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Review: Robyn Hood Annual: Invasion
From Zenescope Entertainment
The battle across the Grimm Universe titles continues, and this large-sized issue has a lot going on. This is Robyn Hood Annual: Invasion from Zenescope Entertainment and it’s out now!
Invasion! The Cult of Cthulhu has spread the Great Sleeper’s creations across the world in an insidious plot to prepare Earth for the coming of their master. The Starspawn are nearly invulnerable and Robyn is going to need all the help she can get to stop their evil from spreading across the globe. This action packed annual is filled with guest stars as the heroes of the Grimm Universe unite to stop the greatest evil they’ve yet to face.
Writer Joe Brusha
Artwork Riveiro 1-5, 17-19, 28-32 Renato Rei 6-13, 37-44 Giada Belviso 14-16, 20-27, 33-36 Alessio Mariani 45-66
Colors Juan Manuel Rodriguez 1-59 Maxflan Araujo 60-66
Letters Taylor Esposito (Of Ghost Glyph Studios)
Editor David Wohl
Production & Design Christopher Cote
This is a big issue, and it’s not just in terms of the page count. A lot is going on, and possibly has some serious ramifications for the battle going on - and possibly afterwards.
The build-up in this story is strong, with some grand details on what the threat is and what the outcome would be if nothing happens. There is some splitting of the team, and off they go.
And this is a team-up book. Yes, Robyn is featured most strongly, and she has a fair amount to do, but we also get Van Helsing, Shang, Skye and more in this book. And it all works.
There are some excellent moments, for all, with Van Helsing doing what she does best (although she says ‘love’ a bit too much for my liking) and battles galore against the star spawn.
Some interesting moments between Shang and Ghosthawk and a little line about Ghosthawk intrigued me - hopefully, this will keep and be something for further down the road - a lot is happening now.
This issue had some good art, with a great combination and team and some special moments - the spectral plane was well done and changed the book's tone halfway through.
A good issue, moving on the larger arc and bringing a lot together.