IDW Press Release: Darwyn Cooke’s The Hunter goes back to the Presses. Check inside for more details.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IDW to Reprint Darwyn Cooke’s The Hunter
Sold out after two weeks
Second printing available in September
San Diego, CA (August 10, 2009) – After just two weeks on the market, Darwyn Cooke‘s exceedingly popular graphic adaptation The Hunter has sold out from the distributor. IDW
is pleased to announce that the second printing will be in stores in
September, and encourages fans to check with their local retailers now
for availability of any remaining copies from the first printing.
With two consecutive weeks on The New York Times best seller list, The Hunter has earned high praise for Cooke‘s compelling interpretation of Parker and has been critically lauded nation-wide by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and Entertainment Weekly.
is a truly amazing book and one that IDW is very proud of," said
Special Projects Editor, Scott Dunbier. "Even though we aggressively
overprinted the initial run, the book’s popularity is exceeding even
our high hopes and we are thrilled to be on our second printing
already. We encourage stores to place their reorders quickly to meet
the continued demand for this great book."
Darwyn Cooke, the Eisner-Award-winning writer and artist of such classics as DC: The New Frontier, Selina’s Big Score, and The Spirit, brings to life one of the true classics of crime fiction: Richard Stark‘s Parker. Stark was a pseudonym used by the revered and multi-award-winning author, Donald Westlake.
"I’m thrilled with the response The Hunter has been getting," said Cooke.
"The critics and fans have been extremely kind. That, along with the
lightning speed in which it sold out, makes me one happy guy."
The Hunter, the first book in the Parker
series, is the story of a man who hits New York head-on like a shotgun
blast to the chest. Betrayed by the woman he loved and double-crossed
by his partner in crime, Parker makes his way cross-country with only
the thought of revenge burning in his mind.
"To anyone who
hasn’t yet picked up a copy, call your local store-they might still
have some copies, and if not, they can order one for you!" added
Darwyn Cooke’s The Hunter is now available in stores.
Diamond re-order code MAY090880
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