Cover art for Darwyn Cooke’s The Score

Wow.

Darwyn Cooke’s The Score coming sooner than expected, plus Larry Correia’s Monster Hunter Alpha

I was not expecting this until late in the year. Surprise!

Darwyn Cooke’s third full-length Parker adaptation, The Score, arrives in May. The above promo poster (I don’t know if they’re actually making a printed promo poster or if it’s only an Internet poster) was just released.

And that’s all the news I have […]

Review: Darwyn Cooke’s Parker–The Martini Edition

People are cynical about repackagings, and they should be. How many cuts of Blade Runner are there now? I think there’s a box set to collect them all. And I will fully acknowledge that when I first heard about this project, the song that popped into my head was “Paint a Vulgar Picture” […]

Darwyn Cooke talks to MTV Geek, breaks some news

MTV Geek interviews Darwyn Cooke about Parker. Ordinarily, this is the sort of thing I’d just throw out over Twitter, but there’s some news here. The big news is that the “original Parker story” supposedly included in the upcoming deluxe Martini edition won’t in fact be an original. Instead, it’s a short adaptation […]

2010: The year in Westlake

Note: New content will be light to non-existent for the next week or two, as I travel to celebrate a belated Christmas and an on-time New Year with my family back home.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this (very) hurriedly-written summary of 2010.

I hope that your holidays have been and will […]

Review: Richard Stark’s Parker: Book Two–The Outfit by Darwyn Cooke (II)

(Note: The timing on the release of Darwyn Cooke’s The Outfit was not good for me. Due to life, I did not have as much time as I needed to do a proper reading and write-up, but I wanted to get a review out before The Outfit hit the street. So I cranked […]

Essential Darwyn Cooke interview on The Outfit (and other things)

When Darwyn Cooke’s adaptation of The Hunter was released, the Comics Reporter landed the must-read interview with Darwyn Cooke on the subject. For The Outfit, that honor falls to Comics Alliance and this terrific interview by Tucker Coe Stone.

Some things mentioned:

If you’ve been following this project, you […]

Today’s the day! Darwyn Cooke’s The Outfit now available

The wait is over for Darwyn Cooke’s adaptation of The Outfit, which hits stores today in the US (it’s been out for a week in the UK). So hurry on down to your local comic shop and pick up a copy.

My review is here.

Friend of the site Louis XIV of Existential […]

Review: Richard Stark’s Parker: Book Two–The Outfit by Darwyn Cooke

Update: This review is a first draft. The current version is here.

The sheer brutality of The Hunter was unsustainable for a series, and Richard Stark didn’t attempt it. Rather, he took the character and universe of The Hunter and used them for more complex tales of amorality. This isn’t to say that […]

A few things I’ve neglected to tell you about

I’ve had a very hectic time since Independence Day, and as a consequence, dropped the ball on a few items of importance. Here’s my makeup post.

To Twitter followers of the site–sorry about the avalanche of posts in the past 24 hours or so. The main purpose of the Twitter account is to […]