nor do I have any desire to


  9. Mike Mike says:

    Thematic BuddyRead with that gang we shouldn t even be admitting to belonging to but somehow proudly emblazon it wherever we go , the Shallow Comic Readers Criteria An embarrassing amount of jugs on displayYes, Miller had a real talent for drawing Composition it s almost balletic even if he spent a remarkable amount of time focusing on the female nipple I mean, seriously Frank Porn wasn t that hard to acquire in the 80 s And no, I can t approve of the throwback to unapologetic Thematic BuddyRead with that gang we shouldn t even be admitting to belonging to but somehow proudly emblazon it wherever we go , the Shallow Comic Readers Criteria An embarrassing amount of jugs on displayYes, Miller had a real talent for drawing Composition it s almost balletic even if he spent a remarkable amount of time focusing on the female nipple I mean, seriously Frank Porn wasn t that hard to acquire in the 80 s And no, I can t approve of the throwback to unapologetic misogyny times.For the most part this is less great noir homage cf Brubaker Phillips andcliche ridden tripe he executes the basic maneuvers but lacks any finesse Given that Miller fridges a woman in Act One, bathes women in the Male Gaze and zealously populates the world with distasteful caricatures of independent women, it s hard to believe Miller sees women as a species as equal to men, or ever would put in the effort to portray them as such Note there s only one type of woman who s worth respect, the nurse spoiler Miller s mother was a nurse I ask this question every once in a while, cause I m genuinely curious if a writer consistently and deeply takes on a slur bigotry ridden tone in their writing, is that just an ironic distance thing, or do they actually enjoy embodying and proliferating this kind of prejudice and hatred Every writer has a blank canvas upon which to spatter their imagination if they continue to choose a specific subject matter time after time, is that choice, compulsion or just random chance I ask the same thing of Garth Ennis, who liberally garnishes his hilarious writing with homophobic slurs It makes me pause when I keep coming across this kind of streak and with Ennis, it s a lifelong thing In his case, he s a good enough writer see some of his less exaggerated over the top works to get my meaning that it makes me wonder whether he s being ironic holding up a mirror to society, or if he s just a bigot and enjoys expressing it Occam s Razor or artistic commentary Looking at the twisted wreck of a man that Miller became in later life the later books like All Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder, Vol 1 Holy Terror, his attitudes towards Occupy Wall Street , and comparing it to the dark fascist hints in his earlier works, it s hard for me not believe that the later man was always in Miller and just was amplified after 9 11 set free to fully embrace his angry fearful under empathetic personality IIRC, in later Sin City books, the best a woman can be is the gang of murderous prostitutes.Marv on the other hand is Miller s libertarian ideal the ubermensch, fighting against the forces of order and oppression, overcoming them all with the super strength and iron resolve of a Man who knows he s right when all others say he s wrong.Marv looks like just a twisted, flat copy of Batman the Batman Miller wanted to write, the Batman he s finally fully realized years later in Holy Terror Put a pointy cowl on the guy and give him a giant penny Are there people in the world like Marv Or Goldie Or the dirty cops, or prostitutes, or Angry unsanctioned racist not batman Of course Welcome to a planet of 7 billion I guess that makes Miller an historian, a sociologist, a cartographer of the disgusting wasteland of humanity Very egalitarian and progressive of you Professor Miller Is Miller notable in comics history Of course He s taken steps that dragged comics out of the technicolor 70 s and into the dark 80 s We gained an art form that took on adult levels of anger, violence and sad disappointment.Does he deserve a place on the current shelf of best comics creators That s for each of us to decide Not hard to see where I stand on the matter, but I d be an ass to assume mine is the only opinion that matters.At least the climactic confrontations were fun Four stars for some generally great art, minus two stars for a sad little tale from a sad little shell of a man, aspiring to become thepowerful, brave, righteous, merciless man that he drew


  10. Stuart Stuart says:

    Sin City The Hard Goodbye A hard boiled noir tale of revengeOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureFrank Miller s SIN CITY hit the comic scene back in the early 1990s like multiple shots to the head and body Readers were blown away with this hard boiled story and its stark, iconic black and white artwork In fact, Miller does all the writing, artwork and lettering for SIN CITY, which is pretty damn impressive The stories tapped into that rich vein of crime noir pioneered by writers like Das Sin City The Hard Goodbye A hard boiled noir tale of revengeOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureFrank Miller s SIN CITY hit the comic scene back in the early 1990s like multiple shots to the head and body Readers were blown away with this hard boiled story and its stark, iconic black and white artwork In fact, Miller does all the writing, artwork and lettering for SIN CITY, which is pretty damn impressive The stories tapped into that rich vein of crime noir pioneered by writers like Dashiell Hamett, Raymond Chandler, James M Cain, Cornell Woolrich, Jim Thompson, etc, filled with down on their luck gumshoes, seductive dames with dark secrets, vicious hoodlums, corrupt politicians and cops, and powerful criminal masterminds lurking in the shadows The archetypes are so ingrained in our consciousness that we don t even think about them when we watch a dark crime drama or detective procedural The lone private eye sitting in his empty office, with street light shining through the blinds as he smokes a lazy cigarette, until a gorgeous femme fatale shows up, on the run from dangerous enemies and concealing secrets that will make our hero regret ever taking the case.So what was so special about SIN CITY Well, clearly the amazing artwork had something to do with it And the unabashedly over the top characters Not to mention the hard boiled narration and dialogue so many classic lines And the brutal violence of the action sequences Especially since the movie version came out in 2005, with three parts directed by Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino, there were many complaints that the story glorifies violence and objectifies women Well, it s pretty hard to deny those accusations So if you prefer anuanced, high browed crime story, you d best look elsewhere But that s not to say the story is not intelligently written it just exults in its own excesses, so you either go along for the ride and enjoy it, or not I can enjoy a wide range of genre fiction, so I don t really care as long as the story, characters, and world building grab me.There are seven collected volumes of the SIN CITY comic, and the original 2005 film focuses on the first, third and fourth volumes, with the 2014 sequel A Dame to Kill For based on volume two The first volume is called The Hard Goodbye , and it s the story of a hulking lug named Marv, a likeable but down and out guy with massive muscles, a hideously deformed face, a penchant for violence, and his own code of justice One night a beautiful woman named Goldie approaches him in a sleazy saloon As Marv later narrates, I m staring at a goddess She s telling me she wants me She sounds like she means it I m not going to waste onesecond wondering how it is I ve gotten so lucky She smells like angels ought to smell The next morning, Marv wakes up with Goldie dead beside him, not a mark on her body Before Marv has time to think, he hears the sirens of cop cars approaching, and realizes he s been set up He quickly decides on a course of action No reason at all to play it quiet No reason to play it any way but my way Whoever killed you is going to pay, Goldie The rest of the story speaks for itself.Marv is played extremely well by Mickey Rourke in the film It s a brilliant performance, with the help of some facial prosthetics He IS Marv, and his gravelly voice, distorted face, and powerful frame are perfect In many ways, the movie version is a perfect rendition of Frank Miller s vision, which is hardly a surprise since he co directed it It must have been quite an experience to be actively involved in directing his own creation The result is visually one of the most striking and original renditions of a comic ever to hit the big screen, and a hell of a lot of fun to watch I m planning to watch it again now that I ve read the comic I would recommend reading the comic first and then seeing the film, but you can enjoy both independently What are you waiting for


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