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Sin City, Vol. 1: The Hard Goodbye - Frank Miller I remember seeing the "Sin City" movie back when it came out a few years back, and although I enjoyed it, I never really got around to reading the source material. I'm glad I finally changed that.

This is the first little collection of "yarns." The artwork is iconic and incredible. The storyline is darker than a city alleyway, just as a good noir should be. The only weakness is the writing, which seems like an afterthought. It's not that its overly pulpy--it's supposed to be, so I don't fault it for that--it just seems...shoddy, as if Frank Miller knew people wouldn't care too much how well he wrote since the images were so entrancing.

Still a very captivating experience. I've already put the next three collections on hold at the library.