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IDW’s Chris Ryall teases Darwyn Cooke’s next Parker book

The Score

Here’s a great way to end the week–IDW Publishing Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall has been sharing teases of various 2012 IDW projects, and today’s is, literally, quite the score. Coming in May is the third Parker novel adaptation by the great Darwyn Cooke, titled Parker: The Score. It of course follows Cooke’s adaptations of Richard Stark/Donald Westlake’s The Hunter and The Outfit, both of which feature Westlake’s famous Parker character. Can’t wait!



Cannot wait!

Darwyn is a genius!

I wish he would make something of his own rather than do just plain work for hire.

Not to nitpick Mr. Pants, but these PARKER books aren’t work for hire, it’s a project Cooke personally worked to make happen. Not the same as an original piece, but he’s definitely personally invested in the project.

Aside: Has Cooke done much all original work? What should I look to pickup?

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Whatever. He’s still probably getting page rate for them. I’d rather he actually own the stuff he’s working on rather than just rent his skills out.

I am SO psyched I can’t sit still. :Þ

Steve Rotterdam

January 6, 2012 at 8:32 pm


I bought the first two books while on my holiday in New York in 2010. Cannot wait for this one to be released. Such fantastic reads.

The first two volumes are outstanding. I will definitely pick up the third. (And the original novels are great fun, too.)

Cole Moore Odell

January 9, 2012 at 7:43 am

@mr. pants: not everyone has inclination or ability for great, entirely original work. Cooke’s career in comics has demonstrated that he’s a great craftsman more than a Kirby-style idea factory, or a Hernandez-style novelist, so design, storytelling and drawing are where he focuses his efforts. I’m fine with that. He put this whole project together himself out of a very personal affection for the original novels, and the cartooning is magnificent. I don’t need Cooke to follow somebody’s else’s career path; the one he’s on is just fine.

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