Some of My Friends Read Comics 180 – Parker: Slayground by Darwyn Cooke + The Korvac Saga #9 (Avengers #175)

We’re getting a little burned out on superheroes, so to change things up we’re reading an adaptation of a crime novel written by a prolific novelist under one of his many pseudonyms.

That’s right, it can only be Richard Stark’s Parker: Slayground by Darwyn Cooke! Cooke adapted 4 of these stories and we’re reading the final one where our protagonist uses an abandoned amusement park setting to elude some evil mobsters.

Then we continue The Korvac Saga with Avengers #175 in which nobody is really sure what to do!


Next Time: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Some of My Friends Read Comics 029 – DC: The New Frontier


Darwyn Cooke, one of our favorite comic book creators, passed away last week at the age of 53.

To honor him, we decided to cover his magnum opus, DC: The New Frontier, which takes a look at the Dawn of DC’s new superheroes and the birth of the Justice League in the 1950’s.

It’s an oversized 6-issue miniseries completely written and drawn by Cooke himself and it’s an absolute must-read for fans of the genre, young and old.