Tales From Nottingham explores untold stories from the twisted universe of Nottingham, including the secret origins of Robin Hood and the Merry Men, Marian’s violent past, Aya of the Hashashin’s first kill, and an ordeal that will shake Friar Tuck to his core. Never-before-seen mysteries confront Everard Blackthorne, the Sheriff of Nottingham, culminating in an investigation that will lead directly into the climactic events of Nottingham Vol. 3.
This anthology reunites Nottingham series creators David Hazan and Shane Connery Volk, while also bringing diverse new talent into the world of Nottingham, including Eisner and GLAAD nominated writer Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim, Eternity Girl, Doctor Mirage).
Tales From Nottingham collects five unique stories by the winners of Mad Cave Sudios’ 2021 Talent Search bringing their talents to bear in the world of Nottingham each with their own perspective. Nottingham author & artist David Hazan & Shane Connery Volk kick off the anthology with an untold story featuring Aya of the Hashashin’s first kill.
Amazing layouts and gruesome kills highlight the first issue of Hazan and Volk’s Tales From Nottingham at Mad Cave Studios. While the time period and language are our style of comic books, the series has wonderful visuals and storyline.
The creative team nailed the use of speech bubbles when needed, but the perfect absence of wording on certain panels allows us, the reader, to experience the full book. Sometimes you find yourself rushing through the art to read the wording and miss part of the book. The team balances this well at moments in Nottingham.
If this time period is your jam, this is the book for you.
Tales From Nottingham #1 is now available in Previews (FOC: January 9, 2023), and officially in stores February 1, 2023. Be sure to let your local comic shop know you want a copy saved for you!