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Return to Book Page. Preview — Sin City, Vol. It’s sure to scratch your Sin City itch again and again, in just that way that makes you itch for more. PaperbackSecond Editionpages. Published April 6th by Dark Horse Books first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Sin City, Vol. Lists with This Book. Sep 11, Algernon rated it liked it Shelves: It’s right there in the title: And it’s not like the previous five albums were dealing with a different subject matter.
But I’m starting to wonder what is wrong with me that I come back so eagerly to Frank Miller’s hellhole of a town. On a rational level, I tell myself it’s the nod to all the classic hardboiled novels to come out of the Great Depression and the Prohibition.
And it’s also the daring, original graphic style pioneered by Miller. The devil sitting on my left shoulder is whispering in my ear though: Hello, my name is Algernon and I like to look at pictures of naked ladies with chains, and swords and guns and stuff!
Taken individually and out of context of the Sin City series as a whole, the short stories included here don’t amount to much, brooads maybe explains why they are collected so late in an album.
For readers already familiar with the universe and with the main actors, the stories work well at hullets out some backstories and at re-creating the atmosphere of darkness, desire and danger that defines life in Basin City. One important bonus for me is the fact that a lot of the shorts were written early in the development of the series, so the artwork is in general better than the disappointing “Family Values” episode.
Marv, the hulking brute that seems to be built from granite. Shooting him is useless, it will buullets serve make him angry, and you really don’t want to be around when Marv is pissed off.
Especially if he forgot to take his medication. Taking revenge on a gang of frat boys out to have fun on a Saturday Night by setting the homeless on fire is just a regular day for Marv. Like the girls of Old Town, Marv is both judge and executioner for tresspasers of the honor code of the underworld.
The timeline is also interesting, as it offers a different take of the key moment from “That Yellow Bastard ” hullets Nancy meets Hartigan in Kadie’s Bar. Two cheap goons for hire that we had seen in cameo appearances in the previous two albums, are now trying to dump a dead body from the docks. The jokes are relying mostly on their pretentious conversation, riddled with long, difficult words and affectations of sophistication.
It works, but I still think Miller is at his best at internal monologues delivered in short, unadorned, tense sentences. The Customer Is Always Right could have been great, but it’s too short to develop any kind of connection with the two characters who met brpads a rainy night on a high rise balcony.
Their conversation is long of innuendo and short on specifics. I couldn’t decide if the lady is clothed or not. I think Miller drew her as a nude, and then added booe lines to suggest an evening dress. I guess I should study her panels a little more! Silent Night has some of the best artwork in the whole series, and again stonefaced Marv is bulets lead character. The rendering of snow and the deep shadows cast by the hulking Marv create a broars of claustrophobia and anxiety.
The silence rules, as none of the actors utters a word until almost the last panel, and I dodn’t think the story needed any. As for the plot, Marv’s role as the Sin City justitiary is reinforced when he bulpets alone against a gang of sex traffickers. And Behind Door Number Three When a stranger starts to cut up with a butcher’s knife brozds women he lures into his bed, the hookers set a trap for him and let tiny Miho teach him a lesson in the use of sharp blades.
After yellow and red, we have now a femme fatale defined by the colour blue. Frank Miller is a great admirer of stereotypes when it comes to his ladies: A small time crook takes refuge in Kadie’s Bar I believe all roads in Sin City ultimately lead to this placerunning from a hired killer. While drooling over Nancy the stripper girating on a raised scene, this guy Jim runs into his old flame Delia, who apparently wants him back.
And likewise, it will probably not result in a happy ever after. Rats is pretty forgettable, and unconnected to any other previous events, as far as I can tell.
A man sits alone in a hotel room, thinking about his past as a Nazi killer and doing disgusting things to rats.
Sin City, Vol. 6: Booze, Broads, and Bullets by Frank Miller
Daddy’s Little Girl continues the trend of whimpering, scantily clad ladies causing troubles for the men they set their eyes on. Amy, a barely legal nymphet, asks her older lover to help her get rid of an overbearing father.
The poor slob falls for one of the oldest tricks in the business – killing for sexual gratification. The story sets out to be provocative and it succeeds, in a weird, sleazy way. Wrong Turn and Wrong Track are one story that for some reason was split into two unequal parts.
Moral of the story: Delia is turning into a regular of the series I cheated a little by looking through the album no. Even if Delia is the typical Miller deadly temptress, the story is worth checking out for the panels set in the Santa Yolanda Tar Pits, the Basin City abandoned amusement park, filled with giant statues of dinosaurs. The Broars Wore Red is the last short story, and I almost told myself that if this bulkets is another killer with doe eyes, I will throw the book at the wall.
It comes close, but this last dame appears to be in real distress, when our old acquaintance Dwight discovers her hiding in the bathroom of an apartment where one of his friends has just been murdered.
A sniper shooting through the bathroom window throws the babe into the vigilante’s arms, and they run for their lives. More hroads and beatings follow, and later some revelations about the drug related activities of the dead man and about the secret identity of the red dress. View all 8 comments. He’s just re-hashing all his same-old, same-old plots. Nothing terrible, but nothing new or exciting either. Only for die-hard fans who can’t get enough and just want Sin City to go on forever and ever.
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Sin City, Vol. 6: Booze, Broads, and Bullets
Oct 11, Sam Quixote rated it it was amazing. This is also the last great Frank Miller book. Miller would go on making comics for years afterward – The Dark Knight Strikes Again, All-Star Batman and Robin, and Holy Terror for example – but they never recaptured the brilliance of his glory days and many were just plain terrible.
Even Hell and Back, the final Sin City book, was slow and overlong and is the only Sin City book that could be considered boring. So what makes Booze, Broads and Bullets so damn good?
The stories are simply awesome. The black and white art is perfect. Sin City is genre writing, specifically hard-boiled noir.
Miller is writing in the tradition of Raymond Chandler, Mickey Spillane, Dashiell Hammett, and numerous others, albeit in a heightened manner as to almost parody the genre. Narrators frequently speak in clipped sentences, rarely stepping outside the bounds of what the reader needs to know to follow the story, occasionally tossing in a melodramatic metaphor in the style of noir.
They are extremes of characters to match the extreme stories Miller tells – life and death stories, people who are either about to die or about to kill. There are no half measures in the storytelling therefore there are no half measures in the characters.
Characters are either good or bad, black and white, their morality and world depicted in the stark absence of any grey. The bad are punished – badly – by the good. I may not care for Miller as a person but the comics he produced in the 80s and 90s are undeniable in their artistry. The Sin City books are among the comics I turn to after reading several bad comics to remind me what a great comic looks like and how great the medium can be.
Sep 15, Mike rated it did not like it Shelves: Perfectly captures Miller’s approach to writing: Everyone gets punished quickly, sharply and without comment. Makes me wonder one thing: One thing’s for sure: One star for writing even a kindergartener could pull offfour stars for stellar art. View all 29 comments.
Sep 20, Jedhua added it.
This collection contains Sin City: Booze, Broads, and Bullets issue 1. Simply opening the book and seeing the table of contents was enough for me to know that this book could very well be the worst of Miller’s Sin City publications so far, and that’s saying something.
He should continue writing extended stories rather than short ones. The Sin City title has been ruined for no good reason, but Broad hoping it will at least end on a positive note. May 17, Andrew rated it it was ok Shelves: