Topic: Comic Books - New
TODAY'S FEATURE IS BLOG #3834 - This TPB (trade paperback) contains issues #1 - 5 of the comic book series titled 'Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Robyn Hood'.
I had already read a couple of the individual comic books, but not the whole limited series. This TPB started right off catching my attention with a nice cover, as seen at the top right of this blog post!
So before I begin 'My Take' on this TPB, what's this storyline about?
Here's the pitch: "In the land of Myst, a tryant rules the city of Bree with an iron fist, leaving its citizens living in fear and terror. But all hope is not lost as a young orphan girl from another world discovers her destiny and becomes the legend she was meant to be. The creators of Grimm Fairy Tales, Wonderland, and Neverland bring you the next great hero in the Grimm Universe!"
Okay, the above might seem just a little bit 'corny'. But from what I had already so far in the individual issues, it wasn't.
Neither is this collected volume one. The storyline by Pat Shand is well written! I actually enjoyed reading the five comic books collected into this TPB.
And yes... I was okay with Robyn Hood being a female instead of a male Robin Hood. This was a nicely written twist. The bouncing between dimensions is a little strange, but I got over that quickly. There is a bit more violence in the fifth chapter (issue). Some persons reading this may not like it as much due to the volence.
The artwork wasn't entirely over the top. Yes there was some additional violent scenes, but this is not a kid's publication to read. The artwork flowed with the storyline, and both worked well together. And yes, there is some sexy outfits in this series... But this is a Zenescope Entertainment comic book, which does feature sexy outfits for the most part.
The coloring was done by different people, but it too worked fine with the artwork and the storyline.
The only thing that I didn't like about this Volume One, is that there will be a Volume Two, as the last page of the 5th issue says 'End', but the storyline shows that this story will be continued...
Oh, and there is a special section at the end of the TPB, which features the variant covers that Zenescope used when publishing the five issues. I'm not a fan of variant covers for the most part, but for this review blog, I'm only reviewing the TPB.
Other than that, I've got to give this TPB a Near Mint Minus (NM-) 9.2 out of a possible 10.0 comic book grading scale. The storyline and art was a 'total package' in reading for me.
Here is the Facebook Fan Page for Zenescope Entertainment. That way you can check out what else this company has in store for future publications.
If your Local Comic Book Shop doesn't have this TBP in stock, feel free to check out this online source to purchase from: Grimm Fairy Tales: Robyn Hood (Grimm Fairy Tales Presents)!
That's it for 'My Take' on this TPB!
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