Legendary Comics and WEBTOON, the world’s largest digital comic platform, launched today the original comic series ROB, a re-interpretation of the Robin Hood mythos created for a new generationby acclaimed British screenwriter and novelist Richard Dinnick, best known for his work in the revered Doctor Who franchise. Rob is a new and original adventure taking our hero and his band of friends away from the familiar territory of Sherwood and out into a brand new, old world.
Rob is set in a “ren-punk” world far in the future where the Earth’s resources have been plundered. Bows and arrows collide with scavenged modern technology. In a desperate bid to protect his home country of Albion from the devious French Gauls and their invasion plans, Rob, his mentor Sir Dido and her niece, the trainee druid Blondel, embark on a perilous sabotage mission across the English Channel.
“Legendary has a great working history with Richard from our Lost in Space graphic novel series, and we jumped at the chance to work together again on one of his own original creations,” said Robert Napton, Senior Vice President of Legendary Comics. “Rob is a fun adventure that layers the tale and existence of Robin Hood in a really cool way. With some royal conflicts and dangerous missions to keep you on your toes, the story takes you on a journey far different from the legend that we all know, and we are excited to bring this comic series to such a large audience on WEBTOON.”