A Very Gay Robin Hood – Merry Men From Oni Press, Announcing At ComicsPRO

MERRYMEN #1 COVER RETAIL

It wouldn;t be the first time the question has been asked. But in June, Oni Press are publishing a new homosexual take on Robin Hood called Merry Men, from Robert Rodi and Jackie Lewis.

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 peace–that is, until a stranger approaches their camp asking for aid to a nearby town under siege by the Sheriff of Nottingham. Robert–nicknamed Robin–is reluctant to help, but equally eager to get rid of this perplexing stranger… and to put his formidable bow-and-arrow to use. It's Robin Hood like you've never seen him before, based on scholarly speculation about what's really behind the outlaw's legend.

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Hoo boy…

MERRY MEN #1
Writer: Robert Rodi
Artist / Cover Artist: Jackie Lewis
Colorist: Marissa Louise
Retailer incentive variant cover illustrated by Ed Luce
Final Order Cutoff: May 9, 2016
In Shops: June 1, 2016
Price: $3.99

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