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This very limited edition, full-sized softback 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….
It also features a foreword essay on the artist Mike Noble (who drew 95% of the strips), written by noted comic book artist, Lee Sullivan – who also provides a brand-new, specially commissioned piece of art too.
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 collection, with every page carefully and lovingly restored.
The artists were mainly Mike Noble, with a few strips by Arthur Ranson and Phil Gascoine, and the writer across the whole run of strips was Angus Allan. For fans of these artists and that 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 very limited edition softback edition, which will not be continued beyond this short run, has been agreed – with the kind permission of Rebellion – to allow those who missed out on the previous sold-out,,award-winning, hardback version.
This amazing collector’s item of a book is only available here on AUK Direct, whilst stocks last.