Sunday, May 6, 2018

Review: THE HUNTER by Richard Stark, adapted by Darwyn Cooke

Publisher IDW
Length 140 pages
Format paperback
Published 2012 (this edition, third printing 2017)
Series Parker #1
My Copy I bought it

Illustrator Darywn Cooke's adaptation of the classic blood soaked revenge fueled noir, The Hunter by Donald Westlake's most renowned pseudonym Richard Stark captures the essence of the novel and manages to better it by adding a layer of grit to the grime, in the process creating a visually perfect picture to compliment he prose. 

Parker is a professional thief, taking only the most profitable jobs; its high stakes, high risk, high reward. 

When an opportunity arises to take a cut of a cool 90k, he goes all in only to be betrayed by the women he loves and double crossed by his partners. 

Left for dead, Parker emerges like a hellfire Phoenix and sets out to get revenge on those who wronged him. 

My rating: 5/5 Stars. Parker is a great character; his brutal nature perfectly captured in this adaptation. If you're a fan of the novels, this is a must read graphic novel. 

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