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Robyn Hood: Outlaw

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Robyn Hood returns to her NYC apartment only to run into an ambush. On the run from the NYC cops again, she falls in with Tatter and joins the Underground. There she joins in a heist that had been in the planning stages for months. The question is, who wants her dead, and can she save her poisoned friend? Then comes the cliffhanger ending! A very nice, twisty read!
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I received a copy of Robyn Hood: Outlaw through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Robyn Hood: Outlaw continues the adventure of Robyn, and along with it you'll find tons of action and drama. After all, Robyn seems to have a talent for getting herself into the worst predicaments possible.

After everything that has happened, Robyn feels the need to put more effort than ever into finding something normal for her life to fit into. Unfortunately, the rest of the universe doesn't seem to be feeling the same way about that.

After all, Robyn is not the sort of person to look the other way, especially not after somebody she cares deeply about is attacked. That means that, once again, Robyn is on the job, coming up against all new antagonists and threats.

It should be worth noting that while this is not the first in the series, readers can easily jump in at this point. Though they will likely miss out on details and backstory (for obvious reasons).

Robyn Hood: Outlaw was an interesting read, one that gave a female lead strong control over her own series. She's basically a female version of the Green Arrow, and that means she kicks some serious butt.

As I mentioned above, this series can be read as a standalone. It's what I did, though perhaps I would have enjoyed it even more if I had read her previous adventure. I can't speak to that. I can tell you all about how action-packed this volume is though.

I loved how gritty this story felt, especially in regards to everything that Robyn kept coming up against. It had a real sense of risk, as well as giving us a chance to see just how determined she is to save the day. There's something to appreciate about that.
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Thank you to the Publisher and Netgalley for letting me read and review an early copy of Robyn Hood: Outlaw. I enjoyed this comic. I liked the art style and coloring.
Robyn Hood was one tough girl who is very good with a bow and arrow. I enjoyed how this was a beginning and end adventure.
I don't know if I'd recommend reading this as a standalone, it does reference things that have happened in the not too distant past. It also doesn't really introduce Robyn as a character with any backstory, the reader is supposed to be already familiar with her.
Our story does wrap-up in the end, kind of. There is some tease for what is going to be happening with Robyn next. At times, it did have that cheesy comic book hero dialogue to it. It didn't bother me, but at times it could feel a little forced.
Robyn Hood: Outlaw is a fun comic. I'd recommend being a little familiar with her story before reading this because you do feel dropped in the middle of an ongoing thing.

BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL 3.2/5
Her Aim is Sure and True
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I had a wonderful time reading this graphic novel. It certainly put some new twists to this character, but that wasn’t a bad thing. They had to find out who dared hurt a close friend of theirs, and why they did it. This quest took them to some really weird places. As this story came to a close it looked like the search for the one behind this dastardly deed had only just begun. If you are a looking for something different to read then you might want to check this graphic novel out.
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Robyn Locksley has never had it easy. As she was born in the realm of Myst, but was raised on earth where she was subject to death, humiliation, and sexual assault. While, in the middle of coping with these issues she was called back to her birth land of Myst where she became a selfless hero and bandit known as Robyn Hood. Since then she has gone on many quests and adventures, has faced countless creatures and humans, and as collateral damage has saved the world a few times. Upon returning from one of these quests Robyn finds her apartment ransacked, her friend Police Commissioner Gengrich poisoned and nearly dead, and the police are hot on her trail as she has just become an outlaw for the very first time. 

Summary: 

For a girl who has had a tough life already, but has save the world many times over, Robyn Locksley just can’t seem to avoid attracting trouble.  Her latest troubles have come in the form of an unknown enemy who poisoned her friend Police Commissioner Gengrich with the intent to kill and frame Robyn for it. As part of the set-up two dirty cops “caught” Robyn in the act forcing her to flee as several other police follow her as a means to apprehend her.  While she is running Robyn saves a smartass magical girl named Tatter who introduces her to the Underground. The Underground is a place in New York City where criminals live and lay low away from the police. Before Robyn can gain access to the Underground she is subjected to two tests. The first is she must defeat the gatekeeper of The Underground a Golem named Ethan and the second is she must rescue a captured member of The Underground named Watts. Once these tests are completed Gynt, the man who assigned her these tests, begins to explain the mission is a gold stealing job and participating in it will help cure Gengrich. But before Robyn can join the team she is forced to meet with the other team members: Goldrush, Matter, and Synapse/Molly to make sure she is compatible with them. While talking with Molly, Watts interrupts her and invites her for a drink. Several hours later Robyn wakes up in a hole with water slowly rising up. As Robyn begins to prepare her escape , she soon realizes that either Goldrush, Matter, Synapse, Golem, Watts, Gynt, or Tatter want her dead.  

Despite this threat Robyn chooses to continue to join them to carry out the mission. She finds out they are not after gold but rather the magic of a creature/ entity known as the Spriggan. The Spriggan, well aware of the true nature of the mission, separates Robyn, Tatter and Golem from each other. Eventually Robyn is led to the Spriggan who provides her with several answers to the situation in exchange for helping him defend himself from Matter, Synapse, and Watts. After a long battle that leaves a few casualties Robyn is victorious, has a cure for her friend, and gives it to her without knowing who is behind all these events. 


Significance: 

It is clear that Robyn has gotten herself out of the frying pan and straight into the fire.  Robyn has not caught her attempted framer or cleared her name. Rather, she has eliminated a few people who tried to kill her, gained allies in the form of The Spriggan and Golem, saved Gengrich, and has access to The Underground. With all of this it is clear that Robyn is far from done in attempting to clear her name and get revenge on the people who have done this to her. And with that in mind this story serves as a prequel arc to the plot as Robyn begins to carry that out in the new arc as she goes from being an Outlaw to a Vigilante.
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Very different from my normal reads which made me super excited to try something out. It falls in line with superhero /Vigilant style .  The story is very much what you expect with awesome characters, locations and well written.
It is entering story that fans of Robin Hood will love to get their hands on and hopeful other looking for something new and different  to read.

Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of Robyn Hood: Outlaw
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ARC Copy...Decent, although it was hard to pin down any reference to the original robin hood mythos although Robyn Hood herself being a gender flip of the outlaw.
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Robyn Hood: Outlaw is my first foray into the Robyn Hood character from Zenescope. Sassy and butt-kicking, Robyn is my favorite kind of heroine. The story is action-packed and keeps your attention and Robyn is a character you want to revisit. When one of Robyn's only friends is near death and the blame is laid at Robyn's door, nothing will keep her from finding the truth and the cure. Fast-paced with beautiful colors and nice art, the story is pleasing to the mind and the eye. My voluntary, unbiased review is based upon a review copy from Netgalley.
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Robyn Hood certainly earns his breakout character status. She's certainly expanded herself beyond her fairy tale inspired origins. Nowadays she's more like a street level superhero, complete with people who have powers in this story. It's a semi-usual story that involves characters like her. Framed for attempted murder, a political conspiracy, all with a hint of magic. Robyn hides out in an underground society to help her poisoned friend. Along the way she meets some quirky characters with unique abilities. This isn't the merry men though, some of them have secrets. Even the conspirators are just pawns for an even bigger enemy, likely Robyn's version of Merlyn (Green Arrow Villain).

The action and movement really keep the reader hooked. Nine-panel grid are certainly becoming more common but this series reminds readers why it's so good. As an intro, this definitely makes readers want to stick around for more. Overall it's a 4.5.
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I have to recognize that 'superhero' comic books are not my cup of tea. All those vigilante types or creatures with superpowers from this or another planet didn't call my attention when I was younger, even if I read some "Ironman" or "The Fantastic Four" (lent by a schoolmate). I was more into novels, and a little bit into manga and European comic books like "Asterix". Nowadays I don't read many comic books either, but I am interested in them and I am always open to try something new.

And here we come to "Robyn Hood: Outlaw" of which the first that called my attention was it cover. It looks cool, I thought. Well, I started reading it. Ah, nice, I thought, even if not particularly original: we are thrown into the story when our heroine comes home and discovers her friend almost dead in her apartment. It's a trap! Robyn Hood has to run away from the police and clear her name. And save her friend, now in the hospital. And mix with some maybe shady types. Etc., etc. Haven't we seen this before?

Yes, we have, but curiously or not, I found "Robyn Hood: Outlaw" a very well done work, with interesting characters, nice pace, and a well done plot that, even if not particularly original, never becomes boring and uninteresting. Also the art work is top notch, and it brings the story nicely to life. From the first page we are thrown into the story, and the reader will discover that accompanying our protagonist is lots of fun, with new plot development after new plot development that brings the comic to many different places in a brisk place. This could be one of its downsides, actually, because sometimes we jump from a place to another, or from a new character to another new one in too few pages, all too brusque, without given us time to settle down or digest what we are reading.

Minor quibbles, though. "Robyn Hood: Outlaw" is a very entertaining, well done, nicely depicted comic book. I will be waiting for more adventures (or find previous ones) of Robyn Hood.
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I read the ARC provided to me by Netgalley.

I'm not an avid comic book reader, but I do enjoy the occasional superhero adventure and I'm not hard to please. I love comic books with lead female superheroes, and that's why I picked up this one. It felt like something I would enjoy, and I did, but I also felt it fell short in a few ways.

The story was intriguing, and there were things that I hadn't encountered before, like Tatter's powers. However, the rest of the team felt like an alternate universe version of some of Marvel's characters. 

I liked the main character enough to want to read on and see how it would end. But the narrative lacked rhythm and some challenges Robyn encountered felt so rushed that even though I understood their intended purpose, I felt they didn't succeed it. I think that this story deserved more pages, so as to give the reader more time to get to know the characters and better understand the dynamics of the group, feel Robyn's frustration for the new situations got into and get a better feeling of the life underground. Maybe then, the plot twists would have had more impact.

The art was very nice.

Overall, it was a decent effort and I would like to see what happens next.
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This looked like a cheapo female Green Arrow, but turned out to be a bit more.  Coming to this title entirely fresh, I don't know but that it does too much to change her character, for this story arc quickly introduces magic into her world, where it doesn't seem to have been the focus before now, and quickly takes Robyn to a place she certainly didn't expect to belong, or even know about.  So while there are flaws with this – a very jumpy narrative that never seems to conclude any of the many threats it presents, a slightly uneven spread of wordy pages and silent splash pages that don't have the impact to deserve that status, a lot of derivative side characters that just HAVE to bicker, and a heroine who is ridiculously untouchable in combat – this isn't too bad.  It seems to be a good jumping on for any other books Robyn features in, too.  Perhaps three and a half stars, if I'm feeling generous.
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If you look sassy female main characters that tend to be independent, mysterious pasts, and incredible combat skills; Robyn Hood: Outlaw is for you. This graphic novel features a main character that is just that. She comes home to find someone she trusts severely injured and it appears someone is very set on trying to kill her. Now she must move quickly to find the cure for her friend as well as get to the bottom of who and why someone is trying to kill her.

In a way, this reminds me of Black Canary and Green Arrow. I feel like if they had kids, Robyn would be it
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A spinoff series from the same people that created Grimm's Fairy Tales, Robyn Hood is a modern day interpretation of the character as told in that storytelling universe. The plot is somewhat formulaic, but for a action-focused motif, it serves it source material well. The original series's fan service does dig its steely fingers into the narrative in this graphic novel,  but does not succumb to the sheer T&A of GFA as a whole. You don't have to read the source material to understand what is going on, but it doesn't hurt to at least be aware of some of the callbacks.
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Robyn Hood: Outlaw is a 6 comic series featuring the dark hero.  The graphical content was well done, and the story was intriguing.  There is much to the back story and future that this doesn't show us but makes us seek to want to find the additional books in this series.
It's an interesting story that sets up the character as a good but not fully good vigilante.  
Check it out if looking for a new hero or heroin to follow.
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Unbale to review because the comic book is not downladable. There are problems with downloading this but I will be happy to review the book if the file is replaced.
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