Zenescope Entertainment Announces Robyn Hood Comic Book Series
Zenescope Entertainment has announced its newest Grimm Fairy Tales comic book spinoff entitled Robyn Hood. The five issue mini-series is being released in September and can be pre-ordered in July’s Diamond Previews. Eric Basaldua, Greg Horn and Stjepan Sejic provide art for the cover of the first issue and is written by Pat Shand. The character has a twist from the classic one we’re familiar with, this one’s female.
The story begins in the city of Bree within the Grimm Fairy Tales realm of Myst. There, a tyrant rules with an iron fist and the city’s people are desperate for a savior. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Robyn is “the new kid” at an upper class high school and she quickly learns just how out of place she feels in this world. But when Robyn is summoned to the realm of Myst, she will learn that an entirely new life awaits her and the fate of a mythical city rests solely in her hands if she chooses to accept it.
From the press release, “Robyn Hood is the story I’ve been waiting to tell. We’re taking this girl, who pretty much has everything good in her life taken from her, and we watch as she evolves into a hero.” states series writer Pat Shand. “Like Katniss Everdeen, Robyn is a strong female character that realizes what her destiny is but approaches it on her own terms.”
Zenescope Entertainment has seen significant success with new titles that have launched this year, which include Alice in Wonderland and The Jungle Book, both of which have a solid following (based on the hits to this site for them). I expect no less from this series.