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Review – Robyn Hood: Outlaw #1 (Zenescope Entertainment)

Robyn Hood: Outlaw #1 (Zenescope Entertainment) cover D (detail) by Riveiro
Robyn Hood: Outlaw #1
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6.8/10
  • Writing - 7/10
    7/10
  • Art - 6.5/10
    6.5/10
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Summary

Writers: Dave Franchini and Howard Mackie
Artist: Babisu Kourtis
Colorist: Juan Manuel Rodriguez
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Maturity Rating: Mature
Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment
Release Date: February 13, 2019

Robyn is back in New York and looking to just lie low. Unfortunately, crime doesn’t rest. After a close friend is attacked, Robyn must take it upon herself to get to the bottom of this, which puts her up against her greatest adversary yet. Don’t miss this fast-paced new series, Robyn Hood: Outlaw.

You Don’t Know Who You Are Screwing With In Robyn Hood: Outlaw #1

Robyn Hood: Outlaw #1 tells the story of a Robyn Locksley. She is back in New York and looking to have her normal life back. Unfortunately, this won’t be the case when she finds herself entangled in a new mystery having her face her biggest adversary yet.

Writing

Robyn Hood: Outlaw #1 (Zenescope Entertainment) cover A by Sean Chen
Robyn Hood: Outlaw #1 (Zenescope Entertainment) cover A by Sean Chen

With Robyn Hood: Outlaw #1, the feelings run high right from the beginning. I have never read a Roybn Hood book from Zenescope. They are infamous for recreating cult classics with female characters who are half naked. I get it. So, I wasn’t putting a high enough bar when I started to read Robyn Hood: Outlaw #1. Boy, was I wrong. 

The writing style may have been a bit campy with each panel, but it kept my interest and was quite intriguing. It pulled the same weight as Arrow and the main sarcastic character, Oliver Queen. Kudos to Howard Mackie.

I was also impressed with the fighting style that was implemented within the story. It was not boring and even with me not reading any of the other Robyn Hood series I was already upset about her losing a character she seemed to know. As the comic continues, Roybn gets deeper in a muddy situation though it was almost like I was reading a TV episode.

Art

In Robyn Hood: Outlaw #1, the art style was very similar to other Zenescope series. The character expressed detail and emotion. In my own opinion, there was some anatomy that was a bit off. Yet, within Robyn Hood: Outlaw #1, there is a lot of line work and feathering within the panels. This is usually not typical for interiors. 

Babisu Kourtis has worked with Zenescope in many other series such as Belle: Beast Hunter, Paradise Court, Grimm Fairy Tales, and also other Robyn Hood. 

The art is thoughtful and complimentary to the hero of this series, which in return highlighted those she was up against to be villainous. 

Juan Manuel Rodriguez helped with the colors in this series. To be honest, they weren’t my favorite. The interiors seemed flat and dull. This could be what the series strives for and, in that case, I understand. Otherwise, the comics I usually gravitate towards will have a bit more life and depth to them. 

Overall

I was definitely impressed with Robyn Hood: Outlaw #1. The story arc, linework, and flow were put together in a complementary way.  I can’t stress enough that it had TV episode feel to it, which actually wasn’t a bad thing for a newcomer. Even with the hardships of our main hero, I know she will avenge her friend within the series soon. 

Robyn Hood: Outlaw #1 would actually be a series I could see myself tapping into often just to see how Robyn is doing along the way. At this moment, we do not know who is trying to set her up and this would be something I would like to have answered. 

If you enjoy Arrow and want to see a female play Oliver Queen then I would recommend this series. 


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