Frank Miller‘s neo-noir comic series Sin City has held a special place in the hearts of comic fans since it was first published between 1991 and 1992. Through the interweaving stories of the citizens of Basin City, it explored humanity’s deepest, darkest instincts, pitting prostitution rings and drug cartels against a force of corrupt police officers who are armed to the teeth and willing to use their paramilitary power to own the city through brute force. There are endless possibilities for gripping and exciting stories that could occur in such a city, and writers, artists and filmmakers are well aware of this. (more…)
Relax, this is comic book news, not TV news. You’re first reaction, like mine, might have been that the idea of a Sin City TV series was a bad one given how the last movie, A Dame to Kill For, turned out. But more Sin City comic books? Sure, why not? That’s another piece of news that’s come out of New York Comic-Con, which is currently going on through Sunday at the Javits Center. While at a press conference for the new, highly anticipated The Dark Knight III: The Master Race, Miller reveled that he’s still working daily, and is ready to revisit a hive of scum and villainy worse than Gotham, Basin City. (more…)
Last week, Dark Horse Comics finally released a huge selection of its back catalog on the Comixology app. This means several amazing series that weren’t previously available now are. To celebrate the new addition, Comixology is offering several of these series at discounted prices.
While Marvel and DC are often considered the top dogs in the comic world right now, Dark Horse has produced some of the greatest comics and characters in the medium for almost 30 years now. No small feat against those power houses. This sale is a perfect opportunity to explore and rediscover the company’s distinct quality and presence. But, bearing in mind how tempt—I mean crazy it would be to spend a month’s worth of paychecks on all of these fine books, I’ve narrowed it down to the best of the best. To keep the list somewhat objective and brief, I opted for title that had the best deals price-wise and will read well on the Comixology app.
So which Dark Horse title will you bet on? (more…)
Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For made a great big thud at the box office this weekend, earning just $6.5 million off of an estimated $60-$70 million budget. This despite the popularity of the first film (which opened with $29 million in April 2005), the source material and an all-star cast that included Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin and Jessica Alba.
Commercials and other promotional efforts for this thing were everywhere, so no one can claim that a lack of exposure did Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in. That’s not necessarily a reference to the rejected Eva Green/sheerly masked breasts poster that made the rounds (if you’ve read this site before, I’m sure you’ve seen it… over and over again), it just seems like it is. (more…)
After the masterpiece that was the first Sin City, it was hard to imagine that even the original team of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller would be able to top it. And, unfortunately, they didn’t. Nope. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is not as cool as the first movie was. What it is, however, is a nice return to the Sin City world that presents us with three new stories, two of which blew me away. Read on for a more detailed report on what to expect from the movie. Warning! Some spoilers may leak through the cracks. If you’re worried about that, you might want to see the movie before you read a review. (more…)
Frank Miller is known for being a writer that commands an almost “genius” status. His work on Daredevil back in the 80’s is the stuff that legends are made from and his Sin City and 300 comic book properties have been made into movies that are jaw-droppingly beautiful and stylish – artistic in all of the right ways. In other words, when Miller speaks, many people listen, and with good cause. His recent remarks regarding one of the most popular characters that he has worked on, however, may have a few fans scratching their heads. (more…)
Word is making the Internet rounds that the CW‘s hit show Arrow has cast Devon Aoki (Sin City, 2 Fast 2 Furious) as a recurring guest star for season three and beyond. What DC character will she portray? (more…)
It’s just over three months before the long-awaited sequel to Frank Miller’s Sin City finally hits the big screen. The ride has been a long and rough one, but Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is done and ready to entertain us. As part of the summer marketing spam, the powers-that-be have bestowed upon us a set of five character posters. In typical Sin City fashion, they are stylistic and the cast is, in my opinion, looking pretty bad-ass. Check them out below. (more…)
I have to say that I’ve been waiting for a first peek at Sin City: A Dame to Kill For for a long damn time. When I first heard they were making a sequel to the original, I just about peed myself. Now, after several delays throughout the years, the movie is almost upon us. To let us know that it’s coming, the powers-that-be have more graciously bestowed a trailer upon us. Check out a little of what we can expect from the new Sin City below. (more…)
There’s some new images and information making the Internet rounds for directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller‘s second film in the Sin City franchise, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. We get our first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character Johnny, Jessica Alba‘s super-sexy-dancer Nancy, and Mickey Rourke‘s tough as nails Marv. (more…)