Head Lopper #1

Head Lopper #1

Writer: Andrew MacLean Artist: Andrew MacLean Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 9, 2015 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
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Action. Adventure. Fantasy. Decapitation!

ApocalyptiGirl creator ANDREW MACLEAN brings this critically acclaimed indie hit to Image Comics! The dark humored quarterly adventure begins with a double-sized first issue, with eighty pages of story and a premium pin-up gallery for the regular price of just $5.99!

"HEAD LOPPER is what you'd get if Mike Mignola wrote an issue of Brian Wood's Northlanders by way of James Stokoe's ORC STAIN." - Multiversity Comics.

  • 10
    Fox Force Five News - Keven Skinner Sep 14, 2015

    Norgal is a wonderful leading characterand Head Lopper #1 was some of the most fun I've had with a single issue all year. It's hard to even refer to the Image Comics debut as simply one issue since it's technically a bundle of Maclean's previous Head Lopper releases but that's what we're calling it and I think that it's badass. If you like the TV series Vikings, sweeping action with a hint of Adventure Time tossed into the mix – Head Lopper is the comic for you friends. You may not be able to bag and board this Goliath of an issue properly but Head Lopper simply cannot be contained by such puny restraints. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Pauly D Sep 9, 2015

    MacLean is both innovative and respectful of the past with his excellent kick-starter from 2013. Head Lopper brings the best of old Nordic legends, Game of Thrones style politics and blends it with an action film. The tongue in cheek humor from Agatha is ruckus and the art work sublime. The reader wins with this first double sized edition, the only downside being that this is a quarterly release I am thrilled that this title will gain a broader audience through Image Comics so that Andrew MacLean can garner the attention he deserves. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Sep 9, 2015

    I can't find anything not to like about this issue. My highest recommendation, for sure. Can't wait for the next one in December. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - Jake Lee Sep 16, 2015

    Action-packed, bloody, and sometimes humorous, HEAD LOPPER #1 is a solid fantasy epic the likes of which has to be seen to be believed. The only downside is the book's quarterly release schedule, but having to wait three months for each of the remaining three issues will surely be worth it as long as the book's quality persists. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Sep 11, 2015

    Head Lopper is a really fun comic book for any fan of adventure and even fantasy. This is a humorous book that I guarantee you'll enjoy, so pick it up at your local comic shop today! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman Sep 14, 2015

    Though the price tag is a little higher on this book ($5.99), keep in mind that this is close to three issues worth of material. As a quarterly, this book will be one to keep an eye out for. I, for one, know that the next installment can't come soon enough. Head Lopper is a glorious visual buffet, filled to the brim with crazy action and intriguing characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Sep 11, 2015

    As has been mentioned before "Head Lopper" #1 is a visual feast that manages to deftly build some characters without sacrificing its tone. The pace suffers a bit from an interlude with the stewards which slowed the action down, but "Head Lopper" is at its best when it's like a Nordic Samurai Jack. And for the most part, Andrew McClean delivers on that promise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Sep 14, 2015

    Overall, though, Head Lopper was enjoyable from start to finish, largely because of the charm Norgal has as the main character. The cartoonish art style adds to that charm by juxtaposing his brutal nature with comedy, a formula that " although somewhat clich " works incredibly well for the series. By the end, Maclean sets himself up to further the conflict even more " it'll be fun to see how Norgal handles fighting a new, powerful mystical force and what effects it'll have for the Isle of Barra. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Sep 9, 2015

    While it continually finds itself balancing on the knife-edge between silly and serious, Head Lopper is an utterly enjoyable read with a striking visual style, providing a decidedly original take on the swords and sorcery genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dawn of Comics Sep 25, 2015

    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. Read Full Review

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