Title Head Lopper Vol. 1
Author Andrew MacLean, Mike Spicer
Series Head Lopper
Genre Fantasy, Humour
Page Length 275
Publication Date 5 Oct 2016
Publisher Image Comics
Read Date Dec 2018
The Head Lopper, Norgal, and the nagging severed head of Agatha Blue Witch arrive on the Isle of Barra to find it overrun with beasts; minions of the Sorcerer of the Black Bog. When Queen Abigail hires Norgal and Agatha to slay the Sorcerer, our heroes trek across the island relieving the horrors of their heads – and playing right into the hands of a master manipulator.
I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. I expected this to be a run of the mill medieval-esque swords and sorcery fantasy, and it is that, but it’s got some heavy Xena: Warrior Princess vibes to it (there is even a character called Zhaania). It’s lighthearted fun, with some kick ass characters and fantastic comic relief. It’s very much aware of itself and intentionally hits every trope known to the genre.
The plot and pacing is surprisingly solid for such a story. The whimsical art isn’t breathtaking or anything but it’s pleasant enough and fits with the overall atmosphere. I think as long as it’s not taken too seriously, this is a very enjoyable, amusing, and entertaining comic. I will be checking out volume 2 very soon.
Anyway, I’m off to binge rewatch Xena: Warrior Princess. Until next time, Peace and Love.