Our pal Seth Hahne, of GoodOKBad fame, came up with this 31 Days of Comics challenge, one of those things where each day of the month you're given a different category that you then make a choice of a comic to fill that category. We did it last year and I figured it would be a fun bit to do again, so here we are! Click here to see each of the categories so far!
We continue with Day 3, which is a Great Adaptation or Remake of Another Work.
Read on for my pick and then you can share yours!
Last year, my pick was Eric Shanower and Skottie Young's Oz adaptations.
This year, I'm going with Darwyn Cooke's adaptations of Donald Westlake (as Richard Stark)'s Parker novels. To choose a specific one, I'm going with the one I felt was the best, the second one, The Outfit (which adapted two Parker books, The Man With the Getaway Face and The Outfit).
The concept of the book is that Parker is being hunted by the criminal outfit known as, well, The Outfit. He decides to turn the tables and hunt THEM instead.
What I loved about this particular Parker graphic novel is that Cooke really got creative with the way he depicted everything in the book.
For instance, check out the introduction of the head of the Outfit...
Cooke then uses different styles to depict different criminal operations of the Outfit and how Parker rips them off.
Check them out...
Cooke really used the comic medium to great effect.
What's YOUR pick?