Marrying the whimsy of a five-year-old with the bonafides of a 29-year-old graphic novelist, “Axe Cop” is all kinds of silly fun. With characters like yes, Axe Cop (and his brother Flute Cop, who wields a recorder), Avocado Soldier (he’s an avocado…and a soldier!), and Uni-Baby (a baby with a horn) and Uni-man (pictured), the comic loosely follows the ragtag danger-fighting adventures of its goofy crew.
The comic started when artist Ethan Nicolle was visiting his little brother Malachai this Christmas. “When I visit, he [tells] me his ideas and I draw them sometimes, like slug scientists and robots,” the elder Nicolle tells EW. “ ‘Axe Cop’ just sort of exploded into something bigger.” Malachai creates the narrative, and his big brother – whose work includes the Chumble Spuzz series – gives it a traditional comic-book look.
I’m totally smitten with “Axe Cop,” PopWatchers. Are we looking at the next great comic franchise?