Friday, January 3, 2014

Sin City’s Big Damn Book is Too Damned Big

On June 25th Dark Horse is releasing a massive Sin City collection called “Frank Miller’s Big Damn Sin City.”  The 1,344 page book will retail for 59.99 and contains all seven of Sin City stories, or as the press release says, “Every blood-soaked page of Sin City to date!”  If you’ve never read Sin City, you really should.  Even some of the later stories that aren’t as popular are still worth the read.  I do have to wonder about the collected edition though.  What are people doing with books this big?

When the second Geoff John’s Flash Omnibus came out it was going to be an instant purchase, then I saw the size of the book.  I wasn’t sure it was going to be something that was comfortable to read.  This new Sin City book is over 1,000 pages.  I can’t imagine ever picking that up on a whim and reading it.  It’s quite possible I’m wrong here.  I don’t want to sound like a crotchety old man screaming about the kids on his lawn here.  Am I alone here?  Can collected comic editions get too big?
As a side note I’m not talking about those beautiful, oversized artist editions.  Those are big for a reason and I totally understand that.


  1. I skipped buying the giant single volume Bone for this same reason. It's over 1,300 pages in one book and didn't think it would be comfortable to hold and read. Ended with the colorized 9 volume set instead. Much easier to carry around that way.

  2. There are those who enjoy the larger format. Tomes like Collossal Conan are for collectors and archivist. I have a huge library of omnibus, artist editions and art books an eagerly look forward to adding Big Damn to my collection.



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