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Sin City, Vol. 3: The Big Fat Kill My review for volume 2 The girls all know the score No escape No surrender No mercy We got to kill every last rat bastard one of them, every last one Not for revenge Not because they deserve it not because it ll make the world a better placeSharp, awesome artwork in simple black and white Crime noir with a lot of action scenes and gun fights Breathtaking gang wars Hardass hookers and a crazy male lead Tons of quotable lines Sassy dialog My review for volume 2 The girls all know the score No escape No surrender No mercy We got to kill every last rat bastard one of them, every last one Not for revenge Not because they deserve it not because it ll make the world a better placeSharp, awesome artwork in simple black and white Crime noir with a lot of action scenes and gun fights Breathtaking gang wars Hardass hookers and a crazy male lead Tons of quotable lines Sassy dialogues and a dark sense of humor Deadly little Miho doing her super cool ninja thingy Whatcan I ask for Miho You re an angel You re a saint You re a blessing from above You re Mother Theresa You re God. Ummmmmno.Dwight s the MC again, and I don t like him.Also, I have some questions 1 Why didn t Dwight take care of the men BEFORE Shellie got beaten 2 Why didn t Shellie tell him Jackie boy was a cop before Like, way before 3 Why didn t Jackie boy, when in Old Town, being threated maimed by the whores, tell them he was a cop It would have been a simple, quick solution to his problems and it s RIDICULOUS that he didn t mention it I mean he was drunk, but not THAT drunk, and getting hur Ummmmmno.Dwight s the MC again, and I don t like him.Also, I have some questions 1 Why didn t Dwight take care of the men BEFORE Shellie got beaten 2 Why didn t Shellie tell him Jackie boy was a cop before Like, way before 3 Why didn t Jackie boy, when in Old Town, being threated maimed by the whores, tell them he was a cop It would have been a simple, quick solution to his problems and it s RIDICULOUS that he didn t mention it I mean he was drunk, but not THAT drunk, and getting hurt scared sobers you up quickly So don t use that excuse, Miller 4 Now Miller s trying to tell me that Dwight has feelings for Gail, too But they can t be together for some cockamamie reason Like The world has no place for us Our fire burns too hot Or some crap like that WTF Dwight is the same kind of jerk who insults people who are helping him The whores get him a car As soon as he starts driving away, it s all, Dumb, dizzy whores Why didn t they fill the tank Miho saves his life She frickin saves his life and he s all like, Thank you But if you just got here a little earlier, we d have what we needed and the bad guys would be dead Oh, there s gratitude for you Ungrateful prick I hate him Miho should have let him die.Not to mention he s still a woman beater Yeah, nothing s changed from Volume 2 when he punched Ava in the face In this one he backhands Gail when she gets in an argument with him And of course, she loves it or it makes her respect him or something, and the next thing you know they re making out Disgusting One good thing I can say about this book The pictures are wonderful The best of the series so far.This time the curvy gals of Old Town have gone too far and killed the wrong man.No Let s rephrase that They killed the right man, at the wrong time, and in definitely the wrong place This guy will be missed.Soon, cops and the mob will be swarming the place Deals will be broken And let s face itnobody wants to see that many 38DDs shot full of holes.Now guess who s gotta clean up the mess before all hell breaks loose Will there be enough body bags in Sin City The best of the series so far.This time the curvy gals of Old Town have gone too far and killed the wrong man.No Let s rephrase that They killed the right man, at the wrong time, and in definitely the wrong place This guy will be missed.Soon, cops and the mob will be swarming the place Deals will be broken And let s face itnobody wants to see that many 38DDs shot full of holes.Now guess who s gotta clean up the mess before all hell breaks loose Will there be enough body bags in Sin City to hold all the carnage The events of this book were a chapter in the first Sin City movie.https youtu.be LdggXkVl8gA The events of this book were a chapter in the first Sin City movie.https youtu.be LdggXkVl8gA Well this was the weakest by far for me So the storyline is just basically a big old oh we fucked up let s cover it up but of course no one can be trusted, everyone is a backstabber, and the ending ends in a well everyone might be dead but you know they aren t I just didn t enjoy this one as much I didn t like any of the characters, the art makes it REALLY hard to enjoy the fight scenes, and there really needs to be women in this series who aren t whores Like it s insane This was my favorite from the series so far The art was awesome as usual but I thought the story was much better. The Big Fat Kill One of the most original Sin City storiesOriginally posted at Fantasy Literature The Big Fat Kill is the third volume in Frank Miller s SIN CITY series, featuring Dwight McCarthy, Marv, and the ladies of Old Town delivering justice with extreme prejudice to some very deserving goons It s another celebration of violent revenge against some pretty reprehensible people, so it goes down fairly easily It s also the most creative storyline of the first three volumes, and is feat The Big Fat Kill One of the most original Sin City storiesOriginally posted at Fantasy Literature The Big Fat Kill is the third volume in Frank Miller s SIN CITY series, featuring Dwight McCarthy, Marv, and the ladies of Old Town delivering justice with extreme prejudice to some very deserving goons It s another celebration of violent revenge against some pretty reprehensible people, so it goes down fairly easily It s also the most creative storyline of the first three volumes, and is featured as the middle segment of the first Sin City movie.The story begins with four drunken men banging on the door of Shellie Brittanie Murphy , one of the waitresses at Kadie s Bar, which Marv and Dwight frequent and Nancy Callahan dances at One of these guys is her abusive ex boyfriend Jackie Boy Benicio Del Toro , a particularly odious thug who demands that Shellie let he and his goons inside for a good time Unbeknownst to him, Dwight is hiding in the shower of the bathroom, and when Jackie Boy goes to the toilet, Dwight makes him pay for his mistreatment of Shellie.This sets in motion a very outlandish and visually inventive adventure that revels in mayhem, bodily mutilation, severed heads and limbs, Irish mercenaries, dinosaurs, torture, beatings, and of course a Big Fat Kill finale If you are someone who gets squeamish at such things, this is definitely not a comic book for you But if you are able to suspend your moral compass and enjoy some mean and nasty action with a subversive sense of humor, I think this is one of the most enjoyable episodes of Sin City It s complete lack of restraint is refreshing if sometimes upsetting, but it really doesn t take its subject matter too seriously It s a celebration of the darkest elements of crime noir conventions, with a modern spin The artwork is really quite impressive, distinctive and over the top, yet restrained by its strictly black and white palette, which is funny because the morality of the characters is very much gray toned The villains are very bad, so killing them is basically a service to humanity, but our protagonists are pretty bloodthirsty about it You wouldn t want to hang out with such people in real life, but there is a vicarious thrill from seeing them wreak havoc in Sin City.Movie Version Sin City, 2005 directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller The Big Fat Kill makes up the middle segment of the 2005 film version, and is very memorable indeed Clive Owens is the brooding Dwight, Brittany Murphy the waittress Shellie, Benicio Del Toro the sleazy Jackie Boy, Mickey Rourke is the lovable but pathological lug Marv, Michael Clarke Duncan is the imposing Manute, and Rosario Dawson is the fishnet stocking wearingwith the uzi who rules the ladies of Old Town including deadly little Miho played by Devon Aoki All the actors here really delved into their ultra pulp characters and delivered their hard boiled dialogue with relish It s the kind of story where you have to buy into the excess, and if you can do that it will be a lot of fun The mayhem and violence are not dialed down a bit, so I had to wait until my daughter went out before watching this film The black and white medium somewhat mutes the violence screen images, but not really Often times viewers may say that movie violence is comic book like or over the top here the comic has been transferred to the screen with total fidelity This film made quite a sensation when it first debuted it was a completely new visual medium, and the splashes of color were used very judiciously to accentuate the story without spoiling the perfect black and white noir look, with endless thunder, pouring rain, machine guns blazing, and cigarettes glowing It s a bravura piece of film making that cannot be ignored While Sin City The Big Fat Kill is a good graphic novel, it is overshadowed by its excellent predecessors As a fan of the first two, it s disappointing, but not enough to prevent me from reading further.The appeal of Sin City, for me at least, has been its focused stories that explore its shattered main characters, mirrored by a revolting town, and drawn in a style that shows the black and white nature of the created world In the Big Fat Kill Sin City is still as interesting a setting as While Sin City The Big Fat Kill is a good graphic novel, it is overshadowed by its excellent predecessors As a fan of the first two, it s disappointing, but not enough to prevent me from reading further.The appeal of Sin City, for me at least, has been its focused stories that explore its shattered main characters, mirrored by a revolting town, and drawn in a style that shows the black and white nature of the created world In the Big Fat Kill Sin City is still as interesting a setting as ever The town reeks of corruption and bleeding secrets and thenoble sins are the saints in such a Gomorrah.We follow Dwight again, but unlike in his first appearance, where we watch his character s descent into a chaotic void of murder, he changes less here We do find him where the last narrative left him, but it is starting to feel strained In fact, in most of the fights, he does little or needs to be saved, and the whole issue at the heart of this story is his fault It lessens his autonomy as a character, where in the first novel he made some hard, but great, choices It also detracts from the story since its main voice feels like a side character.The story also suffers from a glut of explanation The first two Sin Citys had just enough text Multiple pages could be taken up with a few striking images and then a side scroll of text Here, the side scroll comes every few pages instead of every chapter and the framing and art are not as engaging There are still fantastic images throughout this piece, but none of them are as haunting or memorable as some in the first two The panels and framing are still on par and the contrast still mesmerizing, but instead of pushing the style even further, this feels like a step backPerhaps the biggest issue lies with the story The first two were pulpy examinations of damaged psyches Here the events are interesting but hold little depth A problem occurs that the cast has to solve, and that is the extent of it There is no look into the heart of darkness that is the world or how a person can shatter like a window It is a straightforward adventure NothingIf you liked the first two Sin Citys or love the style, give this a shot The style is still there and the action panels are kinetic Unlike the first forays into Sin City I can not recommend this to casual comic fans There is just too little here if you re not already invested 7 10 By the third tradeback album, readers should no longer be surprised at the excessive violence, nudity and cussing that define night life in Basin City The question is not if things are about to go worse, but into what kind of horrible manner will the s t hit the fan next The Big Fat Kill starts with a case of domestic violence as a former minor character, the waitress Shellie, is battered in her own apartment by an old flame By the end of the installment we will witness wholesale slau 7 10 By the third tradeback album, readers should no longer be surprised at the excessive violence, nudity and cussing that define night life in Basin City The question is not if things are about to go worse, but into what kind of horrible manner will the s t hit the fan next The Big Fat Kill starts with a case of domestic violence as a former minor character, the waitress Shellie, is battered in her own apartment by an old flame By the end of the installment we will witness wholesale slaughter, with a bodycount that I believe surpasses the first two albums combined.Yet, I am continuing to be interested in exploring the dark alleyways and the sleazy drinking holes of Sin City, in the company of some of the most deranged and dangerous characters ever to feature in a comic book, wondering which of the side characters will take center stage next, and which old acquaintances will return for a deadly re match Because it becomes clear by now that Frank Miller is doingthan just simply stitching together isolated criminal episodes for the vicarious pleasure of a bloodthirsty audience There is a continuity and a consistency of the plot and of the characters, first glimpsed in the overlapping of the timelines and of the characters in the first two volumes, and evident in The Hard Kill by using the same POv as in the previous album freelance photographer and urban vigilante Dwight In trying to help Shellie deal with her violent former boyfriend, Dwight gets thrown in the middle of a developing conflict between the hookers controlling Old Town and the corrupted police of Basin City, with a side dish of local and Irish mobsters And that s all I m going to say about the plot it s better to discover the details in the book and not here in my review.Here s a sample though of the style of presentationThe cop shuts down his siren, not sure how to play it.He knows he s not the law.Not in Old Town.The ladies are the law here, beautiful and merciless.If you ve got the cash and you play by the rules,they ll make all your dreams come true.But if you cross them, you re a corpse The whole plot isstraightforward andopen ended than A Dame To Kill For and The Hard Goodbye , but it gets its inspiration from the same noir roots as its predecessors, and is supported just as well by Miller s monochrome, jagged, posterized artwork Of particular interest to the author, according to interviews, is the section of the album set in the Tar Pits, a derelict theme park in Basin City that offers Miller the chance to try his hand at drawing scary dinosaurs His penchant for big breasted and scantily clad women is also very much in evidence, with the sole exception of the petite ninja lady of night Miho, the deadliest waif in town.conclusion not as convincing as the first two albums, and the violence threatens to get out of hand, but I am still interested to see where Frank Miller will take the story next I am interested in particular to learnabout the exotic dancer Nancy and about the cop played by Bruce Willis in the movie Criminals Have Always Called The Shots In Sin City, Whether Bootleggers, Gamblers, Or Politicians But Ever Since The First Dame Set Up Shop In Old Town, Those Side Streets Have Been Run By The Women Who Walk The Night It S Been A Delicate Truce, But Now There S A Messy Body And The Mob S Looking To Reclaim Those Licentious Streets They Re Going To Have To Put Down A Tight Band Of Dangerous Women And A Guy Named Dwight To Do It Now Dwight, He Knows Something That The Mob S Gotta Learn The Hard Way Sometimes Standing Up For Your Friends Means Killing A Whole Lot Of People


About the Author: Frank Miller

Frank Miller is an American writer, artist and film director best known for his film noir style comic book stories He is one of the most widely recognized and popular creators in comics, and is one of the most influential comics creators of his generation His most notable works include Sin City, The Dark Knight Returns, Batman Year One and 300 Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformation


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