Head Lopper #1
Writer, Artist and Colours (pt3) by Andrew Maclean
Colours parts 1 & 2 by Mike Spicer
Let’s judge this book by its cover…Massive Nordic warrior with a decapitated head strapped to his back. It’s very cartoony and playful.
If you’re sitting comfortably we can begin… The isle of Barra and a huge sea creature is attacking a ship and our hero, Norgal, jumps into battle and lops off its head. The clergyman that hired him try’s to stiff him on the payment, not one to be played for a fool Norgal takes the clergyman’s pendant as payment making the poor man cry. Barra is under siege from beasts of all kinds sent by the sorcerer of the black bog, a powerful sorcerer imprisoned by the gods years ago. Having a vision of the severed head of Agatha the Blue Witch that Norgal carries, the sorcerer plans to use her power to free himself. Luckily his son is a guard to the crown and convinces the queen to hire Norgal to travel to the bog so his father can take the head.
Do you enjoy massively over the top fight scenes with a lot A LOT of head lopping? Then this is the book for you. It’s such a fun title. The comedy between Norgal and Agatha is hilarious. The art is over the top cartoony in the best way. Norgal towers over everyone but has the tiniest of heads.
The good, the bad and the star rating…
The Good – Great fun and lots of action.
The Bad – A lot of panels that are just action and have no type at all.
The Star Rating- For such a cartoony style the detail is great. The story is fun and the writing is awesome. 4 stars easy.
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