Axe Cop

Axe Cop

Volume 1

eBook - 2010
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Bad guys, beware! Evil aliens, run for your lives! Axe Cop is here, and he's going to chop your head off! We live in a strange world, and our strange problems call for strange heroes. That's why Axe Cop - along with his partner Flute Cop and their pet T. Rex Wexter - is holding tryouts to build the greatest team of heroes ever assembled. Created by five-year-old Malachai Nicolle and illustrated by his older brother, the cartoonist Ethan Nicolle, Axe Cop Volume One collects the entire original run of the hit webcomic that has captured the world's attention with its insanely imaginative adventures. Whether he's fighting gun-toting dinosaurs, teaming up with Ninja Moon Warriors or answering readers' questions via his insightful advice column, Ask Axe Cop, the adventures of Axe Cop and his incomparable team of crime fighters will delight and perplex even the most stoic of readers. Axe Cop debuted in January 2010 to glowing reviews from Entertainment Weekly, Wired and dozens of other newspapers and magazines. Comics website Newsarama said, Axe Cop wins the award for best comic ever!. --Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781621151692
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (130 pages : chiefly illustrations)
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Additional Contributors: Nicolle, Ethan


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Apr 17, 2017

Hated it! I realize as an older woman, I am very far from the target audience for this book, but I didn't realize when I requested it that it was actually a story devised and dictated by a 5 yr old to his older, adult brother who transcribed this story. It is so very much like the endless stories my son used to tell me. He could rattle on for at least an hour without any prompting from me; his storylines became progressively absurd but he was always very proud of his efforts and endlessly entertained and amused by the stories. This seemed to me to be almost the same thing - I am not amused. It is too much to accept these stories from another child who is a stranger to me and, I think, not as amusing as my kid. But, of course, I am terrifically prejudiced.

CRRL_CraigG Jun 26, 2015

Contained in these pages is a frenzy of unchecked childhood imagination that has been given infinite space to roam free. Malachai invents adventures involving machine gun-toting dinosaurs on the Moon and magic babies with unicorn horns.

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KateHillier Mar 27, 2014

I'm glad this exists if nothing else. Honestly I think it got a little too insane for me to properly like but I like that there is this brother/brother team making a comic of the epic battles you'd make up in your head when you were five. Imaginative is the word here but I think my favourite parts were the Ask Axe Cop sections. Probably because they were short and sweet. Art wise I don't think anyone could have done a fire breathing T-rex with machine guns for arms any better

Nov 22, 2013

This book was conceived and written by a 5-year old. And by that I don't mean it was like it was written by a 5-year old. I mean it was actually written by a 5-year old, no lie. And not some 5-year old genius prodigy or anything like that. Just a regular 5-year old. So, as you would expect, the plot is not good. The art is pretty cool (the art is not drawn by the 5-year old) and the drawings sometimes enhance the humor and might get you a few laughs, but mostly it's just inane babbling, as you would expect when you read something written by a pre-schooler. I do not recommend it for adults or anybody over the age of like 7-8 tops. If that's something that you are interested in, that's cool. Just thought you might like to know what to expect. For me, it seemed worth giving a shot, but it's definitely not for me. It is very imaginative and creative, but it just doesn't read well.

Nov 21, 2012

I don’t read many graphic novels. But my husband does, and he will inevitably pick up any that I bring into the house. He got about a third of the way through Axe Cop and gave it back to me saying it reminded him of Captain Underpants. After reading it myself, I have to agree with him. That’s not a criticism. Our son was a great fan of Captain Underpants and I will definitely be recommendingAxe Cop to him.

JCLAustinJ Oct 28, 2011

The most imaginative graphic novel I have ever read. I have not read anything with such wonderful child like enthusiasm since Calvin and Hobbes.


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