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One of this year’s biggest webcomics success stories is Axe Cop, the webcomic created by five-year-old Malachai Nicolle and his older brother Ethan. Arriving Dec. 22 is the first Axe Cop collection, published by Dark Horse, who were kind enough to send out some preview pages today. If you’ve been wondering why the axe-wielding cop never married, well, you’ll find that answer on the last page.
Which is a good excuse to point out that the Nicolle brothers are having a big Christmas sale over in the Axe Shop, where you can find prints, shirts and more.
Check out preview pages and the solicitation text after the jump.
Axe Cop Volume 1
Writer: Malachai Nicolle
Artist: Ethan Nicolle
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 tryouts 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 1 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.
* Axe Cop debuted in January 2010 to glowing reviews from Entertainment Weekly, Wired, and dozens of other newspapers and magazines.
* Comics website Newsarama said, “Axe Cop wins the award for best comic ever!”
Publication Date: December 22, 2010
Format: B&W, 120 pages, 6″ x 9″ TPB