Robyn is trying to head back home but a long layover allows her some rest and relaxation. But the Hellfire Club has other plans. Find out more in Robyn Hood: Hellfire by Zenescope Entertainment!
ROBYN HOOD: HELLFIRE
Writer: Joe Brusha
Artist: Allan Otero
Colorist: Juan Manuel Rodriguez
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Editor: David Wohl
Publisher: Zenescope Entertainment
Cover Price: $5.99
Release Date: December 15th, 2021
Previously in Robyn Hood: Robyn Hood is heading back to New York after being hunted on her “vacation”. However, she ends up in a small town in Montana. And danger always follows Robyn.
THE DARK ONE
Robyn Hood: Hellfire begins with The Hellfire Club trying to summon a Lord of Hell, but they need Robyn as a sacrifice. Now that Robyn is stuck in Montana, she is potentially an easy target for this cult. At the airport, Robyn is trying to get a plane ride home but because the town is small, flights are limited. After a bull escapes into a runway, Robyn meets Luke Decker. They immediately are attracted to each other and Luke invites Robyn to stay on his ranch while she waits for her flight.
After meeting Luke’s family, they hear news about an attack on a herd of crowds. Or rather a massacre. As the family meets for a meal, they talk about the slaughter but don’t dwell a lot on it and Robyn and Luke spend a night together. However, in the middle of the night Luke hears something outside and goes to check it out. When Robyn follows, she finds an army of demon spawn. Grabbing her bow and arrow she fights the creatures. In the aftermath, she finds that Luke has been killed. For a brief moment she gives up, and lets the cult use her blood but when she realizes that Luke’s family is held hostage she jumps into action and defeats the cultists. At the end, Robyn and the family grieves.
TO BE IN LOVE
I enjoyed the pacing of Robyn Hood: Hellfire. At first, I thought it was going to be similar to her other storylines and be a bit dull. Robyn constantly gets into situations where she is chased or hunted for her blood/power. And to be honest, this story was that trope. But we also get this intricate interpersonal relationship in the story. It is told quickly because this is a one-shot, but I was engaged to see Robyn happy and going through this moment of respite in her life. Sometimes good, simple writing is just a refreshing change of pace. Don’t get me wrong, the story is sad and doesn’t have a happy ending, but it is masterfully written.
I wonder what direction the creative teams at Zenescope is going to take Robyn. The last few storylines have been action packed but lacks a certain resolution. It always seems to be hinting the next event, but that event hasn’t arrived yet. Maybe it is being addressed in another comic but I’m ready for a longer storyline. Hope we see that soon.
BOTTOM LINE: A SOLID COMIC
I think Robyn Hood: Hellfire is a well-crafted comic. But it doesn’t necessarily introduce any brand new or crazy ideas. And that isn’t a bad thing. Not every comic has to push the boundaries of the artform. This is a 4 out of 5 for me and I am hope we get new comics for this title soon.
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Robyn Hood: Hellfire
Robyn Hood: Hellfire is a simple well written comic that explores the beginning and end of an intricate relationship.