Basketful of heads

Joe Hill

Book - 2020

"June Branch visits her boyfriend, Liam, on Brody Island for a relaxing last weekend of summer. After an escaped group of criminals breaks into the house that June and Liam are watching, Liam is taken by them. June grabs a strange Viking axe and flees from the intruders. When one of the attackers finds her, she swings the axe and takes off his head, which rolls away and begins to babble in terror. For June to uncover the truth, she'll need to hear the facts straight from the mouths of ...her attackers, with ... or without their bodies attached."--Provided by publisher.

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Series
DC Black label
Hill House comics
Subjects
Genres
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels
Horror comics
Published
Burbank, CA : DC Comics [2020]
Language
English
Item Description
"Originally published in single magazine form in Basketful of Heads 1-7."--Indicia.
"Basketful of Heads created by Joe Hill"--Opposite title page.
"Joe Hill presents Hill House comics"--Back cover.
"DC Black Label."
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Audience
Rated: Ages 17+.
ISBN
9781779502971
1779502974
Main Author
Joe Hill (author)
Other Authors
Leomacs (artist), Riccardo La Bella (penciler), Dave Stewart (colourist), Deron Bennett (letterer)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

After spending the summer of 1983 apart, June Branch travels to visit her boyfriend, Liam, on the small, tourist-destination island where he's spent the past few months working as an auxiliary policeman. June is hoping for a romantic, relaxing weekend before the start of the fall semester; instead, she fights for survival when Liam is taken hostage by four escaped criminals during an island-wide blackout caused by a powerful tropical storm. After defending herself with an eighth-century battle-axe from a collection of Viking artifacts in the home where she and Liam are staying, June discovers the decapitated head of her attacker still alive and capable of speech. Carrying the axe in one hand and wicker basket containing a babbling human head in the other, June sets out on a grisly odyssey to rescue the man she loves. VERDICT Hill (Full Throttle: Stories) packs this wildly entertaining debut release from his new horror imprint, Hill House, with plenty of twists and turns, as June's journey results in a dark secret coming to light and many, many more decapitations. Copyright 2020 Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"June Branch visits her boyfriend, Liam, on Brody Island for a relaxing last weekend of summer. After an escaped group of criminals breaks into the house that June and Liam are watching, Liam is taken by them. June grabs a strange Viking axe and flees from the intruders. When one of the attackers finds her, she swings the axe and takes off his head, which rolls away and begins to babble in terror. For June to uncover the truth, she'll need to hear the facts straight from the mouths of her attackers, with...or without their bodies attached."--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When her boyfriend is kidnapped by an escaped group of criminals, June grabs a strange Viking axe and beheads the attackers, which leads to the unexpected, forcing June to uncover the truth about the weapon she is wielding. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

#1 New York Times bestselling author Joe Hill asks, "With a cursed Viking axe, what can you accomplish?" and June Branch is ready to answer!Heads will roll...June Branch is in trouble. She's trapped on Brody Island with nowhere to run. Her boyfriend, Liam, has been kidnapped. And four bloodthirsty escaped convicts will stop at nothing to find her.All poor June has to defend herself with is a strange Viking axe with the terrifying power to decapitate a person and leave their head still talking. If she's going to save Liam and herself, June will have to keep a cool head...or even a whole basketful of them!From #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joe Hill (NOS4A2, Locke & Key) comes Basketful of Heads, the first series in the smash-hit lineup of the Hill House Comics library. Featuring incredible artwork by Leomacs (Lucifer), this spine-tingling collection includes the entire seven-issue miniseries, as well as character designs and behind-the-scenes sketches.Collects issues #1-7.