- Hardcover: 117 pages
- Publisher: DARK HORSE; Gph edition (15 April 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1569711879
- ISBN-13: 978-1569711873
- Product Dimensions: 26.9 x 17.7 x 2.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,716,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Sin City Volume 4: That Yellow Bastard Hardcover – 15 Apr 1997
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"...it's no understatement to say that he (Miller) has shaped the current wave of big-budget franchise moview more than anyone." -- The Guardian May 27th 2005
"If you're going to read just one Sin City book, That Yellow Bastard is a great choice to make." -- icomics.com reviews 15 March 2005
"In the world of comics, Miller is regarded as the very best working today..." -- The Times Magazine, 21 May 2005
"Why go and see the film? Because..there's nothing wrong with a revisit when the material's this good." -- Comics International, March 2005, Issue 182 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Frank Miller has won numerous awards and critical acclaim for his dark and distinctive graphic novel work which includes Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, The Dark Knight Strikes Again (DK2), Martha Washington Goes to War, Hard Boiled, Ronin, 300, Robocop and Batman: Year One. He has written several more Sin City collections, including A Dame to Kill For, The Hard Goodbye, Family Values and Booze, Broads & Bullets. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
The stories and narration are a little one note too, so overall the books aren't exactly classics, but a decent enough bit of throwaway pulp entertainment. It's unashamedly style over substance, thankfully the style is strong enough to carry it for the most part.
I chose to review this one and not the others as
a) people who read the series will suspect review the first one only, and
b) this is is my favourite of them all (personally)
Buy all of these books, 1-7, they are all truly great stories. Some people have knocked the graphical style of these books - to me, they are one of the high points - they has a superb style all of their own. Millers dialogue, jokes, slang and story are all superb - great film noir, and add in his sound effects (SPAK! HEFF!) and he really has made this series unique Miller.
Finally, I'm not a fan of comparisons with films - usually graphic novels are changed dramatically (often for the worse) in the movies. Sin City is different. I thought it was a cracking film and is incredibly faithful to the books (although in differing order). Therefore, for once I can say, if you liked the film you'll love the book, as opposed to if you hated the film dont be put off by the book.
Cinematic, thrill a minute series.
This cleverly written and exquisitely illustrated tale pulled from the dark gritty bounds of Frank Miller's Sin City series will rock you.John Hartigan is not your typical cop and his devotion to the protection of Nancy from the cruel menace that wishes to defile her spans eight years. Miller has created a superior character in Hartigan and molded a believable plot exploring the idiosyncratic mind of a killer and the devotion of an aging man whose body is no match for his adversary. Put away your preconceptions about the "comic book" medium and prepare to be flattened. In the tradition of "Pulp Fiction" and "Silence of the Lambs" "That Yellow Bastard" is praiseworthy celebration of human ability that is illustrated with maturity and candor.
An absolute classic this one, with one of the nastiest villains ever, Junior! This is pure, gritty crime noir. Its got all the right features - corrupt cops, crooked politicians, a dame to be saved and a tough, noble cop called Hartigan. He's one hour from retirement, but it all goes horribly wrong as he refuses to let a senators son get away with murder and child rape, and shoots the guy to pieces in the process. Hartigan is framed for everything, but won't talk, so he can save skinny little Nancy Callahan. He serves his time, takes the beatings and cruelties, until.....a parcel arrives for him in jail that changes everything...He swallows his pride and gets his parole, and goes after Nancy, one of the most stunning looking girls in comics! The chase in on! The pacing is fantastic and urgent, and the use of a single colour, yellow, really picks out that character and his sick, evil essence! Some pages are almost eniterly black, really emphasising the oppresive nature of the moment, its bleakness. The violence is harsh and unrelenting. A gripping and dramatic read. "I took his weapons away...Both of them." Immortal lines from a genius creation!! Read it now!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
when i first got this graphic novel i was extremely excited as ive loved the others , but when i opened the first page all of the font and picture was blurred and this continued... Read morePublished on 31 Oct. 2011 by FinnMcHarrie
i have been reading through all the sin city comics and this one is as good as the rest. the images and the story line are great. Read morePublished on 28 Feb. 2011 by lordork
Item was as described and in better condition that i thought it would be, would never have known this was second hand. Read morePublished on 17 Jan. 2011 by Monleish
Although I still have a preference for Marv and narrative of "The Hard Goodbye," the first of Frank Miller's "Sin City" graphic novels, I think that artistically he hits full... Read morePublished on 6 Jun. 2005 by Lawrance Bernabo
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