Sin City is Stunning

The Sin City franchise usually draws mixed opinions and I can understand why. The hyper-masculine, ultra-violent, cliched dialogue, neo-noir universe only works if you switch your brain off at the door. Even then it's not easy, you have to be a fan of the genre to understand a franchise that is half parody half homage.

If you haven't read the Sin City books, then I encourage you to at least look at them. The artwork is Frank Miller at his best. The way he uses shadows, outlines, and contrast is mesmerising.

Here are some of my favourite panels.

Marv beats a hitman into the ground Dwight leans over Marc jumps past a palm tree Gail takes aim Marv lets his anger out Marv stares into the rising sun from a alley John readies himself John passes out John, locked up