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At one time I worked on a story featuring these sword-and-sorcery Narbonic characters. It was one of several Sunday serials I planned to do after the Victorian story, but the Victorian story ended up taking all six years to finish. If I remember correctly, Helen would have been a magician/alchemist, Mell a barbarian, and Dave a guy who makes leather hats.

From the last line on this page, I gather Jude and Brian were Sluggy Freelance fans.

5 comments:
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: A guy who makes leather hats.

O...K.
So It Begins (soitbegins) says: P.S: Is 'Lop-Eared' referring to Mr. Bun from Sluggy Freelance?
Leon Arnott (l) says: Query: if Mell was a fantasy arc character, would she really use a battle-axe? I got the impression from her character profile that her heavy armament of guns and explosives is supposed to offset and humourously contrast with her puny, demure frame.
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:

Battle-axe?  What battle-axe?  I saw Mell in leather and chain mail, and my brain shorted out.  In this pose, she could be the centerfold for "Playbarbarian".

David Cunnius (capnq) says: Actually, Mel would use a Vorpal Battleaxe of Bloody Dismemberment (TM), or something like it. The humorous contrast here would come from her petite frame wielding her weight in heavy melee weapons.
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