You know, we release a lot of spectacular content on the iPhone and iPad devicesâ€¦and Iâ€™m very proud to be able to help bring all of it to you in this new Digital Age that is just beginningâ€¦but every now and again there is a book that I love so much, I just have to write about it for a minute.
â€œParker: The Hunterâ€ is a very special book to me. Â I have always loved hardboiled crime novels, and I have always loved the work of Darwyn Cooke â€” so when it was first announced that this series was going to be released in printâ€¦I was elated to say the least. I couldnâ€™t wait to get my hands on it, and the day it hit comic shops, I was there. Â I plunked down my $25 for the hardcover, and that book is sitting on a shelf right now in my office. Â I actually took the book with me to the hospital and read it while waiting to go back for my second child to be bornâ€¦.thatâ€™s where I read it for the first time. Â Itâ€™s an odd kind of book to be reading at that particular moment in your life, and I certainly hope my son makes better life choices that the lead character in the storyâ€¦but I canâ€™t wait for him to be old enough for me to share this book with him.
This book is an absolute masterwork â€” and shows how truly powerful the comic book medium can be.
Itâ€™s also a book that I think makes the PERFECT case for DIGITAL AND PRINT instead of DIGITAL VS. PRINT. Â Hereâ€™s why â€”
IDW is a publisher that is truly committed to making the highest quality comic books available. Â â€œThe Hunterâ€ defines this. Â The book is printed exquisitely, with every possible attention to detail ironed out. Â From the paper color and texture, to the design of the hardcover itself â€” the BOOK feels like it belongs on a shelf with any other prose hard cover you may own.
For some, though, you might want to try it out first. Â Well, if you own an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad â€” we can help with that, because IDW has released this title digitally for the price of $1.99 per chapterâ€¦so you can get the entire story for $8.
I implore you to give this book a try â€” I think youâ€™ll love itâ€¦and if you DO buy it and like it digitally, I think you owe it to yourself to run down to your local comic shop and take a look at the hard cover print edition of this book. Â I think when you see the quality of the print material, youâ€™ll be hard pressed NOT to lay down the cold hard cash to add it to your bookshelf.