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...
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If you like "Mad Men," then try "Parker: The Hunter."
Both the AMC television series and Darwyn Cooke's comic adaptation of the Richard Stark crime novels are highly stylized portrayals of 1960's New York City where men are men, women are foxy and submissive, and the world is waiting to be conquered by those up to the task...
$ 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, ...