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Merry Men

Illustrated by Jackie Lewis and Marissa Louise
Published by Oni Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

It's Robin Hood like you've never seen him before, based on scholarly and historical speculation about what's really behind the outlaw's legend.

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 enters their camp seeking aid for a nearby town besieged 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.

About The Author

robert rodi

Robert Rodi is an author whose cult-hit novels include Fag Hag, Closet Case and Bitch Goddess; he has also published nonfiction, most recently the travel memoir Seven Seasons In Siena. In comics he’s best known for his creator-owned series Codename: Knockout, but has also written many series for Marvel, including Loki, Elektra and Rogue. In addition he’s a journalist, musician and spoken-word performer. He lives in Chicago with his husband, Jeffrey Smith, and a constantly shifting number of dogs.

About The Illustrators

Jackie Lewis is a comic book creator from Atlanta. Growing up, she spent most of her time drawing monsters and building forts in the woods. Now, she's thrilled that she gets to draw both of those things professionally. Jackie's published works include Merry Men, The Lion of Rora, and Play Ball.

Marissa Louise

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oni Press (December 4, 2018)
  • Length: 152 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781620105474

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Raves and Reviews

"Merry Men deftly weaves queer themes into Robin Hood's counterculture mythos, creating a very sexy and relevant take on the hero we all grew up with."

– Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf)

"I CAN’T WAIT for a historical fiction gay Robin Hood story."

– BookRiot

"Whether or not the original tales of Robin Hood actually have such roots, this is a perfect 21st century take that works as both a slash fiction romp and an appropriate allegory for the legislative and religious battles the LGBTQ community faces today."

– Mental Floss

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