In addition to the earlier reported “After Houdini” series debuting at Heroes Con, another book to keep your eyes out for is the totally unsubtle and brilliantly brutal “Head Lopper.”
Written and illustrated by Andrew MacLean, “Head Lopper” is what you’d get if Mike Mignola wrote an issue for Brian Wood’s “Northlanders” by way of James Stokoe’s “Orc Stain.” That might sound like a might and improbable boast, but it is never the less true; it’s a sleek combination of brutal artwork in a fast-paced viking storyline with witches and axes and everything in between. With books like “Conan” and “Helheim” reminding how intelligent barbarians and Nordic warriors can be in comics, “Head Lopper” is essentially the antithesis to it, offering up instead a headbanger of a book that goes well with a metal soundtrack and some devil horns.
It’s the start of a viking series that’s sure to grab attention with its sleek and stylized portrayal of comic violence, and with a bevy of creator-owned books to check out at Heroes, this assuredly should be at the top of your list. A great new book by a talented creator to watch, the book will be on sale from MacLean at HeroesCon at table AA-1121. It’s also available now online through MacLean’s webstore.
Here are some preview pages to get you excited for the throwdown:
Sharpen your axe and look for the book on sale this weekend at Heroes Con.
Nomadic warrior, Norgal and his unlikely companion, the severed head of Agatha the Blue Witch, have arrived on the rocky shores of the Scottish Isle of Barra. They come prepared to slay the sea serpent but can they survive all of the island’s deadly trials? And can they survive each other’s company?