Robyn Hood: The Curse #2
Written by: Chuck Dixon
Art by: Julius Abrera and Robby Bevard
Published by: Zenescope Entertainment

Reviewed by: Ryan McLelland

After the brilliant first issue of The Curse, issue two was almost a letdown. I think this is because The Curse came so out of left field for me. I was expecting just another Robyn Hood adventure and then Chuck Dixon comes along to make The Curse a full fledged horror book complete with tons of violence, blood, and gore. I was completely floored by the first issue. I couldn’t wait to see where the book would take me.

Issue 2 has Robyn Hood in California looking for her friend’s missing girlfriend. She got hit by some super cosmic magic beam that turned her into some ruthless killer or something. Robyn drives around on her kickass motorcycle looking for the friend but finds herself having to save some rich dude named German from killer assassins with super cool gas masks (seriously – I wish I had those when I was in the Army).

After Robyn saves German he seems to start putting the mack daddy moves on Robyn who really isn’t having it. Guess suave, debonair rich jerkoffs aren’t really her type. But the story also follows the cops interrogating one of the assassins who really turns out not to be who or what he seems. That is because German may not be exactly who he seems to be either.  I’m thinking the only person we can really trust is Robyn herself.

Intrigue! Violence! Action! This issue had it all but the blood and gore were far less. There is still some blood and gore but it truly didn’t live up to the horror from the first issue. My expectations were pretty damn high after reading The Curse #1 so maybe I just shouldn’t have set them that high.  GIVE ME THE GORE!

Overall issue 2 was a great read though it was much more of the plot. I wanted the action! The guts ripped out! The eyeball removed from the socket! Who wants plot, Chuck?!?!?!? I’m just kidding. Get some exposition out of the way so I can get with the gore in issue 3. I can’t believe I’m saying that Robyn Hood: The Curse is one of the best horror comics I’ve read in years, but that’s the damn truth. The Curse is Zenescope’s first must read of 2018 and it really flexes its muscle here in issue 2.

RATING: A-

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