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 […]

Guest slot: Richard Stark, Harry Bennett, Parker book covers, and The Seventh

Today’s guest piece is by Nick Jones, AKA Louis XIV, who blogs about books (and sometimes comics) at Existential Ennui. You may be (should be!) familiar with him, because I’ve frequently linked both his book reviews and the great covers he digs up as he obsessively collects Stark and Westlake titles. In fact, I’ve […]

The Outfit finally available on DVD!

Watch out for The Outfit!

Yes, folks, after all these years, The Outfit is finally available on DVD! And it comes (as I suggested in my soon-to-be-modified review of the film) as a manufacture-on-demand disc.

Not a lot of detail at the Warner Archives catalog listing, but it does claim the film is […]

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 […]

Page for The Outfit movie rewritten

After a second viewing, I have completely rewritten my thoughts on The Outfit.

The Outfit, large-print edition

Here’s a nifty new cover I just added, from a 1988 large-print edition of The Outfit. It’s now in the cover gallery. I’ve also somewhat revised my remarks on the book and I hope to revisit the film this week as well.

I’ve still got a ton of cool covers on my hard […]

Cover art and preview: Darwyn Cooke’s The Outfit

I posted an ad that featured this cover art earlier. Here is the standalone cover.

I mentioned this on Twitter, but it deserves more attention: a six-page preview for The Outfit (drawn from The Man With the Getaway Face portion) is available here. (Thanks to […]