Robyn Hood #5

As the rebellion rages on through the city of Bree, everything is on the line for Robyn. Trapped in the fairy tale realm of Myst for over a year, she has become the voice of the revolution and a hero to the people. Everything is on the line as Robyn faces off against the wicked King John and his champion, Guy of Gisbourne, in a battle to the death. Zenescope’s epic miniseries comes to a shocking end in this oversized finale, “Robyn Hood’s Death.” 48 pages, Written By Pat Shand, Artwork by Larry Watts

Robyn’s really gotten herself in deep this time. Here we are at the end of the series and she’s gone and bungled the whole plan.  Now, she’s looking down the wrong end of about a dozen arrows with no real hope in sight.  Or, at least that’s what she’d like you to think.  Robyn’s got her work cut out for her if she wants to be able to get back home in one piece.  At this point in time, revenge is the only thing that’s keeping her going.  She doesn’t really care about herself or anyone around her, as long as she’s able to deliver the payback that’s due. Everyone else is collateral.  Initially, Robyn was meant to be a force for good, but she’s been consumed and corrupted by her drive for retribution.  However, can she really find peace after all is said and done or will she be lost to a dark and bloody path?  The answers to these questions and more can be found in the final chapter of this amazing series.

Pat Shand has crafted quite the tale here. There’s so much in this issue alone to like that it’s really hard to focus on one thing in particular.  I thoroughly enjoyed watching Robyn’s character grow and seeing parts of who she was before the incident comes out here and there.  Yes, she’s motivated by hate, but a part of her also knows that her time in Bree is making a difference for the people there.  She’s become a symbol and a savior to her birth-realm and a force of wrathful vengeance in her adopted one.  Another thing that I really liked about this issue is something that, again, I can’t really elaborate upon as it may give away something in the plot.  All I can say is that it has to do with how Robyn deals with the aftermath of her trip back home.

Now comes the part where I discuss what I didn’t like about this issue.  Too bad you’re not getting that from me this time around either.  Pat Shand has done an amazing job turning Robyn into one sexy, bad ass girl.  This has easily become one of my new favorite series from Zenescope and there’s no doubt why it shouldn’t be.  Why did it have to end so soon and just when I was getting to know her?  Such is life I suppose, but I would be surprised if Robyn didn’t make a return appearance sooner rather than later.

She’s stolen the lives of the rich and given hope and a future to the poor people of Bree.  Robyn has truly lived up to her namesake, albeit a bit more violently and brought prosperity to a land that only knew sorrow and hardship.  True, it was all to fulfill her petty sense of justice, but she was able to do something good in spite of all of that.  I loved every bit of this series and it’s just too bad that it has to come to an end.  In any case though, you should definitely grab this issue.  It’s more awesome story telling by Pat and comes with a great ending to boot.  Definitely not one to miss.  For more info on where to pick up this issue, visit the Zenescope website or the Zenescope Facebook page.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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