Darwyn Cooke pulled off the perfect crime last year with The Hunter, his graphic-novel adaptation of the 1962 novel of the same name by the late, great Donald E. Westlake (an author who, just like his heist men, decided it was best to use an alias and wrote under the name Richard Stark). The Hunter earned Cooke an Eisner Award and a Harvey for best cartoonist, and, this week, the Nova Scotia artist becomes a true repeat offender as IDW Publishing delivers Cooke's second hardcover Westlake adaptation, The Outfit, which follows the bloodied path of Parker, a career criminal with a penitentiary stare and brass-knuckles heart.
--Geoff Boucher -- Hero Complex/Los Angeles Times
After he evens the score with those who betrayed him and recovers the money he was cheated out of from the syndicate, Parker is riding high, living in swank hotels and enjoying the finer things in life again. Until, that is, he's fingered by a squealer who rats him out to The Outfit for the price they put on his head... and they find out too late that if you push Parker, it better be all the way into the grave!