Notes: The graphic novel compilation of the first 13 episodes of this noir tale, which formed the basis of the 2005 film of the same name.
This first installment of Sin City is frequently called The Hard Goodbye, to differentiate it from later stories set in the same fictional town. The book is illustrated almost entirely in black and white, often using negative space. Much of the plot is dramatized in the drawings, an influence of Japanese manga, which tends to have sparer texts than American comic stories. In the 1980s, Miller established himself as one of the most original comic artists and writers, reimagining Daredevil and Batman. Sin City, published by the independent Dark Horse Comics, was his first substantial effort to tell his own stories in his own way, and it remains a key work in the history of the graphic novel.
The book was issued as a paperback original along with 1000 signed hardcovers, of which this is one.
Edition + Condition: First edition (stated, with the publisher's location misspelled on the copyright page). A fine hardcover copy, with illustrated paper and black cloth-covered boards. In a near fine paper slipcase, bumped at one corner. Signed by Miller on the tipped in limitation print.
Publication: Milwaikie (sic, Milwaukie): Dark Horse Comics, 1992.
Item No: #361033