Richard Stark's Parker Vol. 1

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July 2009

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• 2010 Eisner Award Winner for Best Adaptation from Another Work

“Parker is the most iconic criminal ever created, and my favorite.” – Ed Brubaker, Eisner- and Harvey Award-winning writer of
Criminal and Incognito

Darwyn Cooke, the Eisner Award-winning writer/artist of such classics as
DC: The New Frontier, Selina’s Big Score, and The Spirit, now sets his artistic sights on bringing to life one of the true classics of crime fiction: Richard Stark’s Parker. Stark was a pseudonym used by the revered and multi-award-winning author, Donald Westlake.

The Hunter, the first book in the Parker series, is the story of a man who hits New York head-on like a shotgun blast to the chest. Betrayed by the woman he loved and double-crossed by his partner in crime, Parker makes his way cross-country with only one thought burning in his mind to coldly exact his revenge and reclaim what was taken from him!

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Bleeding Cool

•Comics blog

“Darwyn Cooke has taken the first Parker novel Hunter and adapted it for comics. And what an adaption … [It] maintains, even emphasises the themes and tones of the novel, often in a quite remarkable and surprising fashion. For the biggest chunk of the first chapter is almost wordless, everything conveyed by circumstance and pitch-perfect storytelling. We learn so much about the main character without even seeing his face until he himself sees it. And repeated rereading brings out new details thanks to the non linear narrative.”

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“Masterful.”

The Comics Journal

•American comics magazine

“Beautiful art and design … an example of graphic and sequential storytelling at its very best and Cooke repeatedly displays his mastery of story development through his layouts and visuals.”