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Exclusive | Dark Horse to release ‘Big Damn Sin City’ omnibus


Ahead of the August premiere of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s movie sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Dark Horse has announced it will debut a massive omnibus hardcover collecting the artist’s entire landmark crime saga.

In addition, the publisher will bring Frank Miller: The Art of Sin City back into print in trade paperback format, and re-release the hardcover edition 1993’s A Dame to Kill For. All three are scheduled to arrive on June 25.

Frank Miller’s Big Damn Sin City brings together Miller and Lynn Varley’s seven hardboiled tales — The Hard Goodbye, A Dame to Kill For, The Big Fat Kill, The Yellow Bastard, Family Values, Booze, Broads & Bullets and Hell and Back — in one 1,344-page volume that Dark Horse contends is “suitable for home defense.”

The omnibus will be accompanied by the softcover edition of the long-out-of-print Frank Miller: The Art of Sin City, featuring an introduction by critic R.C. Harvey, and the 212-page A Dame to Kill For, in hardcover for the first time in years. See the covers and solicitation text for all three books below.

UPDATE (Jan. 3): Dark Horse has notified us that Frank Miller’s Big Damn Sin City will retail for $100. The price originally listed was incorrect.


Frank Miller’s Big Damn Sin City HC
Frank Miller (W/A/Cover) and Lynn Varley (C)
On sale June 25
b&w/FC, 1344 pages
HC, 7” x 10”

The biggest, baddest Sin City ever is here, just in time for Fall’s Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For! This imposing volume, suitable for home defense, contains all seven of Frank Miller’s landmark Sin City yarns! In these tales of Marv, Dwight, Gail, Miho, Hartigan, Nancy, and the Yellow Bastard, no corner of Basin City is left unturned, and no bloody deed is left undone. Written with unmatched intensity and drawn in the starkest black and white imaginable, the Sin City books make up the greatest crime saga in comics history, and Big Damn Sin City is the best way to rediscover it!

• Every blood-soaked page of Sin City to date!
• Over one million Sin City books in print!

art of sin city

Frank Miller: The Art of Sin City TP
Frank Miller (W/A/Cover)
On sale June 25
b&w/FC, 128 pages
TP, 9” x 12”

Frank Miller’s Sin City has set the gold standard for crime comics, both for Miller’s unflinching stories and for his visceral, powerfully charged art. To honor the artist and his groundbreaking work, Dark Horse is proud to return Frank Miller: The Art of Sin City to print, now in an affordable softcover edition. An astonishing look into a master’s process, containing pieces both published and unpublished, and featuring items ranging from preliminary sketches to promotional pieces, this beautiful artistic showcase holds everything a Sin City fan, or connoisseur of fine art, could ever hope for.

• The out-of-print masterpiece, now in softcover!
• Available just in time for the release of Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For!
• Includes rarely seen art!
• Introduction by art critic R. C. Harvey!


The inspiration for this Fall’s most anticipated film!
Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For HC
Frank Miller (W/A/Cover) and Lynn Varley (C)
On sale June 25
b&w, 212 pages
HC, 7” x 10”

Stuck with nothing but a seedy gumshoe job and some demons, Dwight’s thinking of all the ways he’s screwed up and what he’d give for one clear chance to wipe the slate clean, to dig his way out of the numb gray hell that is his life. And he’d give anything. Just to feel the fire. One more time. But he can’t let himself lose control again, can’t ever let the monster out. And then Ava calls.

• Eisner Award–winner for Best Limited Series!
• Back in hardcover for the first time in years!



tom fitzpatrick

January 1, 2014 at 10:14 am

Really? Wonder if anybody’s gonna care, seeing as how FM hasn’t really been doing comics for awhile.

He still hasn’t finished ALL-STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN.

What a dissapointment! I was expecting a whole new collection of hardcovers (i mean 7 independent hardcovers, or at least 7 softcovers with regular comic book size and regular binding). I have the current TPB’s of Sin City and well, i really hate that reduced format, low quality cover material and binding, even more with that high price.

The Omnibus?? Mmm… i dont’ know. almost 1500 pages, but just 7′ x 10’? It may be a little too much unconfortable to read, and to open the pages? will the binding resist? or will the book end up in pieces og 300 or 400 pages just hanging from the spine? Anyway, the price is atractive indeed…

I expect CBR to give more info about the details of this omnibus in the next months prior to the release… (maybe of you get a press copy or something).

Yeah, the current Sin City “digests” are pretty crappy in terms of quality (especially the binding).

Sweet! at 60 bucks that omnibus is an amazing deal

Sin City is good comics. I’m looking forward to that Omnibus.

a steal for the price. But at that size? It will be as thick as three B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs volumes. Curious to see how they will pull it off, and if it is even readable without to much art disappearing in the gutter.

I will definitely be picking the omnibus up. Actually, I’ve already sent an e-mail to my LCS about it. I have not read Sin City yet but all the reviews I hear are good (Except for Alan Moore’s), and I am a HUGE fan of noir.

Zod's Neckbrace

January 1, 2014 at 9:27 pm

I’ve already got the original comics of Sin City: A Dame To Kill For from when they first hit back in the 90s. Have about 95% of the entire issues thus far, so a little searching around at various places near me where I know I can acquire those missing issues in my collection kind of makes the omnibus null and void for me (and better for my wallet). However I’m down for the trade of The Art Of Sin City. Still need to get that one and wouldn’t mind having a newer edition fill that slot. Works out for me and my bank account. ;)

This is obviously a classic read, but it’s too bad we can’t see something new from FM. Preferably something that isn’t horrible.

I’m just really, really tired of comics publishers re-packaging and re-packaging the same material over and over again. Not opposed at all to simply reprinting out-of-print items, but things like this omnibus and others of the same ilk just smacks of “Let’s get them to buy it again!”

I’ve had the comic-sized TPBs of SIN CITY since they were published a decade and a half ago. I also finished collecting the floppies a couple of years ago (if you’re looking, hit up

I’m at the tail end of an 18 month divorce process so my finances suck (Ha! What finances?). But $60 for all the SIN CITY yarns in a single hardcover volume (which will probably be ~$39 when pre-ordered through HELLS YES! I may even order an extra copy or two for gifts.

This is awesome! Who cares what Miller has done since then? I’ve been waiting for a rerelease of the two hardcover slipcases for YEARS – even writing to DarkHorse (without getting any answer of course). I’m not willing to pay the insane prices they are asking for the old editions, so I’m more than happy that I’ll finally have a nice hardcover collection for my shelf. Especially as this contains “Hell and Back” which I haven’t read before.

The only concern is wether the spine will hold and how well you can read it (gutterloss).

I love the idea of a omnibus hardback for these comics, but really don’t like the 7×10 format. I’d also buy all of those Grendel omnibuses in hardcover if at normal size.

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