It's Robin Hood like you've never seen him before, based on scholarly and historical speculation about what's really behind the outlaw's legend.13th century England. Robert Godwinson, former lover of King Richard, lives with his band of Merry Men in Sherwood Forest, away from the watchful eye of Prince John, who has outlawed homosexuality. Though isolated, the men live in pe...
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Merry Men Reviews
This is a really good re-imagining of the story of Robin hood and his band of merry men. The story tells the legend of Robin hood and how he became an outlaw living in Sherwood Forest with the Sheriff of Nottingham seeking to hunt him down and kill him.
In this story the main characters are lgbtq and the story tells how they became outcast and how their sexuality was used to marginalise them and set them up as scapegoats. Robin and his men excape the sheriff's clutches in order to form their own ...more
Thanks to Netgalley for this great read. I had read some single issues from this series but now I could read the first trade from the 'free to read' section.
Merry Men is a queer retelling of Robin Hood. It seems that everyone is Robin's ex! In his merry men band are: Alan and Arthur, Much, Sabib, Kenneth and Little John who have ran away from the Sheriff, Guy of Gisborne and Prince John's reach by taking refuge in the forest, which is considered King Richard's personal territory. It's an interes ...more
Merry Men by Robert Rodi is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late November.
Openly gay interactions and intimacies among Robin Hood and his Merry Men, though it's very obviously not all about men kissing, killing, or buggering, but about displaying more passion and real emotion about what goes on around them and what happens to their community when it’s threatened. There's a muddy, charcoaly palette that turns bright and vibrant in memory (i.e. how they had each met one another in a battlefi ...more
Thank You Netgalley for providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review
As interesting as I thought an unabashfully queer Robin Hood telling would be, the execution is severely lacking to the point where I just didn't find myself enjoying the novel. The art style is interesting, and I liked the use of bold and blocky designs. It sort of gave all the merry men as masculine quality to them that I thought was super interesting, but the dialogue was just so dense and dull that there ...more
Merry Men is enjoyable as a graphic novel; moreover, it is an eye-catching adventure. The book takes a new approach to a classic story with positive results.
It's an interesting conceit, though perhaps taken a bit too far for belief. Unfortunately, the art was not appealing to me and it was too short for the amount of story the author wanted to tell.