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Dark Horse announces ‘Frank Miller’s Sin City Volume 1: The Hard Goodbye’

‘Frank Miller’s Sin City Volume 1: The Hard Goodbye’ is getting a new edition in softcover and deluxe formats.

Press Release

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the noir series Sin City, Dark Horse Comics has revealed a new softcover edition of the series is on the way. Printed in the original size, the collection will come with a wrap-around cover and pin-up gallery. Dark Horse is going all out with the collection as they’re also offering a deluxe format in hardcover which includes an exclusive sketchbook of never-before-published development art selected by Frank Miller.

Clearly part of a larger collection, the book can be found wherever books are sold under the name Frank Miller’s Sin City Volume 1: The Hard Goodbye. The softcover will run $25 and will be available September 29, 2021, in comic shops and in bookstores on October 12, 2021, with subsequent volumes to be released over the course of the following months. The deluxe edition is available for $100.

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Frank Miller gave a statement on Sin City, saying, “When I first decided to write and draw a black and white crime comic, Mike Richardson didn’t blink. We were off and running and continue to do so 30 years later.”

Dark Horse announces 'Frank Miller's Sin City Volume 1: The Hard Goodbye'

Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson added, “Frank Miller’s association with Dark Horse has flourished for over thirty years. The original publication of Sin City was a watershed moment for our company, and we are very pleased to celebrate its 30th Anniversary with a brand-new edition. Readers will find that Sin City is just at powerful today as it was the day it was first released, exactly what you would expect from one of comics’ master creators.”

So what’s The Hard Goodbye about?

The first volume of the crime-comic megahit that introduced the now-infamous character Marv and spawned a blockbuster film returns in a newly redesigned edition, with a brand-new cover by Frank Miller – some of his first comics art in years! It’s a lousy room in a lousy part of a lousy town. But Marv doesn’t care. There’s an angel in the room. She says her name is Goldie. A few hours later, Goldie’s dead without a mark on her perfect body, and the cops are coming before anyone but Marv could know she’s been killed. Somebody paid good money for this frame . . . With a new look generating more excitement than ever before, this third edition is the perfect way to attract a whole new generation of readers to Frank Miller’s masterpiece!

Dark Horse announces 'Frank Miller's Sin City Volume 1: The Hard Goodbye'

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (April 30, 2021)From world-renowned creator Frank Miller, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the acclaimed crime noir series, Sin City arrives with a new softcover edition presented at original size with new wrap-around cover art and pinup gallery. The tale of Marv and his angel has never been seen like this before.

There is no light in a place like Sin City—only misery, crime, perversion . . . But for a single moment, amid the filth and degenerates, the hulking and unstable ex-con Marv has found an angel. She says her name is Goldie—a goddess who has blessed this wretched low-life with a night of heaven. But good things never last—a few hours later, Goldie is dead, murdered by his side without a mark on her body. Who was she? And who wanted her dead? The cops are on their way—it smells like a frame job, and this time they won’t let him live. Marv’s got a soul to send to hell, and it’s going to get nasty.

This edition of this classic comic opus includes a new pinup gallery featuring art from Joyce Chin, Amanda Conner, Klaus Janson, Paul Pope, Philip Tan, and Gerardo Zaffino. Devoted fans and new readers can again experience the groundbreaking and unparalleled noir masterpiece that has engrossed readers for nearly three decades! Frank Miller’s Sin City Volume 1: The Hard Goodbye will also be available in a deluxe format! The hardcover includes an exclusive sketchbook of never-before-published development art selected by Frank, in addition to a sleek slipcase.

“When I first decided to write and draw a black and white crime comic, Mike Richardson didn’t blink. We were off and running and continue to do so 30 years later.”—Frank Miller

“Frank Miller’s association with Dark Horse has flourished for over thirty years. The original publication of Sin City was a watershed moment for our company, and we are very pleased to celebrate its 30th Anniversary with a brand-new edition. Readers will find that Sin City is just at powerful today as it was the day it was first released, exactly what you would expect from one of comics’ master creators.”—Mike Richardson

These highly anticipated softcover fourth editions begin with Frank Miller’s Sin City Volume: 1 The Hard Goodbye arriving September 29, 2021, in comic shops and bookstores October 12, 2021, with subsequent volumes to be released over the course of the following months. Frank Miller’s Sin City Volume 1: The Hard Goodbye is available for pre-order now through AmazonBarnes and Noble, and your local comic shop now for $25.00. Frank Miller’s Sin City Volume 1: The Hard Goodbye Deluxe is available for pre-order now through AmazonBarnes and Noble, and your local comic shop now for $100.00.

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