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Posted by bnwadmin On January - 25 - 2011

Remember Marv from Sin City? It’s been about five years since the successful movie adaptation of Frank Miller’s black-and-white noir world hit the screens and breakout of a certain unkillable man named Marv.

“Is that the best you can do, you pansies?”

It is fitting that our first introduction to Sin City in the very first book, on the very first page is Marv. In “The Hard Goodbye” we are introduced to this enormous oak tree of a man who is enjoying the simple pleasures of the world. Unfortunately when he wakes up, Goldie is dead and a crazy ride of a story begins.

Miller was at his best when writing and drawing Sin City and “The Hard Goodbye” was the perfect hook to pull us into this world of deceit, murder, corruption, heart, hard-luck and yes, even love. And Marv epitomized it all.

Marv will go on to be mentioned or appear in all seven installments, however the first is really the only one in which he is in the spotlight. Volume’s two “A Dame to Kill For” he helps out Dwight on his task, and Marv also goes onto appear in short stories “Silent Night” and “Just Another Saturday.”

“This isn’t some barroom brawl or some creep with a gas can looking to torch some wino. This is big and I’m right in the middle of it and there’s no place I’d rather be.”

Marv’s been setup and promises “the hard goodbye” when he finds out who did this to Goldie, with him own predicament being mostly a second thought. He is Tick-like in his nigh-invulnerability and has an uncanny ability to survive multiple (and I do mean multiple) gunshot wounds, but still manages to get himself captured on many of occasion.

He uses some interesting interrogation techniques, sticking the head of a would-be informant into a toilet bowl, or scraping their face along the ground while he drives a car holding the informant outside the door – ouch!

At the end of the day, Marv is more a victim of his circumstance than anything. Yes, he has lived a hard life, all the people who reside in Basin (Sin) City have, but he is set up and forced to become an unlikely hero, a hero who will do anything to find justice.

PARENT’S BE WARNED HOWEVER, as this book is meant for mature readers. Sex, nudity, drugs, extreme violence are all trademarks of this collection.

Hopefully now that we have reintroduced Marv to you, you will take a look at his saga and that of the other characters of Sin City. All seven Dark Horse Comics volumes are on sale now at both Brave New Worlds locations!

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