Total Nerd
87 voters

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

Updated November 5, 2019 365 votes 87 voters 4.1k views15 items

List RulesVote 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.

  • 5

    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.

    16
    2
    Agree or disagree?
  • 6

    Jackie Boy's Many Gruesome Humiliations

    Jackie Boy's Many Gruesome Humiliations
    Photo: Dark Horse

    The "god damn hero cop" suffers a comical gore fest at the hands of Miho. First, his hand is removed by her throwing star. He subsequently falls on said star, lodging it in his buttcheek. Then she blocks the barrel of his gun, it backfires, and the shrapnel flies straight into his brain. Finally, Miho cuts his head off with a katana, but it doesn't come off clean. Says Dwight: "She makes a Pez dispenser out of him."

    21
    16
    Agree or disagree?
  • 7

    Miho Punctures Some Craniums

    Miho Punctures Some Craniums
    Photo: Dark Horse

    In between the indignities she inflicts on Jackie Boy, deadly little Miho finds time to jab her katanas through the brains of three of his compatriots before decapitating a fourth. 

    15
    9
    Agree or disagree?
  • 8

    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

    13
    7
    Agree or disagree?