When I was younger (8 to 14 years ago, roughly) I read a comic book that I distinctly remember one thing from: a particular weapon.

It was a crossbow that fired a 'bolt' that unfolds mid-air into a horizontal sword/knife-like projectile which then proceeds to decapitate the opponent. After unfolding, the blade flew almost like an airplane, albeit a very sharp one that will cut whatever it makes contact with. I made a very crude illustration of how I remember the bolt being fired and unfolding:

Diagram of how the projectile unfolded

Other than that I remember that it was definitely set in a fantasy or sci-fi world, not current day Earth. I don't remember if the comic book was English or Dutch, it could be either. I do remember that it was in color.

  • Punisher: War Journal and its "gun that shoots swords" has been ruled out. Not fantasy, more stabby than slicey. i.sstatic.net/xT4nr.jpg
    – FuzzyBoots
    Mar 7, 2019 at 18:32

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Vicente Segrelles, El Mercenario (The Mercenary)

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  • Yes! This is it!
    – orlp
    Mar 7, 2019 at 21:58
  • That is freaking cool. Does the weapon have a particular name?
    – Jenayah
    Mar 7, 2019 at 22:04

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