Nottingham Vol. 1: Death & Taxes

Mad Cave Studios is proud to announce Nottingham Vol. 1: Death & Taxes will be hitting the shelves very soon! This mythos tells a story of the well-known tale of Robin Hood with a dark twist, where the merry men aren’t so merry. Get ready to dive in on the Mayhem and gore, this is Nottingham! Due to unforeseen printing delays, the date of release will be slightly pushed back, but you will be able to dive into this twisted tale very soon!

Writer: David Hazan – Artist: Shane Connery Volk – Colorist: Luca Romano – Letterer: Joamette Gil

“Nottingham has been so thrilling to write because we immediately eschewed all the markers of the original fairy tale. It’s not about a clash of heroes and villains. It’s a story about people with very human concerns and real choices to make, that connects to actual historical events. Moreover, it’s about our Sheriff, a man with all the privilege of his station, but none of the nobility, mired between clashing political forces, with a million-and-one dreadful choices to make before the dust settles.[…]I couldn’t have asked for a better team for this book and I can’t wait to surprise readers and challenge their preconceptions about characters they think they know so well.” – Writer, David Hazan

“Nottingham hasn’t just been my first big break in comics, it’s also been an education in comics! David’s script was so dynamic.Each page offered a new challenge, and my art evolved along with these amazing characters and this incredible story! I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction into this industry, and I am so proud of what we’ve accomplished. I hope everyone has as much fun reading this book as I did illustrating it!”
Artist, Shane Connery Volk

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"Mad Cave Studios' new series Nottingham has taken the "heroic" out from Robin Hood's legendary status as "heroic outlaw" by reimagining the highly skilled archer and swordsman as a twisted serial killer. He might still rob from the rich to give to the poor as English folklore first ubiquitously portrayed him, but that's where the similarities end." - Steven Blackburn
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"What I found is a tremendously entertaining first issue packed with witty remixes of stories we think we know, some truly creepy design work, and a medieval noir feel that pulled me in immediately." - Matthew Jackson
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"This March, David Hazan begins a new chapter in the Robin Hood mythos with Nottingham #1. One filled with murder plots, zealous intrigue, and an element of mystery. Although the pacing of this first issue was a little slow, it picks up toward the end and it finishes with an exciting conclusion. The ending left me wanting to know more about this version of Robin Hood’s world." - Joe Bones
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"I have enjoyed the many interpretations of the story of Robin Hood. From Errol Flynn, to Kevin Costner, or Cary Elwes, they were always good stories but usually the violence was toned down.[...] But not in Nottingham. The kids gloves we’re definitely removed in this version of the classic tale. Neither the Merry Men nor the Sheriff approached their business with anything less than serious intent. It is a fresh approach and works extremely well." - Martin Sexton
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"Verdict: Buy! Nottingham manages to bring a new take on an old tale, focusing on the history and not the myth, and in doing so, elevating the narrative. A must read for the adult who grew up loving the hero." - Kris K.
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"This is more like a collaboration between the Brothers Grimm, Arthur Conan Doyle and Quentin Tarantino Robin Hood, with violence, political intrigue, violence, double and triple talk, and violence." - Andy Patch
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"It’s a strong storyline with a voracious appetite for controlled anarchy and mayhem. David Hazan’s scripting feels well thought out and purposeful while the art is the stuff nightmares are made of. If you only pick up one Mad Cave Studios comic book series this year make sure it’s Nottingham." - Anthony Pollock
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"As for Nottingham issue #1 from Mad Cave Studios, its blend of humour, blood, dialogue, and pacing make it a great first entry. I am 100% unaware of this publisher so getting a first issue to read and review is exciting." - Emmett Davis

Synopsis: In this twisted medieval noir, the Sheriff of Nottingham hunts a serial killer with a penchant for tax collectors. The Sheriff’s investigation makes him the target of England’s most nefarious power-brokers. That’s to say nothing of the Merry Men, terrorists lurking amongst the trees of Sherwood, led by an enigma known only as “Hood.”

Nottingham Vol.1 is now available and can be purchased at, Comixology, Drive-thru comics, or your local comic book shop.


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