Graphic Novel: Axe Cop Volume 1

Graphic Novel: Axe Cop Volume 1Axe Cop Volume 1 by Malachai Nicolle
Series: Axe Cop #1
Published by Dark Horse Comics on January 4th 2011
Genres: Graphic Novel
Pages: 144
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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 try-outs 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.

I really enjoyed this first compilation of the web comic Axe Cop, written by a pair of brothers – Malachai who is 5 year old comes up with all the ideas and plots and Ethan, his older brother is 29 and does the illustrations. Together, it's made for some hysterical adventures for Axe Cop. 

The set up of the graphic novel made for an interesting read. There's individual stories and then a compilation of "Ask Axe Cop" in which each one gets an explanation of how the question was answered. I love the illustrations and the crazy ideas in these comics. 

Definitely a bit zany at times but overall entertaining, I will probably start following the actual web comic after getting a taste of the story and characters. I love the concept of a small child coming up with these ideas for someone to draw. It reminds me a bit of the Youtube show Written by a Kid. Check this graphic novel out if you have the chance, it made me laugh quite a bit. 

Kristen

Kristen is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. Kristen is an Elementary School Library Media Specialist in the Chicago suburbs who loves reading. Why else would she be a librarian?

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