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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Robyn Hood 6

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Ever since leaving Myst, Marian’s magic hasn’t been the same. As Robyn examines her own dangerous temper, Marian seeks help from a mysterious source. All the while, the enigmatic Cabal observes from the shadows.

This issue is a more Marian focused one.  Robyn is dealing with some more personal problems after her team-up with Britney last issue.  However, Marian has some recently discovered troubles of her own.  So now, Marian seeks out guidance from a third party, too embarrassed to reveal her situation to Robyn.  What she learns though makes her question how much her magic is really worth to her.  Meanwhile, Robyn takes Britney’s advice and goes to counseling for all of the trauma she’s endured in her life.  Unfortunately, trouble just seems to follow Robyn wherever she goes when an unknown creature attacks her during her very first session.  A new threat is closing in on Robyn and Marian, and it’s only a matter of time before the girls get in too deep.

This issue was a good transition into what’s coming up in the series.  It also was a nice focus on Marian, helping to flesh out her character more.  Throughout the series she’s always been kind of the side-kick, providing support to Robyn and wrapping up all of the loose ends while Robyn does the heavy-lifting.  Now we see that Marian’s transition into the Earth realm hasn’t worked out so much in her favor.  Despite how much she’s enjoying her stay, Marian’s slowly losing her connection to Myst and in turn, her magic.  So now she’s going to have to make a choice, about whether she should stay, powerless, and aid Robyn how she can, or return to Myst and try and strengthen her control of her magic.  It’s a choice to either lose a part of herself, or lose the life where she finally feels like she belongs.  She started off as the damsel in distress, but she’s grown into a strong young woman, capable of slaying a few demons on her own.  Pat Shand has always been great with character development, and this issue is no different.  A recommended read for anyone looking to continue on the adventures of Robyn Hood and Maid Marian.

With Marian’s powers waning, will she really do what’s right, or stray from her path to hold onto that connection?  And after a rather violent session, will Robyn ever return to therapy?  Find out these answers and more in the latest issue of the on-going Robyn Hood series.  You won’t miss your mark with this one.  For more info on where to find this book, visit the Zenescope website, or the Zenescope Facebook page.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this comic for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

Grimm Tales of Terror 7

Posted by Geek-o-Rama Admin on 11:00 AM

As the legend goes, if you say those words three times while looking in a mirror, the ghost of Bloody Mary will appear behind you. But what happens when an innocent ghost story becomes much more real?

The urban legend of Bloody Mary has been around for years.  There may be some variations in the telling, but it all boils down to the same thing, and evil spirit that lurks in the mirror, just waiting for someone foolish enough to call her forth.  A favorite amongst slumber parties which is where this very incident occurs.  Having lost her mother, Mary Wright believed her new step-mother to be the culprit to her mother's sudden demise, she just needed to prove it.  Her friends of course were rather skeptical, but Mary was sure of it.  So, when the girls summoned Bloody Mary during their slumber party, Mary became determined to find out her step-mother’s true motives, especially when Bloody Mary kept on appearing before her.  She got her chance and Mary found out more than wanted to.

A pretty good issue, although there were too many characters named Mary, so it got a little confusing at times.  Ralph Tedesco kept the murder mystery and revenge plot going good, but the one thing that bothered me, yet again was the dual artists on this book.  The artwork was good, don’t get me wrong, but it would be nice to see an issue done all the through by one artist.  Zenescope has been notorious for this with a lot of their series.  When I read something, I like a steady flow of the art to coincide with the story, but when the style changes half-way through, it become distracting.  Something like that usually indicates a time difference, like a flashback or something, but in this case, it’s just a swap off for someone unknown reason.  Art problems aside, I enjoyed this issue and I see the story quality increasing as the series goes on.

So, be careful of what you say in the mirror because you may be calling forth more than you bargained for.  However, I would recommend going to check this issue out for a great story of murder and revenge.  Don’t worry though, you won’t have to say its name three times in the mirror to conjure up this tale.  For more info on where to find this issue, visit the Zenescope website, or the Zenescope Facebook page.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this comic for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

Kickstarter/Indiegogo Spotlight: dennmann Comic Subscription 2015

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As it should be obvious, we love comics here at Geek-o-Rama.  We especially love indie comics, and this week's spotlight is 100% indie.  Last year, Denny 'dennmann' Riccelli successfully funded a project for a year long subscription to all his self published work.  He's looking to do that again this year, so if you'd like to join, head on over to his Kickstarter page.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Top 100 Comics of 2014 - #80-76

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