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Reviews - Robyn Hood: The Children Of Dr. Moreau & Belle: Return Of Scylla
Two from Zenescope Entertainment this week!
There are two new comics out this week from Zenescope Entertainment. Here are my thoughts on Robyn Hood: The Children Of Dr. Moreau and Belle: Return Of Scylla.
Robyn Hood: The Children Of Dr. Moreau
Unexplained disappearances lead Robyn deep beneath the New York City streets where something evil lurks. Robyn has faced these reptilian monsters before, but their mysterious new leader has made them deadlier than ever. Guest starring Britney Waters aka Red Agent.
Writer - Joe Brusha, Artwork - Ismael Canales, Colors - Juan Manuel Rodriguez & Letters - Taylor Esposito Of Ghost Glyph Studios.
After everything that Robyn has been through, this seems like a rather mundane adventure. Nevertheless, I do wonder if there is something more in this issue - something that will be in the future for the character and whatever comes next.
Tracking missing people, with the help of Smitty, Robyn finds herself below the city and having to deal with lizard people. Luckily, she’s not doing it alone. After stumbling across Britney Waters - Red Agent - and spoiling her tracking, the duo team up to get to the bottom of it all.
Obviously, as the title tells, Dr. Moreau is behind it, with her weird experiments, and this is where the real fight begins.
The fight scenes are well done, with plenty going on for both of our heroes to combat. But, it that a new hero who may have something to do in the future? She certainly was an interesting character, and we kind of get her origin here.
The other part that struck me in this story was Smitty - he is obviously making up for something in his past, and we begin to get some hints of that here. I wonder if that past would come back to haunt him?
This was a good one-shot story, with plenty of action, and some good art. Let’s see if those buds of a story bear any fruit!
Belle: Return Of Scylla.
Now with the key to the gates of Tartarus in her hands, Belle searches for the entrance to the Underworld prison that holds her mother. But, she has gotten the attention of a very powerful enemy from her past who wants nothing more than to stop her!
Writer - Dave Franchini, Artwork - Rodrigo Xavier, Colors - Maxflan Araujopgs & Juan Manuel Rodriguez & Letters - DeziI Sienty
How are you with Greek mythology?
I’m pretty good, although I do wonder how much of that is influenced by pop culture and the rest!
Anyway, this issue - once it gets started - rang some bells, and I began to remember some old stories. It works out well this story and does have some interesting aspects to it - although I do wonder how far it pushed through the overreaching arc of the story that Belle is going through.
Belle is on her way back from finding the shield she carries, when the sub is attacked by gorgon-type creatures. These are the spawn of Scylla, and they are not the only ones after her.
After a very suspicious dinner and drinks, the battle is now on and there seem to be a couple of fronts here. I like the way it builds up, and there are some good and clever action sequences here.
As I said - this was a good one-shot, but not a lot of new information.