Written by: Frank Miller
Art by: Frank Miller
Dark Horse, 210 Pages
My first experience with Sin City was seeing the 2005 movie when it hit theaters.
At the time that the original comic was coming out, I was aware of it but I was still a pre-teen obsessing over bright, colorful, ’90s superhero comics.
It wasn’t until I got older that I started to get more into film-noir and crime fiction.
Still, I never actually picked up Sin City until now.
I’ve got to say though, the film, at least the Marv stuff, was a beat for beat retelling of this story. That’s not a bad thing, as I loved that the Watchmen movie was very close to the source material.
If you have seen the film already but haven’t read this, there isn’t much in the comic that isn’t in the film. But if you appreciate Frank Miller’s Sin City world, you really should experience it in its original form and in the medium it was designed for.
That being said, I like the comic, at least this first volume, more than I like the movie.
Miller wrote a solid, compelling mystery and his art style is really unique. This feels more like it is pure noir than a lot of the other neo-noir comics of the last quarter century or so.
While I’m not a die hard Miller fan, this is one of his best pieces of work. This was created when the guy was just making magic on a regular basis.
Pairs well with: the other collected volumes of Sin City.