RICHARD STARK'S PARKER: SLAYGROUND HC
(W/A) Darwyn Cooke
Darwyn Cooke's masterful and multi award-winning series of PARKER graphic novels continues with Slayground! Parker, whose getaway car crashes after a heist, manages to elude capture with his loot by breaking into an amusement park that is closed for the winter. But his presence does not go unnoticed-a pair of cops observed the job and its aftermath. But rather than pursue their suspect... they decide to go into business for themselves, with the help of some "business associates." From then on it's a game of cat and mouse, one played out through closed rides of the abandoned carnival... a game that slowly starts to favor the mouse.
Once again, master illustrator, Darwyn Cooke invites you to spend the holidays with blue collar criminal, Parker as he attempts to outwit the local fuzz and their not so friendly associates after a heist goes wrong! I am constantly amazed by not only the quality of these books, but by the frequency at which Cooke produces them; a feat not to be taken lightly. The pictures flow like an elegant tango, the words and art melding together to create a an atmosphere of tension that hangs over you until the final page. This is a perfect holiday gift for even the grinchiest of grinches on your shopping list!!