Darwyn Cooke Returns to Parker For IDW With Slayground


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.