author: Frank Miller
average rating: 4.17
book published: 1993
read at: 2014/07/19
date added: 2014/07/19
'Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For' features a noir crime story at just about it's best. This is a timely reprint for the movie based on this volume.
This time around, the focus is on Dwight. He's down on his luck after being dumped by his wife Ava. He exists in the lower ends of Sin City, doing seedy photography jobs for a blackmailer. His life is fine until Ava calls him and wants to meet. Her appearance sets a violent chain of events in motion that involve Dwight, Marv, the corrupt cops of Sin City and the girls from Old Town. The story interweaves with events from the first graphic novel (and movie), which can be a bit confusing, but it's part of how the Sin City series works.
It falls very much in the noir tropes, but Miller knows how to tell a darn good story. Fight scenes, double crosses and all in Miller's glorious black and white. He's truly a master when it comes to stories like this.
I was given a review copy of this graphic novel by Diamond Book Distributors and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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