Review by Darren Shulman
- Writer: David Hazan
- Artist: Shane Connery Volk
- Colorist: Luca Romano
- Letterer: Joamette Gil
- Editors: Chris Fernandez and Brian Hawkins
- Designer: Diane Bermudez
Thanks to Mad Cave Studios for the review copy!
Robin Hood, we all know him. He’s a cheery fellow in green tights who lives in a forest and uses his bow and arrow to rob from the rich and give to the poor. But what if the story was a lot darker than that? Then you’d have NOTTINGHAM, a fresh take on a well known story from Mad Cave Studios.
While many of the tale’s touchpoints remain (Maid Marian, Will Scarlett, an aversion to taxes), this version of Robin Hood shifts the characters a bit, with retelling that features plenty of bloody violence. Robin Hood seems to be the bad guy, or at least not as heroic as most tellings would have us believe. Sheriff Blackthorne appears to be set up as the protagonist, sliding into a role akin to a police investigator from a crime TV show.