idwparker.jpgFor those of you who have been pining away for news on Darwyn Cooke’s next project, your wait is over.  IDW Publishing announced last night that Cooke is creating four original graphic novels based on the Richard Stark “Parker” crime fiction series of books.

Originally published in the 1960s, Stark’s novels featuring the Parker character – The Hunter, The Outfit, the Mourner and The Man with the Getaway Face – are tough and tautly composed.  The Parker character is known as one of the most fascinating and compelling criminals in crime fiction. Lee Marvin played Parker in John Boorman’s film Point Blank.

“Working with Darwyn has been one of the highlights of my editing career; our sensibilities mesh on a lot of levels. It’s a true pleasure and privilege to be associated with him on this project,” said Scott Dunbier, IDW Publishing’s Special Projects Editor in a prepared release to the media.

You’ll have to wait until next year (probaby summer) before you’ll see the first installment from Cooke and IDW.  If you are at the San Diego Comic Con, stop by the IDW booth (#2207 and #1705) and pick up one of three limited edition Darwyn Cooke illustration cards.  These are limited to 500 each, so I’m betting they will be gone by end of day today.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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