Writer: Joe Brusha

Artist: Rodrigo Xavier

Colorist: Juan Manuel Rodriguez

what’s it about?

Robyn has taken on all types of evil, from sleazy and seemingly untouchable billionaires to monsterworshipping cults and crazed psychopaths, though one thing remains a constant: She has always come out on top. But when she becomes the target of a mysterious hunter out for blood and Robyn’s head, all the luck and skill in the world might not be enough to stop her from becoming a trophy for this demented predator!

The Good

This is my first time reading a Robyn Hood book and I was impressed to say the least. Rodrigo Xavier’s art is so fluid and works beautifully with Juan Manuel Rodriguez’s colors. Joe Brusha’s writing is executed splendidly, even if you’re like me and just joining in on the fun. Zenescope has been publishing Robyn Hood comics for close to a decade as part of their Grimm Fairy Tales universe, and I’m a little ashamed to say, I’d never heard of her. This book does a great job delving into Robyn’s powers and abilities, as well as establishing her character. I will definitely need to explore this series further.

The Bad

Brusha’s writing is great, but never quite gives us a sense of drama or tension. I never quite feel that the issue’s villain, the Viper, is ever much of a threat, although that’s probably done willfully as the real tension in the book seems to be an internal conflict with Robyn learning to control and channel her own abilities. I genuinely enjoyed this book all the way through, from its writing to its art and colors.

SCORE: 9.0

About the Author: Tom Tormey

Tom Tormey

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