Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Robyn Hood #1 Advanced Review
By Andy Frisk
October 2, 2012 - 21:49
Writer(s): Pat Shand
Penciller(s): Dan Glasl
Colourist(s): Tom Mullin and Jason Embury
Letterer(s): Jim Campbell
Much hyped, and deservedly so, Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Robyn Hood #1 (of 5), is another solid release from a publisher that defines the axiom "don't judge a book by its cover." For years, I've pretty much shied away from Zenescope Entertainment's books because I always (and mistakenly) considered them to be not much more than T and A affairs. Now I can't get enough of their titles. Yes, Robyn Hood has some pretty risque variant covers, and the standard cover is yet another shot of a super-well endowed young blonde female who is scantily clad, but the story inside belies anything (once again) that I expected. Smart, taunt as Robyn's bowstring, and full of powerful characterization and intent, Robyn Hood might just become my favorite Zenescope title yet.
Dan Glasl's (FAME: Lady Gaga) pencils bring Robyn to brilliant life. He effortlessly switches scenes, realms, and costume periods throughout the issue. His sense of panel layout, anatomy, and fight choreography are top notch. Most importantly, he knows how to draw a female in an attractive way that doesn't rely upon massive amounts of naked skin or skin tight outfits.
Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Robyn Hood, if the series' first issue is a representative of what's to come, just might end up being Zenescope Entertainment's next record sales setting book.
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