15 Creatively Gory Moments in the Sin City Comics and Graphic Novels

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Vote up the most unique kills and punishments in Sin City.

If you walk down the wrong (or right, depending on how you look at it) back alley in Sin City, you can find anything. A dismembered body part. A few gallons of blood and guts. Frank Miller's signature series isn't just a grandiose homage to the film noir and hard-boiled crime genres, it's also one of the most creatively gory comics of all time. You're probably thinking, "So what? There are so many gory Frank Miller comics." And it's true; the guy inks his pages like Jackson Pollock painting with blood. But it's the imagination in the most violent Sin City scenes that truly sets the series apart.

Released between 1991 and 1992, the first thirteen installments, The Hard Goodbye, kicked off years of gory Sin City comics and violent graphic novels. From exploding heads to dismembered "members," these are the goriest moments in Sin City comic books.


  • 1
    35 VOTES

    Marv Feeds Kevin to His Own Pet Wolf

    Marv Feeds Kevin to His Own Pet Wolf
    Photo: Dark Horse

    For the penultimate murder in his Sin City-wide rampage, Marv catches Kevin the Cannibal with a pair of handcuffs. Then he semi-surgically removes Kevin's limbs and uses them as appetizers for Kevin's man-eating wolf. Kevin's spookily silent quadriplegic corpus is the main course. It's gory, but thanks to medical tubing and Marv's mitts, it's relatively tidy.

    35 votes
  • 2
    28 VOTES

    Lucille's Hand

    Lucille's Hand
    Photo: Dark Horse

    When Marv gets locked up with Lucille in Kevin's dungeon, she keeps her cool for a moment before revealing that her hand is now a stump (courtesy of cannibalism). Wrapped in bandages, the goriest aspects come through her description of being made to watch Kevin suck the meat off of her fingers.

    28 votes
  • 3
    29 VOTES

    Kevin's Wall of Decapitated Prostitute Heads

    Kevin's Wall of Decapitated Prostitute Heads
    Photo: Dark Horse

    Kevin decorates his man cave with the faces of beautiful women, which is totally normal, except his man cave is a dungeon, and the faces are more like whole heads that aren't attached to bodies anymore because Kevin ate said bodies. So really, it's not normal at all.

    29 votes
  • 4
    16 VOTES

    That Yellow Bastard's Little Yellow Bastard Gets Torn Off

    That Yellow Bastard's Little Yellow Bastard Gets Torn Off
    Photo: Dark Horse

    Having failed to fully castrate Rourke Jr. on his first attempt, Hartigan finishes the job eight years later. Not only does Hartigan remove the younger Rourke's genitals with his bare hands, he also smashes his yellowed head into a pulpy soup

    16 votes
  • 5
    11 VOTES

    Miho Roller-Boots a Dude's Head Off

    Miho Roller-Boots a Dude's Head Off
    Photo: Dark Horse

    After toying with Vinnie for far too long (at least according to Dwight), Miho uses her roller skates to deliver what is probably the most awesome decapitation in all of Sin City (and there are a lot). Roller skates and roller-booting are extremely under-utilized in non-Frank Miller comics.

    11 votes
  • 6
    18 VOTES

    Hartigan Blasts Off Roark Jr.'s Testicles

    Hartigan Blasts Off Roark Jr.'s Testicles
    Photo: Dark Horse

    Hartigan blasts off (or more accurately, tries to blast off) Roark Jr.'s testicles in their first battle over skinny little Nancy Callahan. He also blows off Junior's hand. Unfortunately for all the non-Roarks in Basin City, his parts grow back yellower and nastier than ever.

    18 votes