Zenescope Entertainment 2016
Written by Lou Iovino
Illustrated by Sergio Arino & DAvid Lorenzo Riveiro
Coloured by Grostieta & Hedwin Zaldivar
Lettered by Taylor Esposito of Ghost Glyph Studios
A new chapter of Robyn’s life began the moment she met Gabby Martin. After stopping the young girl’s would-be mugger, Gabby tells Robyn about a local drug gang whose hold on the city is growing. She decides to investigate and manages to take out a small node of the gang’s dealers. But she knows it won’t be enough—the city needs her. So Robyn decides to reopen Nottingham Investigation and get back to business.
Without Marian it seems that Robyn’s more altruistic nature is tempered with her desire to make money. I like it and I don’t because I think later in the story there’s something I kind of have an issue with but we’ll get that in due time. In the meantime I do like that she’s going about this the right way for a change instead of going blindly in she’s asking questions doing research and scoping things out. The characterization from Lou is really strong and she’s still this tough as nails chick and there are glimpses she actually cares and it’s good to see that.
I’m really liking the interior artwork the line work is good and the attention to detail is amazing. The use of angles and perspective are fantastic and the whole flow of this book is great. Even with two artists on the book it’s still has this seamless transition so you don’t really realize how many different folks are working on this. Also I really like the whole creativity in this lizard men they’ve got this familiarity and yet originality to em that’s nice.
So that we are introduced to new threats and quite possibly a mysterious old one in this issue. We’ve seen her deal with a myriad of different types of creatures but this is different and that they’ve managed to rise up and take a foothold down in the sewers and until now, coincidence no I think not, have gone undetected. What i’d like to see is Robyn use some of these folks that she talked to in this issue as human lookouts, informants or what have you as that would be a smart move and showcase her growth outside the whole supernatural community.
The end of this issue is great as Robyn helps one of the folks she meets this issue but i’m more than a little surprised and perplexed that she lets go of the lizard men so easily. Sure she saved the kind but those creatures pose a threat and there’s no mention she tried to see what was up with them. That doesn’t sit well right now.
My minor annoyance aside I do really like this as Robyn sets up shop again and is cementing her place with the commissioner and her young friend. It still feels like we’re in the setup stage as we learn what’s really happening behind the scenes to draw Robyn out. She does need a supporting cast of characters, not someone to run around doing the investigations with per se but she does need that interaction. In the meantime i’m enjoying seeing how this new chapter in life is playing out.