Robyn Hood: Voodoo Dawn
Zenescope’s comic series ‘Robyn Hood’ is in full swing with this new installment, one-shot Voodoo Dawn. I am new to this series. I wanted to go back to the beginning to see what is really up with Robyn. These graphic novels bring Robyn’s New York to life. This issue features her friend and support - Mystere helping her fight zombies.
Written by: Joe Brusha
Art by: Alessandro Uezu
Colors by: Juan Manual Rodriguez
Letters by: Taylor Esposito
Release Date: May 2021
Voodoo Dawn features zombies loose about the city, and Robyn is on the case. This action-packed issue had 30 pages of content along with 3 mini alternate cover designs and some beautiful covers from other series.
As with all in the ‘Grimm Fairy Tales’ series, the art is on point. Each page is filled with colors and even textures that compel you forward. This hero just pops off the page. The entire art team killed it, including Rodriquez, with the way he colors the page.
Spoilers for Robyn Hood comic Voodoo Dawn Ahead!
We first open to the birth of zombies sent for a Hand of Glory. I was glad to see friends meet here as Mystere reminds Robyn of her priorities. The only thing that got me here was when Mystere supposedly cured the zombies and “When they wake they will be themselves again.” So, like - dead? I don’t really understand what could account for them going back to normal.
The Voodoo doll got me. This device of domination and torture had a face. It was either “made out of people” or the next best thing. The story was cohesive and kept me going, although I do wonder how much she pays a month in renter’s insurance.
Robyn Hood’ is a spinoff from the ‘Grimm Fairy Tales’ series. And although I couldn’t get access to ‘Origins,’ I was able to get a good feel for this fairy tale character through reading the ‘Ongoing’ series on ConTV.
Let the Arrows Fly!
This story reminds me quite a bit of ‘Ongoing.’ It has religious references, souls, and mystical friends from the world of Myst. It wasn’t a huge turn-off and probably a coincidence, but it was intriguing to see the stories be so similar.
Arrows at the ready, Robyn must figure out how to keep her soul and her sanity in this one-shot by Zenescope. They really sold me on this story, which I bought at my local comic shop for $5.99. I’m hoping to go back and read the ‘Grimm Fairy Tales’ and get an idea of how her story progressed. I’m just excited to see more from Zenescope and am adding them to my pull list.