Andrew MacLean’s fantasy series kicks off new story arc: “HEAD LOPPER and the CRIMSON TOWER”
Critically acclaimed cartoonist Andrew MacLean (ApocalyptiGirl) will launch a new story arc in his ongoing swords-and-sorcery-but-mostly-swords quarterly series HEAD LOPPER this March.
In HEAD LOPPER #5, a daring new adventure awaits, looming like the Crimson Tower, home of Ulrich the Twice Damned, sworn enemy of Zhaania Kota Ka. With old friends and new, our heroes boldly enter the bloodied pinnacle with bare steel and steady hearts.
"HEAD LOPPER and the CRIMSON TOWER is an all-new HEAD LOPPER adventure that is chronological to HEAD LOPPER and the ISLAND or A PLAGUE of BEASTS,” said MacLean. “So, while returning readers will be excited to see a couple familiar faces, new readers should feel pretty comfortable hopping on board. Personally, I couldn't be more excited to start this new adventure. I hope you guys enjoy the ride.”
HEAD LOPPER #5, Cover A by MacLean (Diamond code: JAN170690) and Cover B by Tony Sandoval (Diamond code: JAN170691), hits comic book stores Wednesday, March 15th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, February 20th.
Select praise for HEAD LOPPER:
“MacLean’s high-contrast, minimalist art style is heavily inspired by Mignola’s work on Hellboy, although there’s a clean, animated quality to MacLean’s work that gives it a smoother look than Mignola’s increasingly rough art… could easily be mistaken for Mignola, with its haunting mood, stark composition, and atmospheric graphic elements in the web of branches above and inky water below, but there’s a roundness to MacLean’s style that makes his art less severe, which is much more appropriate for the lighter tone of his storytelling.” —The Onion’s A.V. Club
“MacLean’s art has the spirit of a woodcut and the flair of a late-night cartoon, and with one minimalist action sequence after another, it has head-lopped its way into my heart.” —Multiversity Comics
“Action-packed, bloody, and sometimes humorous, HEAD LOPPER is a solid fantasy epic the likes of which has to be seen to be believed.” —ComicsVerse
“HEAD LOPPER is a glorious visual buffet, filled to the brim with crazy action and intriguing characters.” —Comicosity
“MacLean’s crafted an inky scenario that reeks of potential crossover appeal.” —Paste Magazine