GeekMom: Comic Book Corner — December 26th, 2012

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Robyn Hood  Image: Zenescope
Robyn Hood Image: Zenescope

Happy Comic Release Day! Welcome to another installment of GeekMom Comic Book Corner, where we recap our adventures in comics for the week.

Dakster Sullivan — Robyn Hood Issue #4
Robyn Hood (Pat Shand, Larry Watts and Adam Metcalfe) is my first 17+ rated comic book and the first series I’ve read by Zenescope.  While I’m not thrilled with some of the content (rape, torture and other violence), the main character’s attitude and how she handles herself, keeps me coming back to see what she does next.

In issue #4, we get to see a glimpse of what has happened in Robyn’s hometown since her disappearance over a year ago. Cal, the man who raped her on a busy street and cut out her eye with a shard of glass, steps up at graduation as valedictorian and starts his speech off with asking everyone to remember those who aren’t with them anymore, like Robyn. We see that some of the audience is not only stunned he would bring her up, but also disgusted at his lack of empathy for the girl they all know he tortured. I see the same kind of sickness towards Cal, that I see in the people of Bree for King John.

After a moment between Cal and his father (that had me grinning with hope), the story picks up as Robyn begins to participating in a competition of sorts, set up by the king to weed her out and have her killed. Anyone who knows the story of Robin Hood knows how this part ends. She gets caught, thrown in a dungeon and we are left wondering how she will get out of this one.

The story continues in issue #5 (January), and is the last issue in the mini-series. I have really high hopes for how Robyn gets out of her current predicament and how she gets back at Cal for all the pain he’s caused her. I’ve waited four issues to see him get what he deserves, and I’m going to enjoy every minute of it.

Robyn Hood is available on Comixology and at your local comic book store.

Curious to know what I’m pulling this week? Check out my pull list on Comixology.

Trinity Issue #1
Trinity Issue #1

Kelly Knox – Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity

This week DC Comics is running a fantastic Superman 101 digital sale (only until December 30, so don’t dilly-dally!). I picked up a 2003 three-issue mini-series, Trinity, and I feel like I got the deal of the century. The excellent mini-series, written and drawn by Matt Wagner, follows the early adventures of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman as they join forces for the first time they race to defeat Ra’s al Ghul and his quest for world domination.

Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity is a rare mini-series that tells a straightforward story and focuses more on the characters of the three biggest personalities in the DC universe. We get a glimpse into the thoughts of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman as they first learn to form a team. I found it fascinating that writer Matt Wagner chose to keep Batman’s insights in the third person, as if Bruce is such a private person that not even the reader is allowed into his innermost thoughts.

As this is something of an origin story, there is even a bit of a Golden Age feel to the book, especially with Wonder Woman. Not only is she sporting the biker shorts as part of her costume, she even finds herself bound in chains at one point — a mainstay in the Golden Age Wonder Woman stories.

The three-issue series is a great deal during this sale, so I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good way to pass an evening.

Looking for something else, readers?

This week’s list is really short, but mighty with the last issue of the Amazing Spider-Man and Justice League #15 set to hit the store shelves. 


Aquaman #15
Before Watchmen Nite Owl #4 (Of 4) CP
Justice League #15 CP
Amazing Spider-Man #700 (Last Issue)
Avenging Spider-Man #15.1

Acronym Key:  CP = Combo Pack

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