Thursday, March 20, 2014

New Frontier in one softcover volume next February!


February 10th of 2015 will see the release of DC: The New Frontier! Written and illustrated by Darwyn, the all-in-one volume will be 480 pages, standard trade paperback dimensions collects the entire epic DC: THE NEW FRONTIER in a single trade paperback, along with sketch and background material from the absolute edition.

You probably know the story already, but just in case: In the 1950s, Cold War paranoia has resulted in the mystery men of the Golden Age being outlaws. Stalwarts such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman continued to fight for truth and justice, but as the world hurtles toward an uncertain future, it would take a new breed of hero to define the American Way. DC: THE NEW FRONTIER takes readers on an epic journey from the end of the Golden Age of heroes to the beginnings of the legendary Justice League of America.

Collects DC: THE NEW FRONTIER #1-6, JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE NEW FRONTIER SPECIAL #1 and material from ABSOLUTE DC: THE NEW FRONTIER.

Contact your local bookseller, comic shop or on-line retailer to order!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Stan Sakai fund-raiser auction is on now!

Darwyn has donated a Green Lantern piece for the STAN & SHARON SAKAI BENEFIT AUCTION currently running on ebay here.

Done in Pen/Ink on bristol paper and about 10 1/2 X 14 inches in size, Green Lantern is shown flying through space, probably on his way to save the galaxy when he's supposed to be meeting Carol Ferris for dinner!

The auction is organized by CAPS (Comic Art Professional Society) to help aid USAGI YOJIMBO creator Stan Sakai and his wonderful wife Sharon with increasing medical bills due to Sharon's present debilitating illness. There are donations by many of the industry's top artists, companies, and fans alike. With over 400 pieces to be auctioned, they will be listing 30-40 pieces of original art, signed prints and books, and limited edition statues every week.

100% of the proceeds of the auctions go directly to Stan & Sharon Sakai.

As a major part of the auctions, they will be selling many pieces of Usagi Yojimbo tribute art by fans and professionals alike. Much of this art will be published in July by Dark Horse in the book THE SAKAI PROJECT: ARTISTS CELEBRATE THIRTY YEARS OF USAGI YOJIMBO. Because of their love for Stan & Sharon, the list of professionals who contributed to this project is unbelievably impressive! Don't miss a chance to own great Usagi artwork by your favourite artists! Order a copy today from your local comic book shop. The order code for THE SAKAI PROJECT is "MAR140071".

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Parker Illustrated Novels debuts this May with "The Hunter"



From IDW's press release:

In 1962, Donald E. Westlake, writing under the pseudonym Richard Stark, created what would become one of the most important and enduring crime fiction series' ever produced-PARKER. Westlake wrote more than 20 Parker novels, many are considered classics of the genre, and a number of which have transitioned to the big screen. Most notable of these is Point Blank, directed by John Boorman and starring Lee Marvin, released in 1967. Westlake received many accolades during his distinguished career, including being named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writer's of America, that prestigious organization's highest honour. 

A signed and numbered edition of this book will be available at a later date.

Darwyn Cooke has adapted four Parker books as graphic novels so far, including the recently released Slayground. The first three, The Hunter, The Outfit, and The Score have all won Eisner and Harvey Awards. He will be providing all-new color illustrations for The Hunter, the first in a series of hardcover prose novels released in chronological order and featuring Cooke's art.

The Hunter, the first book in the Parker series, is the story of a man who hits New York head-on like a shotgun blast to the chest. Betrayed by the woman he loves and double-crossed by his partner in crime, Parker makes his way cross-country with only one thought burning in his mind-to coldly exact his revenge and reclaim what was taken from him!

For ordering from your local comic book store, they might need the item code: FEB140359.
Priced at $24.99 US, it's estimated to be released on May 14, 2014 and is a 160 page full-colour hardcover.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Slayground hits the streets this week!

The new Parker adaptation, Slayground, based on the book of the same name by Richard Stark, arrives in stores and on-line outlets this week!

To give you a bit more of a taste, Comics Alliance has the first dozen pages or so:

Right here!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Slayground preview

 Check out the gallery at the bottom of this article on the Donald Westlake blog for a sneak peek at the forthcoming Slayground graphic novel by Darwyn Cooke, edited by Scott Dunbier.

Richard Stark's Slayground adapted by Darwyn is scheduled for release on Wednesday, Dec. 11th at your local bookstore, comic shop or on-line bookseller! Very much looking forward to this!



And for those of you near Kansas City, Darwyn will be attending Planet Comicon, Kansas City's largest comic book and pop culture convention, to be held at the Kansas City Convention Center - Bartle Hall Friday to Sunday, March 14-16th, 2014.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary to Marsha & Darwyn!

Our super-heroes!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

new this week: The Fox #1 cover


out this week wherever comic books are sold is the first issue of Archie Comics / Red Circle Comics' new action-adventure series, The Fox! Here's the solicitation info:


FOX #1 "RUNNING WITH THE FOXES" cover by Darwyn Cooke

NEW RED CIRCLE SERIES! From the world of the New Crusaders, comes the FANTASTIC debut of the high-flying FOX! Emmy Award winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO's Bored to Death) and Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Thrillbent) bring the legendary, pulp-style hero The Fox to life in "Freak Magnet, Part One: The True Face of MyFace"! When photojournalist Paul Patton, Jr. donned a super hero costume, he thought it would be a quick way to make some news-now the strange and unusual just can't help but be drawn to the freak-magnetism of the fabulous fighting FOX! While working on a puff-piece at the Red Circle Gazette, an evil truth about social media mogul Lucy Fur is discovered, bringing Paul face-to-face with a criminal kingpin! Get in on the ground floor with the hottest new fall series featuring art and story from the biggest names in comics today!

There are also covers by Fiona Staples as well as Dean Haspiel.