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Nottingham Issue 2 Review

Writer: David Hazan

Art By: Shane Connery Volk

Publisher: Mad Cave Studios

Reviewed By: Dean Asquith

My Rating: 🏹🏹🏹🏹

Plot


A murder at the heart of the castle shakes Nottingham to its core. As the Sheriff and Captain of the Guard scramble to root out a traitor in their midst, more of Ev’s dark and tragic past is revealed.


Nottingham Issue 2 releases 7th April 2021 through Mad Cave Studios.


My Opinion


Issue 1 was a stunning entrance into the comic world for Nottingham. A re-defining moment in the Robin Hood mythos that now continues with another brilliant issue.


This time we pick up the action in the aftermath of a murder in the castle. Sheriff Blackthorne and Captain Dale take up a buddy cop investigation role which was written perfectly. It suited the issue down to the ground and I can’t think of a better way in which this issue could have been handled. The slight change in style from the previous issue was awesome because it showed off the writing skills of David in a superb way.


Instead of being another issue of chasing the merry men, we learned more about Ev’s crusader past and the trials that he faced whilst battling for the holy land. Hopefully there will be more to come on this as it sets up a fantastic sub story within the arc.

The seriously unique art style is continued in issue two with Shane Connery Volk’s artistic muscle being allowed to flex between the medieval english castle environment and a mysterious arabic landscape.


Another gory and violent entry into what continues to be a really impressive new comic run. If you haven't already, please check out Issue 1 and 2 of the superb Nottingham. You will not be disappointed...Unless you're looking for a romantic story of Robin Hood rescuing Maid Marian and defeating the evil sheriff...this isn’t for you!


“At the end, our blades were slick with blood. We weren’t sure if it had belonged to man or woman or child” - Sheriff Blackthorne

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