Episode #22 – Spotlight: Darwyn Cooke

Darwyn Cooke is an Eisner and Harvey award winning comic creator. Probably best known for his seminal 2006 love letter to the DC’s silver age The New Frontier, his resume as both a writer and an artist consists also of memorable tales on a who’s who of classic characters in the industry such as Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, Jonah Hex, The Spirit, and an enduring stint on Catwoman where he introduced a brand new look for the infamous cat-burglar that has now become a classic look for the character. His graphic novel adaptations of novelist Richard Stark’s illustrious Parker series easily stand out as a shining example of the evolution of storytelling within the medium of comics. It is with great joy that the panel takes a look back at the illustrious career of Darwyn Cooke.

Credits

Panel:
Zack Slater
Frank Melman (on Twitter)
Tommy Smithereens (on Twitter)

Produced/Edited by Clifton (on Twitter)

Engineered by Mike BlueLion209

Music: Arpy – Dan Henig  
Support by RFM – NCM: https://bit.ly/2xGHypM

Episode Notes

The Private Eye by Darwyn Cooke in DC Comics Talent Showcase #19 (1985)

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This story and more information on Darwyn can be found at The Darwyn Cooke Appreciation Society

DC: The New Frontier Cover Gallery

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Interior Page from DC: The New Frontier #1

Opening Title Sequence for Batman Beyond – which included work by Darwyn Cooke

“Batman Beyond” – Darwyn Cooke’s Batman 75th Anniversary Short

First page of World’s Window from Solo #5

Darwyn Cooke’s Marvel Catalog

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Interior Page from X-Force #124

A write-up on Darwyn Cooke’s talk at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, which we were fortunate enough and thrilled to be able to attend… even in a blizzard.

Interview – Darwyn Muses on the future potential of Digital Comics

REVENGEANCE! – A Darwyn Cooke creator-owned, comic book mini-series that was announced from Image Comics, but was sadly never able to be completed.

Go to Image Comics’ site to find out more info on what was planned for this project.

Trailer for Bad Times at the El Royale – which Zack suggests watching as it is very much in the spirit of Darwyn’s work


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