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Richard Stark’s Parker series, already revered as novels and graphic novels, raises the stakes with Darwyn Cooke’s new adaptation of The Score—a high-octane heist story that has Parker taking aim on his most audacious task yet—robbing an entire town. In Cooke’s previous graphic novels, the menacing, steely Parker has faced all manner of deadly pitfalls while navigating a career through America’s seedy criminal underworld, but this might be his biggest challenge yet—and arguably Cooke’s best entry yet.
“Honestly, it’s hard for me to be objective here,” said Cooke, “but people tell me this one came together pretty well.”
“As usual, Darwyn is being modest,” said series editor, Scott Dunbier, “each book has just gotten better and better… I have no idea how he’ll top this one!”
The third of five planned adaptations, The Score sees Cooke adapting the original 1964 novel, a beloved crime classic and one of the most highly regarded books in the series. A stylish feast for the eyes and a breakneck, sweat-inducing journey that follows one of the boldest capers ever conceived—from the initial pitch to its final, inevitable conclusion, The Score is a book fans everywhere will be clamoring to get their mitts on.
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score arrived in comic shops July 11th and was released digitally via Comixology the same day.
Cooke has won numerous awards during his relatively brief career, including six of the prestigious Eisner Awards (Two of which have been for previous Parker books). He is nominated for three Eisner Awards at the forthcoming 2012 ceremony for his work on the Parker: The Martini Edition.
Richard Stark’s Parker: The Score is a 144 page, full-color, hardcover graphic novel.