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"Robyn Hood: The Curse #1" Comic Review

Written by James Ferguson

Published by Zenescope Entertainment

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Written by Chuck Dixon
Illustrated by Julius Abrera
Colored by Robby Bevard
2018, 32 Pages, $3.99
Comic released on January 17th, 2018

Review:

After escaping from a crazy super-max prison, Robyn Hood has returned to New York. Her homecoming is cut short after she gets a call from her friend Marian Quin on the other side of the country. She needs Robyn's help because after dabbling with some dark magic, Marian has unleashed a powerful and evil force into the world. This one hits close to home, as it has infected Sam.

There is a moment in Robyn Hood: The Curse that is sure to make you cringe. I didn't know what it was at first, but the image was definitely unsettling. It wasn't until the next page where the pieces are put together and you realize what you saw. It's such a disturbing look that sets the stage for the kind of dark arts we're dealing with in this book. If this is what's included in the first issue, where else will this series take us?

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The supernatural elements creep in to Robyn Hood: The Curse. It starts out like a normal day for the title character as she leaps across rooftops chasing some criminals armed with her bow and arrow. That changes when one of them is shot and turns into a pile of worms. Robyn handles this well, showing she's prepared for whatever the world throws at her.

The dark evil that's summoned to our world is not directly shown, adding to the mystery. We see some tentacles in silhouette, but that's it. It's enough to pique my interests and keep me coming back for more. Artist Julius Abrera uses this selective reveal well. We also see the aftermath as Sam is lurching down a hallway covered in blood. You can connect the dots as to what happened.

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Colorist Robby Bevard sets the tone for each scene. We go from the city lights of a New York evening to the bright sun of California to the harsh fluorescent buzz of a hospital. Those scenes with the silhouettes are almost entirely in darkness, showing just the outline of the monster and nothing else.

Robyn Hood: The Curse strikes a nice balance between vigilantism and supernatural terror. Our hero will need more than a bow and arrow to combat this threat, especially if she wants to save Sam. I'm very interested to see what kind of monsters are in store for us as the comic continues. Robyn probably doesn't feel the same way.

Grades:

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Art: Fourstars
Overall: Fourstars

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James has a 2nd grade reading level and, as a result, only reads books with pictures. Horror is his 5th favorite genre right after romantic comedy and just before silent films. No one knows why he's here, but he won't leave.
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