DARWYN COOKE’S NEWEST ADAPTATION SLAYGROUND COMING IN DECEMBER
Media release — Darwyn Cooke’s acclaimed Parker series from IDW continues to expand with the classic Slayground. In this newest graphic novel, Parker is put to the test against crooked cops and sleazy gangsters after a heist goes south and he finds himself trapped in an amusement park closed for the winter, and embroiled in a deadly game of cat and mouse… a game that slowly starts to favor the mouse.
“A boarded up amusement park was an inspired setting for Parker,” said writer/artist Darwyn Cooke, “and Westlake made the most of it. A great story that I’m enjoying the hell out of adapting.”
Based on the influential novels by Richard Stark, AKA, Donald Westlake, Parker is a coldly calculating master criminal, one with a very rigid code. The IDW adaptations by Darwyn Cooke of The hunter and The outfit have received multiple Eisner and Harvey awards. The Score, released last year, is nominated for an Eisner award at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con International. Slayground will be the fourth Parker adaptation in the popular and much lauded series.
Darwyn Cooke’s distinct style has made him a premier writer and artist in the comic book industry. A former animator, Cooke entered mainstream comics in 2000 with his critical hit Batman: Ego for DC Comics.
Donald Westlake, writing as Richard Stark, was the acclaimed author of the Parker series. He was a three-time Edgar award winner, as well as being named a Grand Master by the mystery Writers of America, that prestigious societies highest honor.
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. distinguished for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY little PONY; Paramount’s star Trek; Nickelodeon’s teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; HBO’s true Blood; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & crucial series, created by best-selling author Joe hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, and Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Warner brothers and Barry Sonnenfeld are attached to adapt LORE into a feature film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jerry Bruckheimer films and Disney are creating a feature film based on world war Robot, with Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes and Sony bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film.
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