Robyn Hood Ongoing #7 Review

Robyn Hood Ongoing #7

Written by Pat Shand

Art by Roberta Ingranata

Colors by Slamet Mujiono

Letters by Jim Campbell

Edited by Pat Shand

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Good Day Poppers,

J.W. Coughlan here once again, this time with organised ramblings. A review, of what you ask? Well if you don’t know, you have obviously skipped ahead you little gaffer!

gaf·fer

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noun

1. the chief electrician in a motion-picture or television production unit.

2. (informal) an old man.

Any how, here we go Robyn Hood 7.

Now I know people like to make mention of the scantily clad ladies in most Zenescope comics, and although Robyn does show it off, I will defend this with two words. Stephen Amell. He also mirrors Robin Hood every week as Arrow. He shows off his stuff almost every episode, and he looks good, a little too good. So, let’s just allow the world two sexy green archers. One man, one woman, one real, one drawn.

Now that the disclaimer fineprinty stuff is done here we go!

It was really sweet!!! Now, I find a lot of the time Zenescope has a great use of frames, or panels, whatever you wanna call them. In this book they did not disappoint. I was wowed by the frame work during the flashback scenes at the beginning of the issue.

I LOVE how her bow works. I won’t say anymore, there was one scene that blew me away and I want to leave a surprise for those of you who don’t know. But I can honestly tell you, in a time where bow and arrows rule many-a-fandom this one sure holds up.

Now Robyn is one character who shouldn’t be trifled with. She is tough in body and mind, which is really what a good story needs. Great character work on this project, including some really cool hero dynamics, like the playing of good cop bad cop, by herself.

Robyn and Marian are cool names, and a cool twist on Robin Hood and Maid Marian.

It does end on a cliffhanger, which I love, throwing in monsters, creepy cult priest dudes, you get the picture, dark awesomeness.

I love the cute date Marian goes on, but the best part was saved for last. There is a sequence where Robyn slowly pulls out her bow. Now, the art, the scene and the frame work give this last scene a truly cinematic feel. It was wicked.

A big shout out to Pat Shand on this one, Robyn Hood is truly a great comic from Zenescope and I hope Pat, as well as everyone else working on the comic keep up the hard work.

Until next time

J.W. Coughlan

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The Trailer Park: Run All Night Official Trailer #1

Hey Poppers

Well oh Well it looks like Liam Neeson is once again protecting someone in his family. This time around it looks like he is or was working for the mob and he must protect is son from being killed from the same mob he worked for.

Dam Liam I think it is time you try and find yourself some sort of comedy or something a bit more light hearted. Everyone is going to think of you as nothing else as a old timey action star.

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Movie Monday: MERV

Hey Poppers

Today’s short film is “MERV” a short film for Little Dragon Pictures from 2013.

It’s the story of a lonely man in the wasteland world. Merv spends his day as most of us would. Hunting for food and water. His normal day is changed when a signal appears on his radio. The unexpected signal heralds the coming of a stranger.

The story of Merv is a simple but yet entertaining short film. No high end special effects. The only effect in the film is the dirty brown look that the filmmaker gives us.  The only real color in the short is the flower that Merv brings to life. There is not dialogue in the film expect for the yelling Merv does to scare of the stranger.  In the end Merv has to decide either of accept the stranger or carry on his isolated life.

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Grimm Tales of Terror #8

Story : Joe Brusha, Ralph Tedesco, Steve Yockey

Writer : Steve Yockey

Artwork: Eleonora Carlini

Colors: Rosario Constanzo

Letters: Micah Myers

Edit: Nicole Glade

Production & Design: Christopher Cote, Joi Dariel

GTT#8 is a single issue story centred around the tale of a lonely guy who picks up a scantily clad young hitchhiker, who at first is sweet, innocent and thankful for the ride, though as the journey progresses…….

Actually, make that two tales of lonely guys and hitchhiker, one book ending the other.

I’ll be honest from the start, I didn’t dislike this comic but at the same time, I didn’t find it all that great either. The artwork by Carlini is pretty good. It’s not unique or standout, but it does its job perfectly well. Same goes for the colouring and letter work, although the white text on black background used for one character wasn’t too clear on the digital copy I used for the review. The problem for me was the story. This could really have been a short, maybe 12 page, mini story but was instead stretched out across 22 pages with some of those containing what I felt to be just filler panels to help pad it out. All the filler content managed to do was leave me bored waiting for something to happen.

As my first foray into these self contained, single issue, stories of the Grimm Tales of Terror series, I’m unfortunately left unimpressed. I’m sure that other issues in this run have been or will be better, but I’m sorry to say that this one has left me un-eager to find out.

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20th TV, New Regency Television Take On ‘Enormous’ Comic Book Adaptation

This sounds very interesting. I have not heard of the book but I may have to check it out.

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EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Fox Television and New Regency Television are teaming with Prime Universe Films to develop an event series based on the action/horror comic book Enormous from publisher 215 Ink. Andrew Poltkin of New Regency TV and Prime Universe’s Adrian Askarieh will serve as executive producers for the series. The search is on for a showrunner.

Set in the near future, the comic book series finds the world suffering a planetary resource crisis when a vast ecological cataclysm spawns The Enormous, massive beasts unlike anything ever witnessed. Displaced from atop the food chain, humankind struggles to stave off extinction, and a shattered society scrambles for refuge in the wake of the monstrous rampage. Ellen Grace, a former school teacher who lost everything in the uprising, leads a search and rescue team into the ruins of the city in hopes of locating children orphaned by the cataclysm. But not all…

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