Head Lopper #1 (Andrew R MacLean/Comixology)

Head Lopper #1

Rating: 4/5 – Heads Are Indeed Lopped Off, But That’s Not All!
by ComicSpectrum EiC Bob Bretall.

Comixology is making it easier for self-published works like this to get to readers via their Submit program that is free to the creators.  Comixology makes money if the creator makes money, seems fair.  What I do know is that I can browse through a LOT of creator-owned fare on Comixology that I’d likely not see under other circumstances (where a creator first needs to convince Diamond to carry their book and then hope/pray some progressive comic shops will order something without the logo of a big publisher on it), so bravo to Comixology and creators everywhere!  You can find the comic here: https://www.comixology.com/Head-Lopper-1/digital-comic/118411

Back to Head Lopper!  Andrew R. MacLean writes and draws this fun fantasy comic starring the head lopper himself (but you’d better call him Norgal).  Norgal is your standard bad-ass with a sword and he has come to the Isle of Barra in this debut issue at the behest of the locals, they have some monster trouble that needs looking into and sometimes you just need some heads lopped off so why not call an expert?  McLean’s art  is crisp and clean with an animated feel, by that I refer to both the simple lines as well as the panel-to-panel story flow that gave me the feeling of motion during the battle scene.  Lest I forget, the art is augmented beautifully by Mike Spicer’s colors that really makes the action pop in the action scenes and sets a nice mood in the story-building scenes.

Head Lopper #1 was a great first issue, introducing us to the Head Lopper Norgal and his world.  There are a lot of troubles in the world, and Norgal is the right guy for solving problems that can be handled with a bit of strategic head lopping.  Fortunately, when the problem is monsters, head lopping will usually solve the problem.  But not always, it seems.  Some of the problems to be faced in this series are being carried around with Norgal in his sack, which is a plot point that will play out in future issues I’m sure.  This comic is fun-filled fantasy at it’s best.  If you like swords, monsters, and a creator building a new mythology/world, this is definitely worth checking out.  Issue #2 “The Wolves of Barra” was successfully funded in November 2013 on Kickstarter, so hopefully we’ll be seeing it on Comixology soon!

Reviewed by: Bob Bretall
(bob@comicspectrum.com
)
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