Though Darwyn Cooke's Eisner Award winning graphic novel adaptations of Richard Stark's classic Parker novels are nearing their conclusion, the acclaimed cartoonist isn't quite done with the series yet. Encouraged by Cooke, IDW will publish new deluxe hardcover versions of the novels, featuring new cover designs and illustrations by Cooke.
What's the best possible news to cap off the first week of 2012? News from IDW Publishing's Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall that Parker: The Score is set for release this May. The book is the third in cartoonist Darwyn Cooke's hugely acclaimed comics adaptations of the novels by Donald Westlake aka Richar
With last week's release of L.A. Noire -- the latest blockbuster video game from Grand Theft Auto creators Rockstar Games -- there's been a sudden spike in interest in hard-boiled crime stories. Stand-up tough-guys dealing with corruption and vice, faithless lovers plotting murderous betrayals, and twisted secrets dragged into the light? Who wouldn't want to see more of that stuff?
And fortunately, those are all things that comics do very well. They may have been eclipsed by super-heroes, but comics and crime have gone together ever since EC comics put two staples into their books. Even the first adult-oriented graphic novel -- Arnold Drake, Leslie Waller and Matt Baker's It Rhymes With Lust -- was a noir-inspired crime story. So if you've been spending a little time tooling around Los Angeles in 1947 with detective Cole Phelps and found yourself wanting for more, ComicsAlliance has you covered. Today, we've picked out a few of Our All-Time Favorite Noir Comics!
Following on the heels of Darwyn Cooke's bestselling adaptation of "The Hunter," this week sees the release of "The Outfit," the third book in Donald Westlake's legendary Parker series of crime novels. A whirlwind book that sees the inscrut
Darwyn Cooke's "The Man With The Getaway Face" debuted over the weekend at Wondercon, an oversized adaptation of Richard Stark's novel of the same name, and the first chapter of this fall's "The Outfit." It certainly seems like a
$ Few things are as compelling as a genuinely bad man • Strong quasi-maternal figures ¥ If Homer were a gunslinger, there'd be a whole lot of dead storytellers § Owes significant debts to Marcel Duchamp and Native American mythology & We are all of us living in the shadow of the 1960s
$ & RICHARD STARK'S PARKER: THE HUNTER
Book of the week, people--Darwyn Cooke's gorgeous hardcover adaptation of the first novel in Richard (Donald Westlake) Stark's "Parker" series about a wily, amoral, murderous heist man, and the rare prose-to-comics adaptation that actually gains something in translation, because Cooke figured out a side of it that his drawing could make deeper and more vivid. I reviewed it here, but the short version is that it's really good.• & AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #600
Five bucks, 104 pages, no reprints: just on a value-for-money level, this
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