Thursday, March 10, 2011

Axe Cop = Great Comics!

From the fine folks at Dark Horse, "Axe Cop" tells the story of, well, Axe-Cop and his partner Dinosaur Soldier as they fight crime and aliens and mysterious planets. What makes Axe-Cop special? As the cover explains, it's written by six year old Ethan Nicolle and drawn by his thirty year old brother Malachai.

What you get is the glorious, unsullied imagination of six year old Ethan, translated by his brother. The first page of the first issue of the current mini-series ("Bad Guy Earth") sets the stage. Axe Cop and Dinosaur Soldier are at a diner when Axe Cop gets thirsty. He spots a cup of water on the next table and drinks it, only to be rebuked by a talking hammer. "You just drank my friend's brain!" The caption that follows explains it all:

It turned out that Mr. Hammer and Mr. Cup were having breakfast. And Axe Cop had accidentally drunk Mr. Cup's brain.

But then it's quickly off to other equally intriguing adventures. Axe Cop comes VERY highly recommended!