Rebellion has been dropping some exciting announcements for upcoming books. This time, the publisher has its sights on Robin of Sherwood, the comic adaptation of the popular television series that ran from 1984 to 1986.
Teaming up with Chinbeard Books and Spiteful Puppet, Rebellion will release the first complete collection of the series this May. Read details below:
“Nothing is forgotten.
Richard Carpenter’s Robin of Sherwood is often considered the finest version of the Robin Hood legend. A lavish and hugely popular television series that ran from 1984 to 1986.
It was turned into an accompanying comic strip by the bestselling young people’s magazine Look-In; which also ran a wealth of interviews, features, and articles (alongside other comic strips) for all the most popular family and children’s commercial television series of the time.
The Robin of Sherwood strips ran for the entirety of three years that the series was broadcast, encompassing a change of actor in the role of Robin Hood; some in colour, some in black and white. Rebellion, Chinbeard Books and Spiteful Puppet have collated the entire run of these exquisitely illustrated and action-packed comic strips in this unique, limited-edition collection, with every page carefully and lovingly restored.
The artists were Mike Noble, with Arthur Ranson and Phil Gascoine, and the writer across the whole run of strips was Angus Allan. For fans of these artists and writer, this is a snapshot of their work collected together for the first time. For fans of ‘Look-In’ magazine, it also offers some of those interviews, articles, and features that adorned the pages alongside the comic strip.
This hardback book features specially written inserts by Robert Hammond (restoration technician and graphic designer), alongside Hooded Man author Andrew Orton, and commissioning editor Barnaby Eaton-Jones.”
The very limited print run of the 288-page collection is only available for purchase on Spiteful Puppet’s website. Fans are encouraged to preorder today and can expect publication on May 31.
Check out some art below!