Robyn Hood #1

Robyn Hood #1

Writer: Patrick Shand Artist: Dan Glasl Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment Release Date: October 3, 2012 Critic Reviews: 7
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  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Oct 4, 2012

    Overall, Robyn Hood #1 is a fun comic reinventing the legend. With a fun story, good writing, and a cool main character, not much can go wrong. I'm disappointed it'll only be five issues, I could have seen this going long term. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 3, 2012

    Going into this book it was a bit nerve racking. When you’ve talked to a creator about a series before its release it can be scary when the book arrives. No matter how cool someone is if the book is bad, it’s bad and no one wants to tell that to someone else. This book though, was very good which made it more enjoyable for me having talked to the writer. I don’t care which cover you pick and either should you; just make sure you grab this issue because it is very different and enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Oct 3, 2012

    Now, don't get me wrong. I can admire the cover art for what it is. It is beautifully done, depicting beautiful women, but it kind of comes across as needy, as though Zenescope needs to over sex their characters for attention. News flash, guys, your stories are great, and some of us are tired of over-sexed females on comics! Perhaps I should I save that argument for another day. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Aug 18, 2014

    Finally the internal artwork is enjoyable and well above average. There are a few gradient backgrounds but New York has a genuine and physical feeling to it that makes up for that. At the same time the action scenes are excellently paneled, nothing super innovative to be sure but very good usage of compartmentalized sequential art to convey the events. You get a real sense of how powerful and deadly Robyn hood is and she never feels overly sexualized, though she does twist to some very weird angles and is put in a pretty tight cocktail dress at the start but I'm willing to let that slide. All and all this was a very good first issue and there's enough here to make Robyn Hood feel like more than just ANOTHER urban fantasy with hot chicks comic, I recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekality - Patrick Halpin Oct 9, 2012

    The art was good, it reminded me of Tyler Krikham's work on one of his good days. All in all I found this to be one of the better offerings that I've read from Zenescope. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Jimmy Oct 8, 2012

    The more I think about how this issue dealt with the implied rape of the main character, the more I am bothered by it, and I wish it just hadn't happened, because I liked everything else about this story. The writing was witty and clever, the art was polished and nuanced, but I can't help but feel that a publisher that often comes under fire for the perceived injustices to women on the cover of their comics ought to be a bit more sensitive to how they actually treat the women in their stories. From the Major Spoilers interviews that have been done with Zenescope editorial staff they really seem like genuinely nice comics creators, but the use of rape as shorthand in a comic story always bugs me. Without that, this probably would have been a four to a four and a half star issue, but with it all I can give Robyn Hood #1 is three out of five stars. I liked it enough to give issue #2 a try, but it's going to be on thin ice in terms of how it treats the women in the comic. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Oct 4, 2012

    Also like Sword of Sorcery #0, this debut issue features a scene in which a teenage girl is menaced with a gang rape. The scene in the DC comic didn't strike me as particularly bothersome; it was fleeting, and perhaps it didn't stand out as much since the threat was against a minor supporting character. Here, it's the title character that fights against the potential violation and desperately steels herself for it. It's unsettling, and I don't know that it's necessary. While the overall tone of the story is conventional and familiar, the ugliness of the scene stood out - but in an unfortunate way. I was jarred out of the story, and while rape ultimately isn't portrayed, the extreme violence inflicted on the heroine was too over the top and not terribly believable. No amount of influence would protect the offender from prosecution or outrage. Read Full Review

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