Frank Miller’s SIN CITY Gets Brand New Cover Art

Hot on the heels of the Sin City film's release, 2005 saw the also rerelease of Frank Miller's entire Sin City library in new, small editions sporting covers design by the masterful Chip Kidd, using repurposed art from within the books.  Beginning in September, Dark Horse is putting out new editions of Frank Miller's seminal work featuring brand new cover artwork by Miller himself. 

Perhaps it is an effort to drum up interest by getting new editions of the books on the shelves, or preparations for the possibility of new Sin City work from Frank Miller (Please?)  Either way, anything that gets new art out of Frank Miller is good enough to get me excited, especially with the stark designs seen below.  The page counts and dimensions on these volumes remain the same as the second editions, so those hoping for some bonus material are likely out of luck.  As something of a graphic design nerd, I'll be curious to see what kind of logo treatment these new books get.



Frank Miller's Sin City: The Hard Goodbye

Frank Miller (W/A)
On sale Sept 1
b&w, 208 page
TPB, 6" x 9"

The first volume of the crime-comic megahit that introduced the now-infamous 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!
• Over a million Sin City books in print!
• New cover by Frank Miller!
• With Miller and codirector Robert Rodriguez gearing up for Sin City 2, this third edition is being released at just the right time!
• The Hard Goodbye was the lead story in the Sin City film, starring Mickey Rourke as Marv!








Frank Miller's Sin City Vol. 2: A Dame To Kill ForFrank Miller (W/A)
On sale Sept 15
b&w, 208 page
TPB, 6" x 9"

The second volume of Frank Miller’s signature series is now planned as the lead story in the upcoming Sin City 2! This newly redesigned edition sports a new cover by Miller— some of his first comics art in years!
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. 
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!
• Over a million Sin City books in print!
• New cover by Frank Miller!
• A Dame to Kill For is planned as the lead story in Sin City 2, to be directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez!










Look for these first two volumes on September 1st and 15th, respectively.  There was an inkling these new editions were coming a few months ago when Frank Miller started posting new covers for The Big Fat Kill and Family Values on his Twitter, seen here.

Frank Miller's Sin City Vol. 3: The Big Fat Kill    Frank Miller's Sin City Vol. 5: Family Values


  1. What’s up Benjamin! Welcome.

    I will not be picking these up. I have the ones I like in issues and everything in trades. Darkhorse just needs to bite the bullet and make an absolute or ombus for Sin City. 

  2. I have a few of the first editions but these covers looks pretty cool. Don’t know if that’s enough to warrant a purchase though. I agree with @AmirCat, they should release an Absolute-type edition.

  3. @Amir: They kind of did already.

    Although volume one is out of print. Volume two is available.

  4. I like this smaller size volumes.  I’ve got the Chip Kidd ones, which are gorgeous, so anyone who doesn’t own these books has no excuse now.

  5. wow, that art is gorgeous, especially the Dame to Kill For cover

  6. If volume one wasn’t out of print, I’d buy them both right now.

    I have the larger sized paperbacks and a couple of the digest size.

    Love this series and want a hardcover collection.

  7. These seem to be $2 more than the second edition. Are they larger?

  8. The Hard Goodbye cover is beautiful.

  9. Damn.

     I usually dont buy books i already own but that Dame To Kill for Cover rocks.

  10. @NawidA Same dimensions, I think it’s just the reality of prices going up after 5 1/2 years.

  11. @Simps

    Huh, I thought Sin City always had a bit of a premium cost to begin with. 

  12. It’s nice to see "The Hard Goodbye."  That was my first comic ever which I got from the special edition of the movie.  I might have to dig it out of my box of dvds this weekend.

  13. The large format editions had glossy paper. Sin City reads best on matte finish. The black and white contrast quality is so much better than on glossy.

  14. @DoctorColossus – I like the  trades I have. If you line-them up, you can see a picture of Nancy Callahan dancing (as eluded to by Ron in the Sin City Ifanboy special).

    Episode #72: Sin City


  15. See them lined up together here

  16. Crap, I still need the last two of the second editions.  I guess I better buy them soon before they’re hard to find.  I hate inconsistent trade dress, but I could never be mad about seeing some new Frank Miller art.

  17. I prefer the current trade covers. These just don’t look….well good if I’m honest.

  18. Those are nice, but now I have to hurry up and buy the remaining books for the second edition.

  19. Just checked Amazon for the 2nd editions… those are becoming rare and expensive

  20. I’ve never read these. I imagine I will get a nice discount through DCBS, so it looks like its time to jump on board.

  21. Not a big fan of either cover to be honest and the first one was ruined for me when the first thought that came (no pun intended) into my head was that marv was on the wrong end of the final scene of a porno. ewwww

  22. @Connor

    I have been so gay for those ever since you showed them on the video show. Bring them back in print! *shakes fist*

  23. Not the best Miller art I’ve seen.  This is in the DK2 vein.