“SIN CITY: THE BIG FAT KILL” (VOL 3) – Revisited

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“Stay smart. Stay cool. It’s time to prove to you’re friends that you’re worth a damn. Sometimes that means dying. Sometimes it means killing a whole lot of people.” – Dwight McCarthy

“THE BIG FAT KILL”

Volume 3 might be my favorite of the Sin City graphic novels so far! Frank Miller’s “The Big Fat Kill” continues the story of Dwight McCarthy (from “A Dame to Kill For”), as he’s once again pulled into treacherous game of life and death. This one has some of my absolute favorite panels, lines, and character moments in the entire series.

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“SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR” (VOL 2) – Revisited

Click here for Vol 1: The Hard Goodbye!

“Do us both a favor and stay still long enough for me to blow your brains out.” – Ava Lord

“A DAME TO KILL FOR”

Frank Miller’s “Sin City” comics continued in 1993 with “A Dame to Kill For”, a mystery featuring a private investigator, Dwight McCarthy, who becomes ensnared in a plot involving his ex-fiancé, Ava Lord. The story takes place parallel to “The Hard Goodbye” and even includes appearances by Marv!

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“SIN CITY: THE HARD GOODBYE” (VOL 1) – Revisited

“Well, I’m gonna find that son of a bitch that killed you, and I’m gonna give him the hard goodbye. Walk down the right back alley in Sin City, and you can find anything.” – Marv

After having revisited all six volumes of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s “Scott Pilgrim” graphic novels, I decided to jump back into another one of my all time favorite ‘indie’ comic book series: Frank Miller’s “Sin City”!

Frank Miller’s Sin City

“Sin City” is a neo-noir anthology series. It’s basically Frank Miller’s ode to the works of the great pulp crime novels and detective yarns. Sin City aggressively leans into the tropes of the entire film noir genre, but it’s also wholly unique in it’s style and storytelling, thanks entirely to the incredible talent of writer/artist Frank Miller. It’s easily one of the most iconic works of Miller’s career, a career filled to the brim with some of the greatest graphic novels of the era: “300”, “The Dark Knight Returns”, and “Daredevil: Born Again” just to name a few.

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Artist Spotlight: Tim Sale (RIP)

We were extremely saddened to hear about the recent passing of renowned comic book artist Tim Sale, so we decided to spotlight his life’s work on the latest podcast (Issue #26).

Books to check out:

  • Superman: For All Seasons
  • Spider-man: Blue
  • Daredevil: Yellow
  • Hulk: Gray
  • Captain America: White
  • Batman: The Long Halloween
  • Batman: Dark Victory
  • Batman: Haunted Knight

Listen to the podcast for more!

Artist Spotlight: Alex Ross

In our latest episode (Comic Zombie #23), we decided to showcase one of our all-time favorite artists in the industry, the one and only, the legendary Alex Ross!

Books to Check Out:

  • Kingdom Come
  • Marvels
  • Justice
  • Earth X (Trilogy)
  • U.S. – Uncle Sam (graphic novel)
  • Justice Society of America (covers)
  • The Immortal Hulk (covers)
  • Batman: War on Crime, Superman: Peace on Earth, Wonder Woman: Spirit of Truth, etc
  • Secret Wars (2015 event – covers)
  • Amazing Spider-man (2015-2018 covers)
  • Fantastic Four: Full Circle (coming soon!)

And listen to the podcast for more recommendations!

Essential Reads: SUPERMAN

Here’s our Superman comic recommendations from Comic Zombie #23!

Chris’s Pick: ALL STAR SUPERMAN by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

Erik’s Pick: SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT by Mark Waid and Leinil Francis Yu

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REVISITING “SCOTT PILGRIM’S FINEST HOUR!” (VOL 6)

Reblogged from Geek to Geek Media!

Check out my previous review of Vol 5: “Scott Pilgrim vs The Universe” here!

About a year ago, I first started my six-part nostalgia-laden review of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim graphic novels (read Part One here!) and had an absolute blast revisiting each of these amazing books with the gorgeous Color Editions from Oni Press. At the time, I had no idea that a year later Netflix would be announcing an upcoming anime series based on the original comics, which is really fitting, especially considering the heavy Japanese manga influence throughout each of the volumes!

I really enjoyed revisiting this series and it held up surprisingly well for me. I have to admit, I was hesitant to read Volume 6, because I didn’t want it to be over. I’m glad I finally did though, because “Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour” might really be the best one in the series!

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“THE BATMAN” 101 – Who’s who?

With the upcoming release of Matt Reeves’s “THE BATMAN” (in theaters on March 4th, 2022), we figured we’d take the opportunity to do a quick rundown of every confirmed character appearing in the new movie (as well as a couple who *might* make an appearance?), along with where they first appeared in the Batman comics, who played them in previous movies, and some of our recommended stories to read before (or after) seeing the new movie!

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Erik’s TOP 15 DC MOVIES (so far)!

With several new DC movies coming out this year, including: Matt Reeves’s “The Batman”, “The Flash” (starring Ezra Miller, with Michael Keaton returning as Batman), “Black Adam” (starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson), “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom”, and “Batgirl” (plus James Gunn’s “Peacemaker” on HBO Max and an upcoming “Green Lantern Corps” series), as well as next year’s “Shazam: Fury of the Gods”, I thought I’d take a look back and *try* to rank my favorite DC movies so far…

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Comic Zombie Podcast #19: Maximum Carnage

Issue 19: MAXIMUM CARNAGE!

Chris goes solo to talk about one of his favorite Marvel comic book story arcs from the 90’s: “Maximum Carnage”!

Be sure to listen to our recent “Spider-man: No Way Home” Review and our last episode on the MCU Phase One (w/ Zack Derby)!

And check out our blog at ComicZombie.net for more – including Chris’s original three-part review of the Maximum Carnage comic books, as well as our recent Top 5 Superheroes (from our Top 100 countdown)! 

(Episode edited by Chris Carroll)

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