Parker Vol. 1 (Slipcase Martini Edition)
The great Darwyn Cooke adapted four of Richard Stark's (AKA Donald Westlake) Parker stories as graphic novels, as well as two others in shorter form. This oversized (9 x 13 inches) volume contains the first two, "The Hunter" and "The Outfit," as well as shorter works of "The Man with the Getaway Face" and "The Seventh." Besides the four stories, this volume contains copious amounts of illustrations by Darwyn, and a long form discussion on Parker and Donald Westlake, featuring Darwyn, Ed Brubaker (acclaimed writer of Criminal) and noted comics journalist and historian Tom Spurgeon. Tragically, Darwyn died several years ago, but he leaves behind a truly outstanding legacy of great stories and covers, of which Parker is perhaps at the pinnacle and will live on through this edition and others. This book comes in a gorgeous slipcase.