Parker: The Outfit

Darwyn Cooke's Parker: The Outfit

Darwyn Cooke’s Parker: The Outfit

Parker had evened the score with the Outfit, or so he thought. After extensive facial reconstruction surgery, Parker is identified by a squealer, outing him to his enemies. Parker realizes that the fight isn’t yet over and he intends to finish it!

So, while I did like this book, I wasn’t into it as much as The Hunter. Cooke seemed to take the story in a few directions towards the end, tying up loose ends and telling other parts in a different format. By throwing in a magazine style layout as well as different artwork; it really took me out of it. I wasn’t exactly sure what he was going for with those deviations but it fell kind of flat for me. Luckily, it was only a small part of the story itself, so it’s sort of easy to look past.

As far as the artwork goes, I’m still in love with it – that much Cooke doesn’t change. The violence is played out really well, showing just as much as you need and nothing over the top. Stylistically, I still think it’s one of the coolest presentations I’ve ever seen.

Apparently, I’m all caught up on this series as the 3rd book isn’t out until sometime next year. I guess its finally time I get started on the originals. The only problem is that I believe this is books 2 and 3 together? I’m not entirely sure, I’ll have to look into that.

I had to rate it 3 stars but I’m telling you it’s a solid 3 and a half.

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