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Monday, 25 July 2016
PARKER...WELL DONE (AND YOU TOO, DARWYN)...
Something I discovered only recently is this series of books by
RICHARD STARK (pseudonym of DONALD E. WESTLAKE)
and DARWYN COOKE, the latter having adapted and illustrated
the former's novels about hard-as-nails master thief PARKER -
not to be confused with LADY PENELOPE's chauffeur.
Graphic novels in the truest sense, Darwyn Cooke was initially
contracted to adapt four books, which was then extended to five,
but, alas, the fifth one never happened. The four he did do 'though,
are riveting reading, and I'm looking forward to starting the original
novel of The HUNTER, for which he provided full-colour illustra-
tions. IDW intended that he'd illustrate all 16 Parker books, but
disappointing sales of the first put paid to further editions.
Available from FORBIDDEN PLANET and all good book-
shops, add them to your Darwyn Cooke collection today.
Posted by Kid at Monday, July 25, 2016