Big Issues: Action, atmosphere, and humor make Head Lopper an exciting read

Each week, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic book of significance. This week, it’s Head Lopper #2. Written and illustrated by Andrew MacLean (Apocalyptigirl, The Tomorrows) with colors by Michael Spicer (Sons Of Anarchy, Dead Drop), this issue is rollicking action narrative with immersive visuals and a charming central relationship. (Note: This review reveals major plot points.)

Feel free to judge Head Lopper #2 by its cover. With its hard-edged title font and evocative image of main character Norgal standing atop a pile of giant decapitated heads, it’s a strong representation of the metal attitude that drives cartoonist Andrew MacLean, and the interior contents will satisfy any reader attracted to the prospect of a huge barbarian slashing his way through fantastic opponents. The action is definitely the main appeal of this title, and MacLean dedicates a sizable portion of his story to dynamic fight sequences showing …

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