Earlier in the month, Zenescope and Pat Shand introduced us to Grimm Fairy Tales Steampunk, a new twist on classic fairy tales and legends. One of those characters was Robin Hood re-imagined as a woman. This is the series that introduced her to the world. This Robyn Hood lives in New York City where she meets Marian Quin who has magic powers by way of a mystic named Avella. Robyn, Marian, Avella and their friends brace for a final battle with the Cabal, an evil syndicate that uses magic to possess people. Robyn leads her team into a street fight against Red Death and the Cabal which has consequences for Marian.
Once again Pat Shand does incredible work taking a classic fairy tale, modernizing it and still making it as exciting as the classic it came from. There are character names inspired by Greek mythology like Hades and Athena and he even gives a nod to another Grimm character, Rumpelstiltskin. The magic element adds to the plot, giving it something extra rather than the standard good vs. evil. Roberta Ingranata’s art combined with Slamet Mujiono’s bold colors bring the story to life and make the characters jump off the page. They always seem to look ready for the next fight.
Robyn Hood is an entertaining story and this issue is a great build up to next issue’s finale. The ending of this issue sells the finale which is an exciting thing. The best part of this and the Steampunk series is the characters are beautiful but tough women who are not afraid to get dirty and get the job done. It’s a testament to how far comics have come where female characters are in the spotlight just as much as the male characters these days. Be sure to check out this issue and stay tuned for the upcoming finale.
Robyn Hood #19
Writer: Pat Shand
Artwork: Roberta Ingranata
Colors: Slamet Mujiono
Letters: Jim Campbell
Editor: Pat Shand
Enjoyed this title and want more of the same? Check out the previous volumes of Robyn Hood.