Cooke portrays the dangerous world in which these characters exist as oddly alluring but at the same time, they're clearly living depressing lives. Parker is ultimately a survivor, someone who chases after what he needs rather than what he wants. Parker is incredibly impressive and intimidating, but he's also a pitiable figure. While this piece of crime fiction is fascinating, with its clever twists and examination of the tricks of the criminal's trade, the reason it's such a captivating read is that it's such a thorough, well-crafted character study of a broken but strong man. Read Full Review
Usually, I would be rooting for the Batman to bring a character like Parker to justice, but Cooke's artwork and his interpretation of Donald Westlake's hard boiled prose make a persuasive argument. Factor in IDW's handsome physical design for the book, and The Hunter becomes an essential addition to any collection. Read Full Review
Delighting in Parker's quest for revenge is the ultimate guilty pleasure. You know full well that Parker is as much a villain as the gangsters he's hunting down, and yet you can't help but root for him to succeed because part of you would love to be just like him, taking command of your life in a way that only he can. This is one graphic novel that needs to be on your bookshelf. Not to be missed! Read Full Review
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