This is how little boys think. Yes, Axe Cop, the story of a cop with an axe. Created by Malachai and Ethan Nicolle, a pair of brothers who love to hang out together. You see, Malachi is a kid. He was 5 when Axe Cop was created, with his comic illustrator brother who was 29 at the time. They would play together, with Malachi inventing stories and characters on the fly, the same way all little boys play. Ethan would just take these stories, streamline them, and put them out as a web comic. The only editing he would do is just to make sure that the story flowed a little more logically.
Okay, logic is a stretch, but this is what I mean: the stories are pure, unadulterated (literally) imagination. They are violent, but only in the way a little kid obsessed with dinosaurs and superheroes could think of. They are crude, using plenty of poop jokes because poop is funny. They are utterly bizarre, with a T-Rex with sunglasses and machine guns for arms and a baby with a magical unicorn horn that grants wishes.
Axe Cop has been going for nearly 2 years now, so you can almost track the growth of Malachi as he gets older, so you can sort of figure out how boys grow up (do we ever?).
The Axe Cop world is ever expanding. From its humble start as a web comic intended for friends and family, it has expanded to print issues by Dark Horse, collections of the web material (Volume 3 in February), Hallowe'en costumes and a theme pack for the Munchkin card game.
The web comic is free and there is a full archive, so if you want to know what it's all about, get to it right now. Otherwise, go ahead and get the issues from Dark Horse.
And just for a taste, here is one of my favorites.
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