Slayground

Release Date: December 24th, 2013 Darwyn Cooke’s Eisner Award winning series continues with the fourth installment, Slayground.   Following a botched robbery, Parker escapes to an amusement park closed for the winter.  Boxed in by gangsters and crooked cops, will Parker be able to devise a successful escape route or has his number finally come up?…

Parker: The Score

Every single time I put down one of Darwyn Cooke’s Richard Stark adaptations, I tell myself, “Man, I really need to read those Parker books”.  Not only do they come with solid recommendations from many of my trusted friends, they’re right up my alley.  Disgruntled con-man with some serious anger issues?  Give me all the…

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…

Batman: Ego & Other Tails

Darwyn Cooke’s Batman: Ego Never having read Richard Stark’s Parker series, I picked up Darwyn Cooke’s graphic novel adaptations. The stories themselves were awesome but what had originally grabbed me was Cooke’s unique style. When I finished, I was salivating for more. Imagine how happy I was to find out he did a few runs…

Parker: The Hunter

Richard Stark/Darwyn Cooke’s Parker Man, was this all kinds of awesome.Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by the late Richard Stark (Donald Westlake), artist Darwyn Cooke adapted it to the graphic novel medium. Parker, set up by a desperate man in need of paying off some sketchy loans, seemingly returns from the dead…