Darwyn Cooke’s acclaimed Parker series from IDW continues to expand with the classic Slayground, announced today.
Slayground will be the fourth Parker adaptation in the best-selling and award-winning series.
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 novels by Richard Stark, Parker is a calculating master criminal with a very rigid code.
Just last night, Cooke received the award Best Adaptation From Another Medium at the Eisner Awards for Parker: The Score. The critical hit was Cooke’s third volume in the Parker series. His other adaptations, The Hunter and The Outfit, were both Eisner award winners as well.