Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Robyn Hood: Wanted Vol 2 by Patrick Shand
I have really enjoyed the Grimm Fairy Tale graphic novels. Some are hit and miss, but others like their take on Sleepy Hollow are pretty good. When I saw this one on NetGalley I had to give it a read. Now I am sorry I didn't read Vol 1 first.
This has an interesting twist to it. Of course the obvious twist is that Robin is actually Robyn, but the world of Sherwood Forest is another dimension. Robyn gets pulled into this other realm to save the people there. There is a bit of magic and almost supernatural themes in this book.
I liked this one. The artwork was pretty good, and the story really held my attention. Still I wish there was more to the plot, and I also wish I would have read the first volume. There were things referenced that I missed since I hadn't read it. The characters in this and the way the author brought his own twist to the classic tale of Robin Hood made this worth the read. I will have to try to find Vol 1 so I can fill in the holes, and if there is a vol 3 I will make sure to get a hold of that as well.
It seems for this one I don't have a lot to say, but I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good twist on classic tales. The graphic novel was put together well. I would give this 3 out of 5 stars. I wish the story was just a little bit better in some spots which would have made this a 4 star review.