Saturday, February 16, 2013

Grimm Fairy Tales: Robyn Hood by Patrick Shand (Graphic Novel Review)

Grimm Fairy Tales: Robyn Hood
Title: Grimm Fairy Tales: Robyn Hood
Author: Patrick Shand
Published: March 12th 2013 by Zenescope Entertainment
Genre: Graphic Novel
Page Count: Paperback, 176 pages
Finish Reading: February, 2013

Goodreads Synopsis: In the land of Myst, a tryant rules the city of Bree with an iron fist, leaving its citizens living in fear and terror. But all hope is not lost as a young orphan girl from another world discovers her destiny and becomes the legend she was meant to be. The creators of Grimm Fairy Tales, Wonderland, and Neverland bring you the next great hero in the Grimm Universe!

DISCLAIMER: E-Book ARC was provided 
by publisher through NetGalley for an honest review.
(These are my actual opinions towards this book.)

MINI-REVIEW: Enjoyed it! Beautiful Artwork ... One hell of a story! :D

REVIEW: I had never read anything on the robin hood tale just watched the disney version on the story and heard a tales on the story (on how it was based on an actual story whether this is actually true, I don't know), but I wasn't a fan on the disney version. So I thought reading a graphic novel on the story would be nice.

What I liked about this version was the fact that Robin Hood was portrayed to be a female a pretty twisted female protagonist at that. Robyn isn't a typical heroine She is broken inside, but that doesn't stop her from taking vengeance on those who once did her wrong and does justice in her own way.

When I first started this graphic I was actually a bit confused on what was happening, but once I got the hang to the storyline I was actually enjoying this dark twisted tale on the Robin Hood tale. For Robyn has this horrible life at home and at school and let's just say this book can be pretty gruesome. In where Robyn develops a lot of grudges towards people who do horrible things to her.

There is a lot of violence and gore in this graphic novel there is also a bit of sexual abuse and would say that mature readers would be the aimed audience for this book. I like how one get this story takes place in two different places one being the modern world and another being the "fairytale" type of land. For Robyn is brought through a portal to the village of Bree  (after the reader sees her life in the modern world.) In the village of Bree is where she is given the nickname of 'Robyn Hood' something in which she just finds interesting but before this she is brought to the attention that King John is taking as much money from the poor as he can. When this injustice is brought to her attention she becomes angry at the king. With the help of the merry man she helps create a revolution to topple King John. She is later brought back to the modern world in where this story just takes a dark turn.

The artwork was dark and twisty just like the story it's self. I liked how after each chapter I wanted to know what happened next, but sometimes I didn't understand some scenes and why they were necessary, but I thought the ending was a good cliff hanger and would definitely pick up the next volume and may re-read this graphic novel someday. 

• I was a bit confused in the beginning of the graphic novel.
• I didn't understand some scenes and why things turned out that way.

• I liked the fact that Robin Hood was portrayed as a female.
• The artwork was nicely done, especially the cover art.


“Quote” ― Character, Page

OVERALL: I recommend this book to anyone who likes dark twisty versions on a fairytales.

My Rating: ★★★☆☆
Overall (Goodreads) Rating: 3.90 Stars
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