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Sin City: The Big Fat Kill (Sin City #3)

4.09  ·  Rating Details  ·  11,718 Ratings  ·  217 Reviews
With The Big Fat Kill Frank Miller is at it again with another comics packed with guns, lovers, losers, and surprises. In Sin City's Old Town, the prostitutes run the show. "The cops stay out. That leaves the girls free to keep the pimps and the mob out." Sounds like an OK place, right? It is until a pushy, loud-mouthed guy who has had one too many drinks comes into Old To ...more
Published April 22nd 2005 by Titan Books Ltd (first published 1996)
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Jul 30, 2015 Algernon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, 2015

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
The Big Fat Kill: One of the most original Sin City stories
Originally 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 featur
Apr 28, 2015 Carmen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No One
Recommended to Carmen by: Book Store

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
Jun 30, 2012 Melki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Felisberto Barros
Nov 25, 2013 Felisberto Barros rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013

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
Michael Benavidez
Oct 06, 2014 Michael Benavidez rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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
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
Oct 27, 2010 Tom rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Nicolo Yu
Jan 25, 2014 Nicolo Yu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sdcc-2008-hauls
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.
Nov 15, 2014 Trey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 14, 2010 abatage rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
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
Jun 18, 2015 Ashlee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 :)
Aug 11, 2014 Selwa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Feb 13, 2015 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Dmitry Yakovenko
Aug 23, 2014 Dmitry Yakovenko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
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
Luis Reséndiz
Feb 05, 2015 Luis Reséndiz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: canasta-básica
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
The dark, violent romp of Sin City returns with Dwight McCarthy. When his new girlfriend Shellie is threatened and punched by a drunk ex-boyfriend, Dwight recklessly follows him to Old Town in order to make sure he doesn’t hurt anyone else. In Old Town, “the cops stay out”… which “leaves the girls free to keep the pimps and the mob out.”

Miller hasn’t just created a world of unrelated events in Sin City. Instead, The Big Fat Kill continues a different story with the familiar character of Dwight,
Dec 22, 2014 Jerry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the book, the story kept me hook. The book is full of action and surprises.
Larry Gagnon
Feb 02, 2013 Larry Gagnon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Apr 03, 2007 Chris rated it liked it
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.
Sep 09, 2014 Adam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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.
Es la segunda historia de Dwight McCarthy y Gail. A mi parecer, el argumento es un poco flojo, pero no dejan de ser entretenido los diálogos y la forma de matar de Miho.

Hay una parte de la historia donde se hace referencia a Leónidas y la batalla de las Termopilas; supongo que Frank Miller ya estaba pensando en llevar al cómic esta historia.
Nov 17, 2011 Mohammed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Feb 21, 2015 Bobby rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Tres Herndon
Feb 28, 2016 Tres Herndon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm doing these backwards, reading after watching the movies, but in this case Frank Miller was intimately involved in the film production so it's amazing how little was lost in translation. Reading these books I'm pretty shocked they ever made it onto the big screen.

This story is another excellent one adapted in the first Sin City movie. Being able to project the actual cast onto the page makes the story enjoyable - I can hear the spoken dialog in my head. I would consider this volume and Volum
Feb 10, 2012 Katie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good but not as great at the first two, I missed Marv in this volume as well :(
JD Estrada
Dec 22, 2013 JD Estrada rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Tomáš Kratochvíl
It's probably caused by the fact that I've seen the movie before I've read the books. And I don't usually do that. Just because I know that I won't enjoy the book so much if the story is exacly the same. And... it was. I mean, the wording and the story is almost the same as in the first Sin City movie. I don't say I didn't enjoy it. It is a good book. And I would surely enjoy it even more if I've read the book the first. However, this way my opinion is simple - enjoyable, but not so entertaining ...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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