Robyn Hood: Wanted #1 Review

Robyn Hood:
Wanted #1 Review
By: Jay
There are four
realms connected to Earth, one of which is Myst. Robyn Locksley is from Myst,
but was raised on Earth. After being brutally attacked by Cal King, she is
transported to Myst where she began to discover who she really is. Her journey
led her to liberate the land of Bree from the tyranny of King John. When
her mission was complete she returned to Earth she took her vengeance leaving Robyn

The land of Bree is now known as Nottingham, where a ruthless Sheriff rules and the
Merry Men once again plan to rebel. On Earth while heading home Robyn has a
vision of Cal King. She seeks out answers from her father, who once again
betrays her.
Pat Shand is back
with the next installment of Robyn Locksley’s adventures. Overall this is a
great start to the next chapter in Zenescope’s modern take on the classic Robyn
 legend.  Shand does a
masterful job at using Robyn’s internal monologue/narration to catch the ever
elusive new reader up to the story without making it feel repetitive for those
of us who have been reading all along. While some writers make internal
dialogue feel like just a device telling you information to get you from point
A to point B, Shand takes that monologue and uses it to put you in the story.
By placing you in the story Shand lets you live out childhood fantasies of
being in Sherwood Forrest and taking on the Sheriff of Nottingham. By reading Robyn
you don’t just read another comic, you are undertaking an adventure. You
become Robyn Hood.
I was introduced
to Zenescope Comics through the last Robyn Hood miniseries.
Since then I have picked up previous books and have been following current
titles. For me Shand has become the Joss Whedon or Geoff Johns of Zenescope. If
I see his name on a book I am picking it up. I do that because he weaves these
tales that balance character development and action so you are never lacking
excitement or intrigue. He keeps you tied to the story by engaging both the
intellectual and creative sides of your brain simultaneously. 
Larry Watts, who
did some of the art for the original miniseries, is back on art for this
one. Watts’ art compliments the story by walking
that line between a realistic style and a classic fairy tale style. I’m not
sure if this is Watts’
regular style, or if he uses this style to give us that feel like we are
walking the line over two worlds along with Robyn. He achieves this by making
the people and the images in the background less detailed. He then adds details
to the characters and objects in the foreground creating a more realistic
That is what I
think about this issue. Let us know what you think in the comments and follow
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