What do you get when you take a cop with an axe and toss a flying dinosaur with Gatling guns for arms? You get an absolutely brilliant comic series from Malachai Nicolle; a eight year old kid, and Ethan Nicolle his much older brother. No, that wasn’t a typo, the comic was created by a five year old in 2009. If you have not yet read it, get on it! No one has an imagination nearly as insane and outlandish as a five year old’s. Now, thanks to Dark Horse Comics, the newest installment of Axe Cop is on its way: Axe Cop: Vol. 3.
Although I am disappointed I didn’t get to read the entirety of Volume 3 right now, I am excited that I at least got a little sneak preview to satisfy my hunger. We open with a nice little introduction about how the comic came to be, which was very entertaining and almost a little heart warming, especially the part about mass homicide. In the preview story, Axe Cop reveals his second weakness, takes a chunk out of Earth, and receives the most awesome Christmas present of all time.
Villains from Planet X-Mas – referred to only as “Monsters” – are attempting to steal Christmas presents from Axe Cop’s homeland. But Axe Cop isn’t about to let that happen, even if it means taking on the entire planet… As usual, I laughed 90 percent of the time while spending the rest marveling at the fact that these stories that entertain me so dearly were conceived by a child. Half the time I’m laughing because I don’t even know whether this should qualify as a comic strip or a tale of legendary proportions. Keep up the good work, Ethan and Malachai!
Make sure to pick up Vol. 3 on March 28th! Enjoy this exclusive five-page sneak peak courtesy of Dark Horse Comics!