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Darwyn Cooke''s first two Parker books, The Hunter and The Outfit, are collected in a tremendous, special, oversized hardcover edition -- with an additional 65-pages of content -- encased in a beautiful slipcase!

Richard Stark''s Parker: The Hunter graphic novel debuted in July 2008 to instantaneous popular and critical acclaim. It made the New York Times bestseller list and won coveted Eisner and Harvey awards. The second graphic novel, T he Outfit, was released in 2010 and was met with similar response, and won the 2011 Eisner for Best Writer/Artist.

The Hunter and The Outfit tell the story of Parker, Richard Stark''s classic anti-hero, as he returns to New York to settle the score with his wife and partner in crime after they betray him in a heist gone terribly wrong. After evening the field and reclaiming his prize, the Outfit decide to do some score settling of their own... and learn much too late that when you push a man like Parker, it had better be all the way to the grave.

Also contains the short stories The Man With the Getaway Face and The Seventh.

About the Author

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 him an Academy Award nomination for best motion picture screenplay. Westlake has won numerous awards for his fiction and in 1993 the Mystery Writers of America named him a Grand Master, the highest honor bestowed by that prestigious society.

Darwyn Cooke (1962-2015) was a graphic designer and animator who turned his attention toward cartooning in the late nineties. Known primarily for his work on the DC line of superheroes, Cooke always had an affinity for crime fiction and has often cited the Parker books as a great source of creative inspiration. Cooke has won multiple Eisner, Harvey, and Shuster awards, as well as the National Cartoonist Society''s Best Series award. In 2008 Cooke was Emmy-nominated for the animated adaptation of his magnum opus, DC: The New Frontier.

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bluegreensamurai
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Cool weird graphic-like novel...
Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2020
Wow - this book is totally different than any other graphic novel I have purchased... First, it is a beautiful beautiful package - a very large hardcover in a display box! The pages are rough not glossy which suits the art. The art is cool: sparse and scratchy.... See more
Wow - this book is totally different than any other graphic novel I have purchased...

First, it is a beautiful beautiful package - a very large hardcover in a display box! The pages are rough not glossy which suits the art. The art is cool: sparse and scratchy. There is a TON of dialogue, most pages the art just sort of illustrates the text. But other times there is just prose, short stories which moves the story along. Not a modern graphic novel.

Lastly, the stories are actually good. Kind of noir with lots of criminal stuff. Still reading so I won''t go too far with my review of the writing - good but a little expositive and could be better.

Super-cool old-school graphic novel. Probably best to read in the evening with a martini...
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JB
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This is THE EDITION TO GET, even if you already have the books. Here is why:
Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2015
This is THE EDITION TO GET. Even if you have the original smaller sized ones, this one is better and will increase your appreciation of the whole project. What I want to emphasize is how many wonderful EXTRAS help push this version over the top of awesome into absolutely... See more
This is THE EDITION TO GET. Even if you have the original smaller sized ones, this one is better and will increase your appreciation of the whole project. What I want to emphasize is how many wonderful EXTRAS help push this version over the top of awesome into absolutely essential:

1. The design of everything is beautiful, from the slipcase, to the spot illustrations, the typefaces/fonts, even the abstract/modern art designs on the inside covers. Just awesome art and design throughout.
2. There is a very insightful interview/conversation between comics journalist Tom Spurgeon, Darwyn Cooke, and fellow graphic novelist Ed Brubaker.
3. Many bits of background on the original writer, Donald Westlake, and information and art about previous adaptations of the Parker novels. The book includes cool old cover art from the original paperbacks.
4. Lots of extra art from Cooke, like exclusive covers and inserts he did for various promotional editions.
5. An example of the original art to see how it looked before being touched up for publication, and some sequential photo showing how Cooke creates a panel, from pencil to pen to ink brush to the monochrome watercolor shading.
6. A gallery of Cooke''s take on the various films that were based on the Parker novels, with his impressions of them. Very interesting - even as a big film buff I was unaware how many movies were inspired by the Parker books.
7. Extra stories: They are collected elsewhere now, but its great to have them big like this. There is "The Man With the Getaway Face" which fits in between the two main stories, plus "The Seventh" which brilliantly adapts a whole novel by basically paring it down to the exciting and fitting finale. There is also an interesting "Parting Shot" excerpt from the Parker novel Butcher''s Moon with a full page illustration by Cooke.
8. The extra art and commentaries provide TONS of insight into the character of Parker and some interesting stuff about the original writer Donald Westlake. This book and its extras made me a much bigger fan of this project then ever before.

If you like crime comics at all, get his. If you like film noir at all get this. If you liked the Sin City graphic novels, I think you''ll be surprised just how much Frank Miller was influenced by the Parker novels, both in terms of character and the world they inhabit. Lots of similarities between the stories in this book and the early Sin City stories.
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Josh
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Amazon shipping seems to destroy the binding.
Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2020
2 books both had stickers slapped on them by amazon, devaluing them and shipping caused damage. Binding falling apart on both. Great art, sad I cant get a good copy. ***POINTS REMOVED FOR AMAZON NOT THE BOOK OR STORIES, THEY SEEM WELL BUILT WITH THICK PAPER AND... See more
2 books both had stickers slapped on them by amazon, devaluing them and shipping caused damage. Binding falling apart on both.
Great art, sad I cant get a good copy.
***POINTS REMOVED FOR AMAZON NOT THE BOOK OR STORIES, THEY SEEM WELL BUILT WITH THICK PAPER AND BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED*****
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Juan Vargas
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This is the sort of book for which oversised HC''s were made for.
Reviewed in the United States on May 2, 2012
You can say many good things about the Parker comic series but there is one that stands out above all the (many) others: it has breath taking art. It has more style and elegance than a multy million dollar hollywood flick and this edition and its format showcases the art of... See more
You can say many good things about the Parker comic series but there is one that stands out above all the (many) others: it has breath taking art. It has more style and elegance than a multy million dollar hollywood flick and this edition and its format showcases the art of Darwyn Cooke perfectly.

Without a doubt this is the best way to read Cooke''s Parker adaptation.

The product itself is top notch. I own several Absolute editions and Omnibus editions to know when something is worth the trouble and this book stands out by its size (its actually a bit taller than most books of the same format) and its content (it packs tons of extras). Also the finished product is top of the line in terms of the quality of the binding and the paper.

This is the sort of book that defines the Absolute Edition treatment.
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Luca Brasi
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heavy!
Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2021
Absolute Format Plus!
Very beautiful on the shelf
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W. Stotler
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OMG - Perfect
Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2013
I have little to add but to say that this edition is . . . . perfection. The oversized pages (while making the book a shelf-filing nightmare) offer a *significant* improvement over the standard graphic novel size. This is Darwyn Cooke, folks. His illustrative work is... See more
I have little to add but to say that this edition is . . . . perfection. The oversized pages (while making the book a shelf-filing nightmare) offer a *significant* improvement over the standard graphic novel size. This is Darwyn Cooke, folks. His illustrative work is improved when you can see it more closely. I would say it is worth acquiring this edition even if you already have the graphic novels in the regular size--it was that dramatic a difference.
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D. Boyer
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Best edition of this story
Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2021
Beautiful over sized edition. It really accentuates Darwin Cooke’s minimalist artwork! Great story and art
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Omar C.G.P.
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Great read and great for the bookshelf
Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2012
I first read the series at this format. The experience was beautiful. The story was very satifying and entertaining. This is what you get when the creator of the book very well knows and is a fan of the material. The Martini Edition is just the best way to encapsulate... See more
I first read the series at this format. The experience was beautiful. The story was very satifying and entertaining. This is what you get when the creator of the book very well knows and is a fan of the material. The Martini Edition is just the best way to encapsulate vision for the story.

I am just wondering how I will follow this...wait for the next Martini Edition or buy Parker: The Score outright?
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thomas mc govern
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 7, 2015
Very happy with order.
Very happy with order.
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Kushal
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Superb Edition
Reviewed in India on October 26, 2020
Wow ! this edition is superb. Hands down to IDW for presenting this high quality edition of Cooke''s Parker rendition. The over sized pages greatly enhanced the viewing experience of the exquisite Art of Darwin Cooke. Very high quality mat paper stock is used here. The...See more
Wow ! this edition is superb. Hands down to IDW for presenting this high quality edition of Cooke''s Parker rendition. The over sized pages greatly enhanced the viewing experience of the exquisite Art of Darwin Cooke. Very high quality mat paper stock is used here. The binding is sewn so there is zero gutter lose. As for content, besides the first two Parker comics the book is jammed with so many extras. Especially the interview section in the first is so insightful. Overall a very refreshing edition. My highest recommendation.
Wow ! this edition is superb. Hands down to IDW for presenting this high quality edition of Cooke''s Parker rendition. The over sized pages greatly enhanced the viewing experience of the exquisite Art of Darwin Cooke. Very high quality mat paper stock is used here. The binding is sewn so there is zero gutter lose.
As for content, besides the first two Parker comics the book is jammed with so many extras. Especially the interview section in the first is so insightful. Overall a very refreshing edition.
My highest recommendation.
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M. Ponte
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A must have for your shelf
Reviewed in Canada on January 7, 2014
I can''t speak to story quality as I have yet to read it, but I feel I have to write about how well put together this edition is. Simply put, this book is GORGEOUS, inside and out. The slipcase is sturdy and the slipcase art isn''t eye-catching compared to others, but once...See more
I can''t speak to story quality as I have yet to read it, but I feel I have to write about how well put together this edition is. Simply put, this book is GORGEOUS, inside and out. The slipcase is sturdy and the slipcase art isn''t eye-catching compared to others, but once you pull the book out, it is breathtaking. IDW has truly gone above and beyond in making this book, and I only hope there is a forthcoming second volume that contains the recently adapted stories: The Score, the Slayground. The book''s cover is leather-like, akin to the Absolute Sandman editions and has debossed, silver lettering along the spine which really makes it pop. The paper quality is thick, and has a matte finish, and not glossy like most books, absolutely phenomenal. By flipping through the book you get the sense that this was the way these stories were meant to be read. If you are familiar with Darwyn Cooke''s artwork, then you are in for a real treat. For the uninitiated, pull up a seat, dim the lights and grab a stiff drink; Let Darwyn''s Parker take you away.
I can''t speak to story quality as I have yet to read it, but I feel I have to write about how well put together this edition is. Simply put, this book is GORGEOUS, inside and out. The slipcase is sturdy and the slipcase art isn''t eye-catching compared to others, but once you pull the book out, it is breathtaking. IDW has truly gone above and beyond in making this book, and I only hope there is a forthcoming second volume that contains the recently adapted stories: The Score, the Slayground.

The book''s cover is leather-like, akin to the Absolute Sandman editions and has debossed, silver lettering along the spine which really makes it pop. The paper quality is thick, and has a matte finish, and not glossy like most books, absolutely phenomenal. By flipping through the book you get the sense that this was the way these stories were meant to be read. If you are familiar with Darwyn Cooke''s artwork, then you are in for a real treat. For the uninitiated, pull up a seat, dim the lights and grab a stiff drink; Let Darwyn''s Parker take you away.
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Reviewed in Italy on March 10, 2013
Uno dei volumi più belli che vi capiterà di sfogliare. Vincitore di un premio Eisner per la cura editoriale. Cooke è un grande sotto tutti i punti di vista...compratelo prima che diventi un pezzo da collezione ;)
Uno dei volumi più belli che vi capiterà di sfogliare. Vincitore di un premio Eisner per la cura editoriale. Cooke è un grande sotto tutti i punti di vista...compratelo prima che diventi un pezzo da collezione ;)
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Starwatcher
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Superb edition !
Reviewed in Canada on June 12, 2013
This edition of the remarquable work of Darwyn Cooke because of the size (surely close to the original drawing) give all the perception of the great talent of the artist. A must for each fan of Mr. Cooke !
This edition of the remarquable work of Darwyn Cooke because of the size (surely close to the original drawing) give all the perception of the great talent of the artist. A must for each fan of Mr. Cooke !
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