Robyn Hood is still on the run. She had been lying low in a crummy motel but now law enforcement on her trail! Find out if Robyn and Emmett can escape the police’s robots in Robyn Hood Justice #2 from Zenescope Entertainment!
ROBYN HOOD: JUSTICE #2 (OF 6)
Writer: Chuck Dixon
Artist: Babisu Kourtis
Colorist: Juan Manuel Rodriguez
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Editor: Kellie Supplee
Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment INC
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: August 12th, 2020
Previously in Robyn Hood: The mayor’s hunter bots are hot on Robyn’s trail and Robyn must go collect Emmett and continue to run. Meanwhile, Mayor Nyguen seems to have ulterior allegiances and her “War on Weirdness” is just a front for other goals. Robyn must clear her name and find out why she was framed in the first place.
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!
Robyn arrived back at their hotel to find Emmett a little more chipper. Unfortunately, that moment ended when law enforcement tracked them down on the ground level and hunter bots landing on the roof. Soon they are pinned on both sides and Emmett makes the decision to release Golem, his rock solid form and shield Robyn from any blasts and bullets. They are able to momentarily destroy robots and subdue the police.
They hide in a hotel room where they randomly run into Emmett’s childhood friend Emily who hides them from the police. As they leave, they are again surrounded by robots and are unable to come up with a plan that will not straight up kill the law enforcement. Somehow, Emily shows up under a trap door and leads the duo into the Underground. Because… that isn’t suspicious.
DUES EX MACHINA
Emily feels like a crux in the story. I am sure she is important in a way that is beyond what this issue states but it reads poorly. It cheapens both Robyn and Emmett’s abilities by not allowing them to get out of this situation themselves. On top of that, these characters have been developed enough and have proven they are smart enough to handle this without exterior help. I’m sure Emily has a secret identity that matters but it isn’t revealed in this standalone issue. Perhaps if I was reading this as a trade it would feel better.
In this middle issue, we got a lot of action and not a lot of character or plot development. What carried the issue is the art. I think to have a full twenty pages of action scene after action scene, you need to continue to add unique elements. Every page had something different for me to look at and wasn’t a repeat of the previous fight. This attention to detail shows the creativity of the artist to build on new elements.
BOTTOM LINE: NOT MY FAVORITE ISSUE
I enjoy this title and I like the mystery that the creative team has created. Unfortunately, this issue didn’t emphasize those aspects. While the action was good, it isn’t what I want. I do believe that the next issue will bring back the suspense and detective work that I have enjoyed. 3 out of 5 stars for Robyn Hood: Justice #2
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Robyn Hood: Justice #2