Richard Stark's Parker: The Score by Richard StarkRichard Stark's Parker: The Score by Richard Stark

Richard Stark's Parker: The Score

byRichard Stark, Darwyn CookeIllustratorDarwyn Cooke

Hardcover | July 24, 2012

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A high-octane trip across America, The Score finds Parker assembling the best caper men he can find to knock over his most audacious target yet: an entire town. They scheme, they prepare, and they execute with military precision, unaware that the whole thing is about to blow up in their faces. Long considered a high water mark in the Parker series, this new graphic adaptation brings the original to violent, double-crossing life.

Darwyn Cooke, Eisner-Award winning creator of DC: The New Frontier, continues adapting Richard Stark's genre-defining Parker novels with his signature pulp flair in this third installment. A hard-nosed thief, Parker is Richard Stark's most famous creation, and Stark, in turn, is the most famous pen name of Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Donald E. Westlake.
Richard Stark is the most famous pseudonym of world-renowned author Donald Westlake (1933-2008). In 1962 hecreated the master thief Parker and began a series of novels that have been recognized as seminal works of crime fiction. Several of Westlake’s books have been adapted by Hollywood and Westlake’s adaptation of The Grifters earned ...
Title:Richard Stark's Parker: The ScoreFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 9.31 × 6.25 × 0.81 inPublished:July 24, 2012Publisher:IDW PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1613772084

ISBN - 13:9781613772089

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Parker Scores again., This series and character are so good I have a hard time lumping them into the comic genre. At first glance one would consider them to be a run of the mill crime story. Nothing could be further from the truth. This my fellow comic enthusiasts is comic adaptation at its best. Darwyn Cooke has single handedly made me question why I read new superhero comics when there are books out there like this. They ( 3 books ) are in fact that good. In fact upon reading Parker: The HunterI immediately went looking for the Richard Stark original novels ( I have currently read 8 of them ). I mention this because this is the 1st time I can ever say a comic inspired me to read the book. Now the Score was actually the 1st Richard Stark book I read, and still remains my favorite. That being said I was as much aprehensive as I was excited when I brought this home. Well Cooke does it again. I won't say this is better than the original Stark novel The Score: A Parker Novel, but I can say that I now have 2 very distinct versions of one of my favorite stories. I can't say that about anything else except a famous Tolkien series. BTW if you enjoy Parker books you really should pick up Parker: The Martini Edition. Not only does it have the 1st two books reprinted in oversized format, but it also has a short story of the Stark book the Seventh ( also a favorite of mine ) that is just amazing. At the time I review this I think the PARKER series has one at least 5 Eisner awards. The latest 2 are for the reprint Martini edition.
Date published: 2016-12-09