Experience the revolutionary and critically acclaimed graphic novels Richard Stark‘s Parker created by the iconic Darwyn Cooke, now compiled into a comprehensive softcover anthology for the first time.
Within this all-encompassing collection, you will find the complete series of Parker graphic novels, consisting of four gripping tales: “The Score,” “The Outfit,” and “Slayground,” along with two compelling short stories, “The Man with the Getaway Face” and “The Seventh.” Together, they constitute a comprehensive compilation of Darwyn Cooke’s sequential storytelling genius, offering an immersive journey into the world of Parker’s criminal exploits. This anthology stands as a testament to Cooke’s artistic and narrative prowess, showcasing his ability to seamlessly blend a dynamic visual style with intricate storytelling, making it a must-have addition for fans of the medium and newcomers alike.
Richard Stark is the most famous pseudonym of world-renowned author Donald Westlake (1933-2008). In 1962 he created the master thief Parker and began a series of novels recognized as seminal works of crime fiction. Several of Westlake’s books have been adapted by Hollywood and Westlake’s adaptation of The Grifters earned him an Academy Award nomination for best motion picture screenplay. Westlake has won numerous awards for his fiction and in 1993 the Mystery Writers of America named him a Grand Master, the highest honor bestowed by that prestigious society.
Darwyn Cooke (1962-2015) was a graphic designer and animator who turned his attention toward cartooning in the late nineties. Known primarily for his work on the DC line of superheroes, Cooke always had an affinity for crime fiction and has often cited the Parker books as a great source of creative inspiration. Cooke has won multiple Eisner, Harvey, and Shuster awards and the National Cartoonist Society’s Best Series award. In 2008 Cooke was Emmy-nominated for the animated adaptation of his magnum opus, DC: The New Frontier.