characters Richard Stark's Parker Slayground 100

characters Richard Stark's Parker Slayground

characters Richard Stark's Parker Slayground 100 È Darwyn Cooke's masterful and multi award winning series of Parker graphic novels continues with Slayground Parker whose getaway car crashes after a heist manages to elude capture with his loot by breaking into an amusement park that is closed for the winter But his presence does not go unnotiD for the winter But his presence does not go unnoticed a pair of cops observed the job and its aftermath But rather than pursue their suspect they decide to go into business for themselves with the help of some business associates From then. Turning classic novels into graphic novels can be hit or miss Darwyn Cooke's graphic novels based on the Parker novels of Richard Stark aka Donald Westlake seem to capture the tone and style perfectly The series takes place in the same timeframe as the novels and Cooke's style is an eyeful of style details from the late 1960sIn Slayground Parker is involved in a botched robbery He escapes over the fence and into an off season amusement park abandoned for the winter He soon discovers it's a dead end and that the only way out is being guarded by people who want the money he has stolen But Parker is deadly and not the kind of person you want to try to trap It's one of the shorter novels so there is a short backup story as well The SeventhDarwyn Cooke's adaptation as stated is perfect His choice of art is evocative and stark It's uite good and I'd love to read of theseI was given a review copy of this graphic novel by Diamond Book Distributors and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel

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Darwyn Cooke's masterful and multi award winning series of Parker graphic novels continues with Slayground Parker whose getaway car crashes after a heist manages to elude capture with his loot by breaking into an amusement park that is close. Darwyn Cooke's adaptations of the Parker novels are must reads for fans of comic book crime noir His art has a 60's swagger to it that fits perfectly with the tone of the Parker novels Parker is a cold tough hard as nails bastard Here his car has overturned as they were escaping a robbery and Parker holes up in an amusement park in the dead of winter He's seen by some local hoods who figure they can make a uick buck by killing him and taking his score This boils down to a battle throughout the park as Parker has to off them one by one in order to get away Also included is a short adaptation of The Seventh about a robbery gone wrong

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Richard Stark's Parker SlaygroundOn it's a game of cat and mouse one played out through closed rides of the abandoned carnival a game that slowly starts to favor the mouse Includes the Eisner award winning short story The 7th previously only available in the Martini editio. Good but not really up to the same standard as Cooke's previous Stark adaptations Maybe it's a function of the story he's working with this time though I thought the original book had meat to it than this But I could be wrong about that; it's been awhile since I read it Basically Parker has to hide out in an amusement park that's been closed up for the winter after his involvement in an ard car robbery goes sour The only problem is that some crooked cops and local mafia types have witnessed him breaking into the park and they know he's got the loot from the robbery on him The art is the usual spare streamlined 60s influenced style Cooke has brought to his other adaptations But this one just doesn't have uite the same punch Still recommended but not as strongly