Sin City, Vol. 3: The Big Fat Kill (Sin City, #3)
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Sin City, Vol. 3: The Big Fat Kill (Sin City #3)

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One of "Sin City's" most fascinatingly conflicted characters, Dwight, returns in "The Big Fat Kill", the third volume of Frank Miller's seminal noir comic and the inspiration for one of the segments of the blockbuster "Sin City" film! This third edition is newly redesigned and features a brand-new cover by Miller - some of his first comics art in years! For Dwight, sometim...more
Paperback, Third Edition, 184 pages
Published October 27th 2010 by Dark Horse (first published 1995)
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Melki
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 it...nobody 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...more
Felisberto Barros

Surpreendentemente fabuloso. É, "Sin City"!!!

Este volume de "Sin City" é qualquer coisa de espectacular. Vi-me mergulhado no gosto pelo perigoso; mortalmente envolvido pelas vicissitudes da vida criminosa.

"Temos que matar até ao último destes cabrões. Até ao último.
Não por vingança.
Não porque eles merecem.
Não porque vai tornar o mundo num local melhor.
Não há nada de justo ou de nobre nisto.
Temos que os matar, porque precisamos deles bem mortos." (in Sin City, pp. 61 & 62)

É assim, em Sin Ci...more
Tom
Oct 27, 2010 Tom rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: comics
More of the same...I'll probably finish the series just to satisfy my inner completionist, but Frank Miller's style can grow tired after a couple of these. His characters aren't complex or rich enough to make this series something special.
abatage
By now it's easy to know what kind of deal you're getting into with a Sin City book. The art is consistently stark and dramatic, while the story runs the gamut of noir possibilities. Fortunately though, this doesn't seem to matter.

Part of me is glad to see how well the books were translated into film version, as most of the scenes and dialogue are carbon copies. Although, while the film was incredible, it has nothing on the books. There's just something about the way Miller collects panels and d...more
Nicolo Yu
The Sin City movie made me want to check the original graphic novels. I found this lone Sin City hardcover at a dealer table at a discount and I just got to have it. I like the story but I found myself preferring the movie over the book.
Larry Gagnon
The "Sin City" graphic novels by Frank Miller delivers a completely magnificent and engaging story, albeit on the dark side! The art work is so creative. Each page, each illustration captures your imagination and enhances the story further. You feel like you are getting pummeled by an engaging energy, something like not being able to stop eating hot, spicy food. And a last warning, if you don't like gruesome, you might not want to pick this book up.
Chris
The hero kills because the hooker he loves ends up dead; there's a homosexual bishop protecting his canibal gay-lover; the hero chops off a mans limbs then feeds him to hungry dogs; and it never stops raining. Okay, Frank Miller, we get it - you're gritty. I find all the Sin City books so over-the top bad-ass blood, guts, and sex that I have a hard time not laughing when I read them. Sorry, but its true.
Mohammed
A re-read because i like Frank Miller artwork in Sin City series and think its his best period. This story, volume is not the best in the series because the writing is not up to the same class as the art is. Not like The Hard Goodbye story.
Judah Finnigan
weird. i remember this being my least favourite segment in rodriguez's film adaptation, so maybe i can attribute reserved expectations as the chief factor in why i relished in these panels so much (i'll hold my tongue on playing favourites until that yellow bastard). the second chapter, in particular, is so deliciously taut and expertly paced/revealed that i just couldn't shelf it until i'd reached the final sequence; even knowing in advance how it all plays out. also, what reads as misogyny in...more
Katie
Good but not as great at the first two, I missed Marv in this volume as well :(
J.D. Estrada
Third book in the deliciously sinister series created by Frank Miller. If you've ever heard the phrase "They had it coming to them" and agreed, you should definitely read this. If anything is great of this decidely Noir series is that all heroes in this series make you nod in approval in regards to bloody murder. That's the magic of Frank Miller, he puts situations which are obviously not conforming to society or what we deem as correct and spins it in a light that makes you not only acquiesce b...more
Vivienne
Sin City is considered among the best noir comics ever created. Based on volume three, I don't know why. The storyline seems to be an excuse for pseudo-porn images of gun-toting prostitutes, and the monochrome art style is hard on the eyes. It was an entertaining short read, but I'd forgotten I'd read it within 24 hours, probably because I had zero emotional engagement with the characters. They were as one-dimensionally violent and underdressed as the cast of a Michael Bay movie. Vol 3 does noth...more
Michael (Tattoogirl Reads)
Ah yes, another awesome graphic novel by Frank Miller. He is the man. (We’ll just forget about him directing “The Spirit.”)

This graphic novel has a lot of tie in with the movie as well as the last one I read. This one centers on Dwight and the girls of Old Town again. How I love them. Gail is so badass.

Again I love the inner turmoil of the characters. Here is a good quote:
“Dizzy Dames. What were they thinking, sticking me with a beat-up bucket of bolts like this? Somebody ought take it out back...more
Anna
This is another amazing installment. So neo-noir it hurts, this is just stylised, slick comic art and writing at its best. I like the idea of the tar pits. Basin City wouldn't be complete without it's own quicksand to dispose of the dead bodies and anything else you need to hide. Miho, Old Town's assassin, with her throwing stars that look like swastikas, is also an amazing character who I have a feeling will crop up quite a lot in later volumes.

One thing that niggles at me about Sin City is it...more
Tyler Hill
While I'm in the minority who would make some attempt to defend Dark Knight Strikes Again, I think that it's been pretty much universally accepted that, with output like "Holy Terror," Miller's heyday is behind him. And, if you were to track the apex of his output, before the fruit began to rot on the tree, it would probably be somewhere during his Sin City days.

To be clear, I'd probably only give the storyline of this volume 2 stars. And, maybe higher, if I tuck my tongue firmly in my cheek; b...more
Ordinary Dahlia
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Every last one. Not for revenge. Not because they deserve it. Not because it'll make the world a better place. There's nothing righteous or noble about it. We gotta kill them because we need them dead. We need a heap of bloody bodies so when mob boss wallenquist looks over his chart of profits and losses he'll see what it cost him to mess with the girl of Old town

The thunder doesn't stop, We fire and relo
...more
Sarah SE
It's the very definition of compelling, and just really f*cking cool... but I can't help being troubled by the blatant objectification of women, even if it is meant to be "over the top" (seriously wtf does that even mean though). So I want to love it, but instead I'll just... I dunno. Really like it while being troubled by it at the same time I guess. Blergh.
Shari-amor
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Gene
Nov 28, 2012 Gene rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: comics
In this volume, it is surprising how thin and poor Miller's lines could get. I am referring especially to physiognomies and vehicles. A part of this novel is drawn in the dense way so specific for this series, and a part is made of those strange moments when depictions of faces seems to suddenly delve in caricature. Pretty unbalanced as a whole, if you ask me. Uninteresting plot - ending with a really fat-a** slaughter, courtesy of the girls in the Old Town who pull out some serious leadcrumbs a...more
Akhil teja
killing a wrong guy can throw you into trouble.. but, making the stand against any odds gets you outta trouble..
it's the blast not as deep as first two volumes.. but, the climax was awesome..
action packed..
Nathan
Loved it all. Neo noir through and through. And the film basically took this as their storyboard and made it shot for shot. I intend to read more of this series.
Leslie
Dwight and the girls of old town fight for the the ability to keep the ladies living in the lifestyle they have grown accustomed to. They have an agreement with the cops and the mob. The deal is accidentally broken and killing ensues.
The graphic novel was fast paced and as fun to read as the first two.
I do find that Frank Millers has a weird obsession with swastikas. Miho has one, as well as another female in the book. A guy even has one on his forehead. Some Miller fans say it’s the Buddhist sy...more
Alicia Scully
Another excellent installment in the _Sin City_ series. This novel again features Dwight, this time following the events after he has his new face and he's trying to stay out of trouble. Too bad trouble can't seem to leave him alone. What starts as a simply defense of his new girl when he crazy ex shows up with some friends ends in a bloodbath with the possibility of war looming for the characters that we've come to love from previous books. This section was personally my favorite part of the fi...more
Etienne02breton
Another good one in the Sin City universe. Lot of action, good story line, even if there not a lot, to not say any, characters in common with the first two volumes.
Paul Griggs
Black and white artwork. Many shades of moral grey. Sex and violence, skin and guns and blood in another story of. Basin city.
Brendan Nicholls
Identical to the movie which was interesting. The art is so much more fulfilling than any movie. Great concept and another epic book
Teresa
This is the second installment to "dame to kill for" and in my opinion, it wasn't necessary. A smaller version of this could have been added on to the previous novel- i wouldn't have cared about the size. I will always love old city, it's sexy and intense and the outfits are always intriguing haha. It was an odd closing to the plot line in my opinion, almost seemed to go another way but it finished off the characters while providing a little bit more insight to others. It was interesting to see...more
Glenn Morris
This one didn't translate as well to the film as the other two stories adapted, though I'll always read the first part in the voice of Brittany Murphy. That's a shame because Dwight's story gets really interesting and offbeat with The Big Fat Kill after his character's previous book felt restrained and, at one point, pandering to the success of Miller's original book, by re-introducing a character with an already complete storyarc. That's not to say A Dame to Kill for doesn't deserve the spotlig...more
Landan
The first one in the series was interesting and felt like it was breaking new ground.

The love stories in these subsequent volumes I've been reading feel like rehashes of themes that have already been explored. The femme fatale betrayals are all quite predictable. The motivations for the characters are loose and inadequate. It's more exploitation than substance. Maybe that was the whole point of the series. If so, it's not really my cup of tea.

Still it is above some of the serial stuff coming out...more
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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.

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“DWIGHT:

Stay smart. Stay cool. It's time to prove to you're friends that you're worth a damn.
Sometimes that means dying.
Sometimes it means killing a whole lot of people.”
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“She doesn't quite chop his head off.
She makes a Pez dispenser out of him.”
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