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Review: Robyn Hood: Outlaw #1

Robyn Hood: Outlaw #1

When it comes to “friends,” everyone’s definition is different. People tend to think of friends as people they have known since childhood. Some people regard family members as friends just based on shared experiences and general likeability. In this age of social media the definition has become blurred as the connections we make on sites like Facebook and Instagram can be misconstrued as vehicles for empty adoration.

The measure of true kinship, is what you would do for one another. The bonds I made in the military have lasted this long not only because of shared experiences but the implicit trust we have in each other from our training. It is even more difficult, to have each other’s back, when it comes at your own detriment. In the first issue of Robyn Hood Outlaw our titular hero finds out what happens when helping a friend makes you public enemy number one.

We find Robyn Locksley returning home to New York City in her cozy manor situated in Manhattan, when she notices a broken door. Who she finds is her friend, Gengrich, the NYPD Commissioner who walked into an ambush, one that leaves her close to dead and the rest of the NYPD looking at Robyn as the main suspect for her death? Soon a fugitive hunt ensues, which leads to every police officer looking for Robyn ad a bloody firefight between her and the police.

Overall, an action-packed debut issue which mashes on the gas and leaves the reader almost breathless. The story by Howard Mackie is fun, tense, and densely written. The art by Babisu Kourtis and Juan M. Rodriguez is beautiful and vivid. Altogether, a story that feels like a cinematic action thriller, one that will keep readers coming back.

Story: Howard Mackie Art: Babisu Kourtis Color: Juan M. Rodriguez
Story: 10 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.7 Recommendation: Buy

Advance Review: Robyn Hood: Outlaw #1

Robyn Hood: Outlaw #1

When it comes to “friends,” everyone’s definition is different. People tend to think of friends as people they have known since childhood. Some people regard family members as friends just based on shared experiences and general likeability. In this age of social media the definition has become blurred as the connections we make on sites like Facebook and Instagram can be misconstrued as vehicles for empty adoration.

The measure of true kinship, is what you would do for one another. The bonds I made in the military have lasted this long not only because of shared experiences but the implicit trust we have in each other from our training. It is even more difficult, to have each other’s back, when it comes at your own detriment. In the first issue of Robyn Hood Outlaw our titular hero finds out what happens when helping a friend makes you public enemy number one.

We find Robyn Locksley returning home to New York City in her cozy manor situated in Manhattan, when she notices a broken door. Who she finds is her friend, Gengrich, the NYPD Commissioner who walked into an ambush, one that leaves her close to dead and the rest of the NYPD looking at Robyn as the main suspect for her death? Soon a fugitive hunt ensues, which leads to every police officer looking for Robyn ad a bloody firefight between her and the police.

Overall, an action-packed debut issue which mashes on the gas and leaves the reader almost breathless. The story by Howard Mackie is fun, tense, and densely written. The art by Babisu Kourtis and Juan M. Rodriguez is beautiful and vivid. Altogether, a story that feels like a cinematic action thriller, one that will keep readers coming back.

Story: Howard Mackie Art: Babisu Kourtis Color: Juan M. Rodriguez
Story: 10 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.7 Recommendation: Buy

Upper Deck releases Marvel Premier on Halloween!

Upper Deck is raising the bar in terms of what collectors can expect from a pack of Marvel trading cards. Today Upper Deck releases the most premium comic trading card release of all-time with Marvel Premier. These exclusive packs are only for the most serious comic fans as each pack has a suggested retail price of $200.

Each pack of Marvel Premier contains five total cards, each one of them packing a punch! First fans will receive two premium base cards on a super-thick card stock from the 50-card base set numbered to only 99 copies. Next, they will receive a one-of-one sketch card from a top Marvel artist. The fourth card is an industry first where collectors will find either a dual, triple or quadruple multi-panel hinged sketch card.

The fifth card will be either a “Classic Corners” card, a Shadowbox card or an “Emotion” booklet card by Jason Adams and NAR! The “Classic Corners” cards pay homage to many of the famous Marvel Comics cover corners with a manufactured patch card. The Shadowbox cards use a patent pending layered technology on a super-thick card to create a three dimensional appearance of famous Marvel battles. And, the “Emotion” booklet cards have never been seen before in the entertainment industry. The cover will feature original art from Jason Adams, and once opened, the collector will find an emotion written on one side, and a corresponding Marvel character drawn by NAR! on the other. For example the “Anger” card features The Incredible Hulk.

Upper Deck’s 2012 Marvel Premier really is about the artists and the company has employed some of the best in the industry including Cruddie Torrain, Mike Mayhew, Lak Lim, Jose Jaro, Adriana Melo, Babisu Kourtis and NAR! With never before seen artwork from these great artists, passionate Marvel fans are in store for a real treat when they see the new imagery of their favorite Marvel characters.

Check out some of the cards below as well as a check list of the release!