Review: Axe Cop: President of the World #1 from @ENicolle and @DarkHorseComics – Axe-cellent (sorry)
Short Version: Axe Cop: President of the World #1 is, as you would expect, full on craziness. You never know what’s going to come next. Filled with glorious nonsense, it’s frequently hilarious and often imaginative.
Writer: Malachai Nicolle
Artist: Ethan Nicolle
Axe Cop: President of the World #1 (of 3) ostensibly picks up the story of Axe Cop (which, if you are not familiar, is a cop with an axe and a penchant for taking down the bad guys) from where Bad Guy Earth leaves off. Still, the amount of catching up you have to do if you didn’t read Bad Guy Earth to be prepared for the events of President of the World is pretty minimal. Well, I’m not sure you can ever be prepared for the events of Axe Cop but, basically, Axe Cop has rid the Earth of all of the bad guys but learns that they will return in 1 million years.
To tell you much more than that would be to ruin the joy of Axe Cop, which is seeing what Malachai Nicolle (age 8) and Ethan Nicolle (age 31) have in store for you. Axe Cop is hilarious in completely unexpected ways because, in part, of the complete lack of concern with continuity or making sense. I think it’s hilarious, but I know that some people will find its nonsequiters and sudden diversions to be off-putting. If you’re not sure, you can always check out Axe Cop online, where there are a ton of comics posted.
The art is a perfect match for the writing and Nicolle manages to capture the level of ridiculousness of President of the World perfectly. This is just great fun, never taking itself too seriously. Axe Cop: President of the World #1 is on sale now and is the first issue of a three-issue mini-series. Also: It is absolute madness. In the best way.