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  1. says:

    In the second of Cooke s Parker adaptations, Parker has changed his face via plastic surgery, being on the run from The Outfit But when a colleague fingers him, Parker goes on the offensive, sending guys out on jobs hitting The Outfit at where it counts, the bottom line I think I enjoyed this eventhan The Hunter It shows Parker s cold, calculated side as he schemes to take out the head of The Outfit Cooke s art has a a 60 s pop art look to it that fits the 60 s setting perfectly.


  2. says:

    As a fan of the Parker series and comic books, these adaptations are right in my wheelhouse, but what I find most intriguing about them is the clever ways that Darwyn Cooke has used to tell a text story into avisual form while staying true to the spirit of the original books The Outfit was the third book in the Parker series, but this one also adapts the second novel, The Man With Getaway Face, into part of this story, too Parker pissed off the Outfit and even though he s gotten plastic s As a fan of the Parker series and comic books, these adaptations are right in my wheelhouse, but what I find most intriguing about them is the clever ways that Darwyn Cooke has used to tell a text story into avisual form while staying true to the spirit of the original books The Outfit was the third book in the Parker series, but this one also adapts the second novel, The Man With Getaway Face, into part of this story, too Parker pissed off the Outfit and even though he s gotten plastic surgery to change his looks, the mob is still coming after him Parker contacts a bunch of his criminal buddies and asks them all to go on a robbery spree against various Outfit businesses, and they re all too happy to do it Parker works on his own scheme to make some cash and get them off his back once and for all My favorite part in this was how Cooke converts several of the mini stories from the book about how several professional thieves rip off Outfit joints He incorporates a faux crime magazine cover and story With actual text from the book as well as some short cartoonish style strips to recount these robberies He also uses a game of Monopoly as the basis for giving us the history of the Outfit s boss.These graphic novels are excellent companion pieces to the original books


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    You know, if you read Darwyn Cooke s loving adaptation of Richard Stark s Donald Westlake Parker alongside Agatha Christie, as I am doing, it is of course evenbrutal Parker is a thief, a career criminal But The Outfit is also bleakly beautiful in its depiction of the story, which is again, after Cooke s first adaptation of Starks The Hunter, a kind of revenge tale Parker, the toughest of tough guys, a really bad guy, never smiles in this book He doesn t believe in emotion, or friend You know, if you read Darwyn Cooke s loving adaptation of Richard Stark s Donald Westlake Parker alongside Agatha Christie, as I am doing, it is of course evenbrutal Parker is a thief, a career criminal But The Outfit is also bleakly beautiful in its depiction of the story, which is again, after Cooke s first adaptation of Starks The Hunter, a kind of revenge tale Parker, the toughest of tough guys, a really bad guy, never smiles in this book He doesn t believe in emotion, or friendship, or love He s the hardest boiled criminal you will find, a perfect reflection of sixties detective fiction, but he is also somehow smooth and sophisticated as he pulls off the caper, where he of course takes down The Outfit, thanks to Cooke s stylish approach I really had a good time reading it How can I like this guy But thanks to Stark and Cooke, I do


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    Having read many of the Parker novels im hugely impressed by how Cooke adds a new dimension to the stories with his artwork,the way he narrates,uses two novels The Outfit,The Man with the Getaway Face into one Graphic Novel.Cooke s art has never been better the inking,the coloring,the use of shadows Every page with Parker himself is priceless because he got Parkers look,movement so well I just stared in awe in how great Parker looked How he can be retro,cartooney art style and still draw hard Having read many of the Parker novels im hugely impressed by how Cooke adds a new dimension to the stories with his artwork,the way he narrates,uses two novels The Outfit,The Man with the Getaway Face into one Graphic Novel.Cooke s art has never been better the inking,the coloring,the use of shadows Every page with Parker himself is priceless because he got Parkers look,movement so well I just stared in awe in how great Parker looked How he can be retro,cartooney art style and still draw hardcore,dangerous Parker i dont know I also liked the different inventive ways he used to tell about the different heists It was made the story,action less predictable to those who have read the novels.Darwyn Cooke s art and Richard Stark s writing was made for each other, a perfect match and the way you should adapt a great novel,writer You dont change everything that made the novel so good,you add new visual layers I cant wait the next Graphic Novel in 2012


  5. says:

    This is the second of Darwyn Cooke s comic book adaptations of Richard Stark s Parker novels with this one using material from the novels The Outfit and The Man with the Getaway Face After Parker walks off with a hefty chunk of change from the Outfit a crime syndicate at the end of the first book The Hunter, a price is put on his head as Parker heads south to enjoy his earnings in the lap of luxury But even after altering his face with plastic surgery, he s spotted and the Outfit are ale This is the second of Darwyn Cooke s comic book adaptations of Richard Stark s Parker novels with this one using material from the novels The Outfit and The Man with the Getaway Face After Parker walks off with a hefty chunk of change from the Outfit a crime syndicate at the end of the first book The Hunter, a price is put on his head as Parker heads south to enjoy his earnings in the lap of luxury But even after altering his face with plastic surgery, he s spotted and the Outfit are alerted to his location, Parker decides to gather his criminal friends and bring the fight to the Outfit s boss Parker is easily Richard Stark Donald Westlake s greatest creation He is an unstoppable, super efficient career criminal who plans his heists meticulously, selects the most useful members for his team, and has no compunction with killing but only with no other choice left to him Parker almost seems like a robot at times he regards emotion as weakness, and looks upon any kind of extravagance as wasteful, an element that will end the person and send them to jail And yet he s strangely likeable or if not that, then fascinating to read as he pulls off daring heists so coolly Cooke incorporates different artistic styles to tell the stories of each of Parker s gang hitting the Outfit in different ways even including prose from the source novel to tell certain parts of the story The styles change the pace of the book, slowing it down while the action ramps up so you ve got time to enjoy what happens at just the right speed It s a great balance.Cooke s done Richard Stark Donald Westlake proud by doing such a fantastic job in telling the tale of one of Parker s best adventures with style and panache that only someone as experienced and masterful a comics artist as Cooke could do It s a great crime caper comic that s terrific fun to read More, please


  6. says:

    3.5 starsThough it stands a little in the shadow of The Hunter the excellent preceding volume featuring tough and taciturn antihero Parker , The Outfit was still a reasonably entertaining graphic novel adaptation by Cooke from Westlake s long running crime series I enthused in my prior review that it is a great collaboration between artist and author The energy or forward momentum is good until the halfway point and then things sort ofwell, Parker is off stage for many pages and it 3.5 starsThough it stands a little in the shadow of The Hunter the excellent preceding volume featuring tough and taciturn antihero Parker , The Outfit was still a reasonably entertaining graphic novel adaptation by Cooke from Westlake s long running crime series I enthused in my prior review that it is a great collaboration between artist and author The energy or forward momentum is good until the halfway point and then things sort ofwell, Parker is off stage for many pages and it s not nearly as interesting without him However, the gunshot fueled hide and seek climax picks up the tempo, and I think the last page panel as well as the late 63 setting in Lake Tahoe hints at a fictional connection to a real life kidnapping of a certain singer actor s son


  7. says:

    Darwyn Cooke s adaptations of the Parker novels are pure comics perfection The artwork is a perfect match for the material, very much in the early 60 s mode Although I wasn t born until the late 60 s, I ve read enough magazines and whatnot from the era to appreciate details like business logos and so on Cooke s research is right on the money as far as the time period goes This is a world of Esso gas stations and Timex watches and AAA maps and so on This book picks up close to where the prev Darwyn Cooke s adaptations of the Parker novels are pure comics perfection The artwork is a perfect match for the material, very much in the early 60 s mode Although I wasn t born until the late 60 s, I ve read enough magazines and whatnot from the era to appreciate details like business logos and so on Cooke s research is right on the money as far as the time period goes This is a world of Esso gas stations and Timex watches and AAA maps and so on This book picks up close to where the previous one left off Despite a new face, Parker still apparently has a hit out on him Needless to say, he s less than thrilled by this But getting the hit cancelled means going up against the Outfit, essentially taking on the entire Mafia You know this is going to be good The art, as I said, is steeped in period details There are several heists recounted, as Parker arranges to have the Outfit hit where it hurts, and Cooke manages to come up with distinctly different styles for each one Honestly, the only problem I had with the art comes fairly early on, page 48 to be precise I ve read enough mysteries over the years to know that putting a silencer on a revolver is useless, and Parker is too much of a professional not to know this The gasses escaping from the sides of the cylinder, the ones NOT going through the silencer on the barrel, are where most of the noise of a revolver shot comes from Ah well, it s a tiny mistake, and the rest of the book isthan thrilling enough to make up for it Highly recommended


  8. says:

    This copy is signed by Darwyn Cooke.


  9. says:

    Parker is still under the gun from the Outfit, a crime syndicate His recourse attack back He zeroes in on the operations, contacting other bad guys to hit the Outfit where it hurts in the pocketbook.Good hard nosed noir.


  10. says:

    Writing under a pseudonym in 1963, Donald E Westlake wrote a series about a calculating, hard boiled career criminal named Parker, and after receiving Westlake s blessing to adapt the series into a graphic novel series, comics artist Darwyn Cooke published this second installment in 2010 In the first installment, Parker was dealing with a former associate who double crossed him, and ended up crossing paths with the mob, known as The Outfit Since they continue to put hits out on his life, Park Writing under a pseudonym in 1963, Donald E Westlake wrote a series about a calculating, hard boiled career criminal named Parker, and after receiving Westlake s blessing to adapt the series into a graphic novel series, comics artist Darwyn Cooke published this second installment in 2010 In the first installment, Parker was dealing with a former associate who double crossed him, and ended up crossing paths with the mob, known as The Outfit Since they continue to put hits out on his life, Parker undergoes plastic surgery, then returns to hit The Outfit where they live Sending letters to numerous criminal associates across the country, announcing open season on The Outfit, a dozen of their enterprises are hit nationwide, with losses to the tune of a million dollars, with Parker promising not to quit until they agree to quit hunting him With scenes depicted in black, white, and cool shades of steel blue, the plot is easy to follow, and even includes a surprisingly educational glimpse into the criminal world, with clever illustrations detailing various mob enterprises, told in easy to understand instructional out takes, and I m told the Crime Confessions Weekly newsletter usage was taken straight from Westlake s original Parker manages to convince the mob boss to back off, but something tells me they aren t gone for good Until next time


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Parker: The Outfit Darwyn Cooke Is The Eisner Award Winning Writer Artist Of Such Classics As DC The New Frontier, Selina S Big Score, And Last Year S Smash Hit, The Hunter Now, Cooke Is Back And Following Up The New York Times Best Selling Hunter With A Heart Pounding Sequel The Outfit After Evening The Score With Those Who Betrayed Him, And Recovering The Money He Was Cheated Out Of From The Syndicate, Parker Is Riding High, Living In Swank Hotels And Enjoying The Finer Things In Life Again Until, That Is, He S Fingered By A Squealer Who Rats Him Out To The Outfit For The Price They Put On His Head And They Find Out Too Late That If You Push Parker, It Better Be All The Way Into The Grave Darwyn Cooke Is An Eisner And Emmy Winning Creator Whose Adaptation Of Richard Stark S First Groundbreaking Parker Novel Has Earned Him Multiple Eisner Award Nominations

  • Kindle Edition
  • Parker: The Outfit
  • Darwyn Cooke
  • English
  • 12 December 2019

About the Author: Darwyn Cooke

Darwyn Cooke was an Eisner Award winning comic book writer, artist, cartoonist and animator, best known for his work on the comic books Catwoman, DC The New Frontier and Will Eisner s The Spirit.In 1985, Cooke published his first comic book work as a professional artist in a short story in New Talent Showcase 19, but economic pressure made him leave the career and he worked in Canada as a magazine art director, graphic and product designer for the next 15 years.In the early 1990s Cooke decided to return to comics, but found little interest for his work at the major publishers Eventually he was hired by Warner Bros Animation after replying to an ad placed by animator Bruce Timm.He went on to work as a storyboard artist for Batman The Animated Series and Superman The Animated Series, and in 1999 he animated the main title design for Batman Beyond He then worked as a director for Sony Animation s Men in Black The Series for a year.DC Comics then approached Cooke about a project which he had submitted to the publisher years earlier which eventually became Batman Ego, a graphic novel published in 2000.The critical success of that project led to Cooke taking onfreelance work, such as X Force, Wolverine Doop and Spider Man s Tangled Web for Marvel Comics and Just Imagine Stan Lee for DC.In 2001, Cooke and writer Ed Brubaker teamed up to revamp the Catwoman character They started with a 4 issue serial Trail of the Catwoman in Detective Comics 759 762 in which private detective Slam Bradley attempts to investigate the death of Selina Kyle AKA Catwoman.The story led into a new Catwoman title in late 2001 by Brubaker and Cooke, in which the character s costume, supporting cast and modus operandi were all redesigned and redeveloped Cooke would stay on the series, which was met with critical and fan acclaim, up until issue 4 In 2002 he would write and draw a prequel, the Selina s Big Score graphic novel which detailed what had happened to the character directly before her new series.Cover to DC The New Frontier 6.Cover to DC The New Frontier 6.Cooke s next project was the ambitious DC The New Frontier 2004 , a six issue miniseries which sought to tell an epic storyline bridging the gap between the end of the golden and the start of the silver age of comic books in the DC Universe The story, which was set in the 1950s, featured dozens of super hero characters and drew inspiration from the comic books and movies of the period as well as from Tom Wolfe s non fiction account of the start of the US Space Program The Right Stuff The major DC characters are introduced in The New Frontier in the same order that DC originally published them, even down to the correct month and year in the story s timeline In 2005, Cooke won an Eisner Award for Best Limited Series , and a Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Cartoonist for his work on the series.Most recently, Cooke contributed to DC s artist centric anthology project Solo His issue 5, June, 2005 featured several different stories in different styles with a framing sequence featuring the Slam Bradley character In 2006, Solo 5 won an Eisner Award for Best Single Issue In July 2005, it was announced that in 2006 Cooke and writer Jeph Loeb would produce a Batman Spirit crossover, to be followed shortly afterwards by an ongoing Spirit series written and drawn by Cooke Batman The Spirit was ultimately published in November 2006, followed in December by the first issue of Cooke s The Spirit In June 2007, Cooke and J Bone won a Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Artists for their work on Batman The Spirit , and Cooke won Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Cartoonist for his work on The Spirit.In July 2006, it was announced that Warner Bros Animation and DC Comics would release a series of direct to DVD animated movies based on important DC com