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

4.1 of 5 stars 4.10  ·  rating details  ·  10,637 ratings  ·  192 reviews
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 March 1995)
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Carmen
Apr 28, 2015 Carmen rated it 1 of 5 stars
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Ummmmm...no.

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
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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
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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
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Michael Benavidez
While I do enjoy this volume, it seems less focused on the characters and more on the action filled plot. Where as the last two were focused on the character's state of mind, this one seems merely content to let the action push them forward.
That isn't to say it isn't a good part, the best moments come when there is no action and merely reflection on the events that are taking place.
3.5
Jack van Riel
Graphic Novels are hard to rate. This gets maybe 2 stars for the story, 5 for the art.

Brutal pulp noir story filled with with half-naked bad-ass prostitutes with guns, a nihilistic cold-blooded bastard of a hero, mercenaries that kill for pleasure, abusive drunks, swastika-shaped ninja stars that slice off body parts, severed and exploding heads, and lots and lots of shooting and killing.

What is it with highly stylized, uncompromising, visually striking ultraviolence that's so fascinating? Why d
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Tom
Oct 27, 2010 Tom rated it 2 of 5 stars
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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
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Ashlee
this sin city volume is a more in depth look at "old town" and we are introduced to all of the girls. We meet dwight's "valkyrie woman" and "deadly little miho" and they're both equally badass! there is lots of action, great art and vulgar dialogue, everything essential in a great sin city comic :)
Selwa
Volume 3, more of the same, which isn't a bad thing. As another reviewer pointed out, this could easily have been added to volume 2, but for me that doesn't detract from the story, the art, the things that make this a fun and fast read. Can't wait to continue with the series!
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.
John
This book was a real showcase for the girls of Oldtown.Gail and Miho really shinned in this one.Plenty of beautiful babes,bad guys,and big guns.What more could a guy ask for.This series is lights out so far.
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
Trey
A few random observations three volumes in:

1) The first page of issue five is an explanation of King Leonidas of Sparta's defense against the Persian army. Is this the first time Miller wrote about this in a comic? I bet researching the info for this page got him excited for 300, which came out about four years later.

2) For someplace supposedly in a desert region, it sure rains a lot in Sin City. It's rained in each volume so far. You know, the kind of rain "that doesn't hit Sin City more than
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Dmitry Yakovenko
Третий том "Города Грехов" вышел таким же грязным и порочным, как и первые два. Стоит лишь открыть первую страницу, а ты уже начинаешь чувствовать похоть проституток старого города, алчность продажных копов и жажду легкой наживы обыкновенных преступников. О да, это снова Фрэнк Миллер, Город Грехов и наш старый знакомый Дуайт МакКарти.

Снова Дуйат попадает в огромные неприятности, когда решает защитить свою девушку от ее распоясавшегося бывшего. Однако дело принимает неожиданный поворот, когда в с
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Luis Reséndiz
este es probablemente el tomo mejor tramado de sin city --de los tres que he leído hasta ahora en mi relectura. plantea su set-up con cuidado (la tregua entre policías y prostitutas de old town, susceptible de romperse con la muerte de un oficial o una prostituta), articula perfecto detalles que más tarde serán significativos, como el grito de shellie o la afición por las detonaciones de uno de los mercenarios. esto va creando la sensación de que todo en la historia tiene un motivo, de que las c ...more
Jerry
I love the book, the story kept me hook. The book is full of action and surprises.
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.
Adam
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Mahdi
جلد سوم از مجموعه کمیک نئونوآر "شهر گناه" از فرانک میلر.

چیزی که خیلی جالبه، ارتباط جلدها به هم دیگه است، در عین بی ارتباطی داستان هاشون. مثلاً شخصیتی که توی جلد یک قهرمانه، توی جلد دو یه حضور کوتاه داره و به قهرمان جلد دو، کمک مختصری میکنه. خوشم میاد از این کارش. واقعاً احساس میکنه آدم که همه ی این اتفاقا توی یه شهر به نام باسین سیتی افتاده.
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.
Bobby
Closer to 2.5 stars, but not enough to go three. Of the first three books in the series, this is the weakest so far. It takes awhile to get the story rolling, and when it does, it's blood and guts fun, but then it gets resolved awfully quick. Dwight is the protagonist, but it's Miho the assassin who is the most interesting of the bunch.

There's nothing wrong with style over plot/substance, especially in a crime tale, but the style was nothing new to Sin City, and not enough to keep the plot from
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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
Missy
The Basics

It all starts with Dwight playing the hero when Shellie's boyfriend, Jack, threatens her. And it ends in betrayal, insanity, and blood.

My Thoughts

That was pretty vague, but I'm aware that not everyone has read these comics or watched the movie adaptation, and this story relies a lot on unexpected turns. In fact, reading it after having seen the movie, it lacks something. Half the fun is in the suspense hanging until those reveals are made. If you know what's coming, the suspense seems
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مصطفي سليمان
أقل أجزاء السلسلة لغاية دلوقتي
فيه كمية ملو
واحاديث جانبية
غير مفهومة

كان يقدر يضمه علي الجزء التاني ويغير حبة تفاصيل كان هيبقي ثري أكتر
لكن هنا
هو كمل قصة دوايت

بشكل أعتقد برده عكسي

واعتقد ف الفيلم هيبان
لان الجزء دا اللي اتعمل ف الجزء الاول ف الفيلم

قصة كليف اوين اللي كان عامل دوايت

وف الجزء التاني اللي عامل دوايت جوش بروالين !! بحاول استوعب ايه الحكمة والمبرر

بس الجزء ممل قوي الصراع بيتصاعد بس

بيقتل واحد بيطلع شرطي بيتورط الحارس الشخصي ل ايفا الله يرحمها

بيشتغل مع مهووس جديد بيكونوا جيش علي ياخد المدينة
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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
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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
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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
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Ordinary Dahlia
Coba kalian bayangkan?!
G yang maniez dan lemah lembut ini baca&liat yang kayak gini :

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
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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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  • Sin City, Vol. 2: A Dame to Kill For (Sin City, #2)
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  • Sin City, Vol. 7: Hell and Back (Sin City, #7)
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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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