Tuesday, March 09, 2010


Another of the cool things about my job is having friends like Jimmy Palmiotti, writer-editor-inker-artist and all-around cool guy. So last year, right after The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #39 came out, Jimmy called me.

"Darwyn wants to do an Overstreet cover for you," he said. I did not ask "Darwyn who?"

Not a phone call an editor is likely to forget, right?

Known for his fluid art style and highly respected storytelling skills, Darwyn Cooke won an Eisner Award for Best Limited Series and a Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Cartoonist for his work on DC: The New Frontier.

In 2009, he won further acclaim (and a very impressive amount of mainstream media coverage) for his graphic novel adaptation of the classic Donald Westlake – Richard Stark novel The Hunter, featuring the character Parker. The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and Entertainment Weekly were just a few of the outlets to recognize his efforts.

If you haven't checked out The Hunter and you like crime comics, what the heck are you waiting for? If you haven't read DC: The New Frontier, and you like Silver Age comics, likewise, get with it!

In the meantime, make sure you order either this or Mark Chiarello's great Batman cover on The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #40, due out this July and in PREVIEWS right now.

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