Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Axe Cop: President of the World #1

Axe Cop: President of the World
Writer: Malachai Nicolle
Artist: Ethan Nicolle
July 25, 2012
Dark Horse

This is my first Axe Cop comic, and am I ever glad I decided to buy it.

If you're somehow unfamiliar with the premise of this book, here's what you need to know: Axe Cop is written by an eight-year old and drawn by his older brother, and tells the story of Axe Cop, a cop with an axe.

Oh yeah, he's now declared himself the President of the World, and has declared Axeville (formerly Oakville, WA) the capital of the World. God sets up a force field to protect the earth from bad guys for a million years, and a man made of Goo (called Goo Cop) keeps harassing Axe Cop to save his family from aliens.

As you can probably tell, the story is completely random, going in a different direction on nearly every page. The cartoon-like art style perfectly captures the energy and silliness of the story, and the art style of Axe Cop in general reminds me a lot of two of my favourite comedy series, The Tick and Flaming Carrot. Even if the story makes no sense (seriously, things get really strange at Weird Ape Planet), Ethan's art is very good and reminds me a lot of both Erik Larsen and Bob Burden.

If somehow this crazy book has flown under your radar, President of the World #1  is your chance to jump in to the weird, random adventures of Axe Cop. 

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