Comic Review: Robyn Hood #1

Screen Shot 2014-08-02 at 11.14.40 PMRobyn Hood #1

Writer: Pat Shand

Artist: Larry Watts

Colors: Slamet Mujiono

Letters: Jim Campbell

Editor: Pat Shand

Publisher by: Zenescope

“One Year Ago, Robyn Locksley was brought to the Myst, a realm of swords and sorcery, to save the city of Nottingham from a great evil. Lives were lost and hearts were broken, but the war is finally over. Joined by Marian Quin-a witch who has, up to now, only known the ways of the Myst-Robyn returns home to New York, ready to begin a new chapter in her life….”

That my friends gives you a idea of what is to come in the new ongoing series from Zenescope.

In what I can call a mix of Robin Hood, Arrow and Buffy, Zenescope brings that mix of adventure to this new ongoing series. Robyn along with Marian Quin come back to earth to escape the past of the Myst to open a Private Detective agency. Specializing in both the normal and the weird and of course weird shows up first.  Written by Pat Shand this tale of witches being harvested for their souls by a priest is a delightful read. Though heavy in small parts of inner dialogue at times the book does have the feel of a crime novel. But the inner dialogue does help to feel in what the readers may have missed in the stand alone books that came before. So you can really not get to bother by it. Once again Zenescope has delivered a strong heroin to it long line of books. If you can say one thing about Zenescope they do NOT make their woman weak.  Marian has lost most of her powers and is making the best of being normal, well as normal as a witch can be. Robyn waste no time in getting answers as she head to a local water hole to talk to some of the local mystic low lives.Screen Shot 2014-08-03 at 12.12.10 AM

Artist Larry Watts does a fine job of helping tell the story through his art. I love the use of panels within panels and mixing them up from odd shapes to circles. I do love his style and pace. There a some small little blips here but overall you will like it. He does a fine job of showing conveying emotion needed without dialogue.

I wonder with all the strong female leads in Zenescope’s long list of titles are more woman artist and writer drawn to work for this company?

Overall Zenescope should have another gem in the company treasure box with Robyn Hood. If you enjoy Buffy and the mystical ways of that world you should be getting this book.

In the end I give Roybn Hood #1 4.2 pops out of 5.

Remember comics are to be enjoyed. Not destroyed.