Richard Stark’s Parker, Vol. 4: Slayground – Darwyn Cooke
I really hated the character in the first two books, warmed up to him in the third adaptation, and didn’t mind him at all in this fourth one.
Set in late 60’s wintry Buffalo, N.Y., Parker and his crew crash their getaway car as they make their escape after a heist. He’s the only survivor and thinking to lie low, he makes his way into a closed for the season theme park. Two crooked cops observe all this and inform a local mob boss who thinks he has found an easy score. But Parker is no fool and engages in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
I enjoyed this story, and as always, Darwyn Cooke’s two tone artwork suits the era and material nicely.