More Darwyn Cooke’s Parker at WonderCon

I know what you're thinking, because it's what we're all thinking: "I want more of that Parker stuff from Darwyn Cooke."  It's fine.  We all want it, but you've got to wait.  Art takes time, and even a guy as good as Cooke has to make sure that he has enough time to produce the work, so you'll all just have to wait until the entire book is done, so–

Wait, what?

Oh, it turns out that lucky WonderCon attendees will be able, for the tidy sum of $2, purchase one of a limited quantity of The Man With the Getaway Face: A Prelude to the Outfit, from IDW Publishing.  It's a big ol' 8"x12" book, and of course, the man himself will be there (he's got a party to attend after all) to sign your copy, should you be so lucky.

Also, I'd like to add that if my beloved partners, who will be at this show, while I'm doing baby duty, don't pick me up a copy, this whole thing here? Done!

Oh yeah, the rest of you will be able to buy it in better comic shops in July.

PRESS RELEASE:

Darwyn Cooke’s Second Parker Novel Previewed at WonderCon
Prelude to The Outfit offers bargain-price, oversized first look
Available in comic stores in July

San Diego, CA (March 26, 2010) – IDW Publishing and award-winning creator Darwyn Cooke are pleased to announce an exclusive prelude to The Outfit, the second of Richard Stark’s Parker novels that Cooke is adapting. Cooke’s initial Parker release, The Hunter, has been a critical and popular success, appearing on over 50 “best of the year” lists as well as the New York Times best-seller list.

Titled The Man With the Getaway Face: A Prelude to the Outfit, a limited number of copies will debut next week in San Francisco at WonderCon, one of the country’s leading comics and pop culture conventions. This 8”x12” preview book offers one entire chapter of The Outfit and will be included in the finished graphic novel, coming in October. Available for the bargain price of $2.00, the prelude will offer fans a beautiful introduction to The Outfit. Cooke, a special guest of WonderCon, will be on hand to sign copies at the IDW booth #519. WonderCon will be held April 2nd through the 4th at the Moscone Center.

“The Man with the Getaway Face special is a fun and inexpensive way for new readers to check out Richard Stark's famous master criminal,” commented Cooke. “It's our hope that this oversized, underpriced kidney punch will pull them in to the violent world of Parker.”

In addition to debuting at WonderCon, the preview will be available in comic stores everywhere in July at the same low price and large size. Retailers should check the IDW section of the Diamond May Previews catalogue for details.

“We wanted to do something to make this preview special, something to make Darwyn’s incredible work really pop off the shelves,” said IDW Special Projects Editor, Scott Dunbier. “And at this size and price point, I think we’ve succeeded!”

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Comments

  1. Suddenly VERY glad I made the decision to hit Wondercon this year…

  2. Oh man, if anyone at Wondercon wants to grab one of those for me, I will be your best friend forever. I’m salivating already.

  3. @LukeBunny

    I’ll grab a extra if possible.

  4. Wish I was at WonderCon….Can’t wait for the book though!

  5. Ooooooo! It’s so pretty but California is so far away!

    Stupid California.

  6. I’m liking that teaser, it’s go me thinking: since The Hunter was shaded blue/green will The Outfit be shaded yellow/orange? That’d be amazing.

  7. Thank you x Infinity!!!

    Whew! I don’t have to ebay for this. I’ll make sure to preorder my copy. At this price, i might buy a handful and give ’em away.

  8. Sweet Christmas! I’ll definitely pick up a copy. Maybe more if they let me.

  9. Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Guys?

    Guys.

    I’m on my knees here.  

  10. Wasn’t interested in going until I saw this… and remembered the Tiki tour.

  11. If Ron or Conor don’t get you one I’ll snag you one Paul 😉

  12. I NEED THIS.

  13. Damn!  That’s awesome.  Those two books by Stark are crazy awesome.  I can’t wait for the next HC to hit the streets.

  14. awesome! this will be my first wondercon, 2nd comic converntion ever. im so excited (not the 8+ hour drive though)

  15. @Nawida – That would be AWESOME. I’ll make it up to you somehow!

  16. Oh man, I’m jealous.

  17. Would love to get my hands on one of these but Montreal to San Fran a long way to go to get one!Did get Darwyn to sign my copy of The Hunter at the show in Montreal last year.Darwyn and his wife were very friendly and so easy to talk to.

  18. I was hoping that The Man With The Getaway Face wouldn’t get skipped as I previously heard. I hope it ends up in the beginning of The Outfit as well.

  19. So, there should be enough of these for someone who isn’t going to be there in the first few hours right?

  20. For everyone who is worried about either not getting one, or not being at WonderCon and not getting one, from the article:

    In addition to debuting at WonderCon, the preview will be available in comic stores everywhere in July at the same low price and large size. Retailers should check the IDW section of the Diamond May Previews catalogue for details.

  21. @conor

    You and your logic. 

  22. Hell Yes!!!! I got to get this!