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Review: Axe Cop Will Make You Believe in the Power of Imagination, Then Chop Your Head Off

Axe Cop may be silly, but it's also deeply beautiful.

Imagine seeing something you thought of when you were five become a mainstream animated series. That's the world Malachai Nicolle lives in. He co-created the webcomic Axe Cop with his older brother Ethan at that age, and Axe Cop the series premiered on Fox this past weekend. I went into the premiere with high hopes, and the show did not disappoint.

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Axe Cop Voice Cast Will Chop Your Heads Off With How Great It Is

Fox didn't consult us about the cast of Axe Cop, but if they did this is probably what we would have come up with.

Did you know that Nick Offerman wasn't officially Axe Cop until yesterday? I mean -- we've seen heard him be Axe Cop, but no one could officially say it until yesterday because of Offerman's deal with NBC and Axe Cop is a Fox project. Now, though, not only is that thing we already knew confirmed to be a thing that is, there are even more Axe Cop casting details and they're all amazing.

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New Axe Cop Trailer Teaches Us an Important Lesson in Friendship

We've seen a few previews of the Fox animated version of Axe Cop, and so far it's everything we could want a show that's basically written by a five-year-old to be. This latest trailer comes as part of Fox's upfronts presentation giving advertisers a look at their fall lineup. In it, we see a lot more characters from the Axe Cop universe, and we learn what's even better than friends.

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WonderCon Gets On Our Good Side, Gives Us the First Trailer for Axe Cop

Meddling Kids


We learned about a year ago that Axe Cop, a webcomic by five-year-old Malachai Nicolle and his 29-year-old brother Ethan, would be made into a TV show for Fox's Adult Swim-esque Animation Domination High-Def. It's been a long wait, but the first trailer finally debuted at this weekend's WonderCon. So behold! From the mind of a five-year-old: Axe Cop! About a cop with an axe. And aliens. And Hitler. And zombies. And… a poop monster? I'm sold. (via: Deadline) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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New Axe Cop Clip Confirms That Axe Cop Would The Be Finest Of All Possible Presidents

Many are the times we have wondered to ourselves "In a world of so much turmoil both at home and abroad, wouldn't we really be better off with Axe Cop running the show?" The answer, you will be unsurprised to learn, is "Yes, and by magnitudes of order." If these first couple teaser clips are any indication, we're starting to move from excited to drooling over the prospect of full episodes of Axe Cop coming to Fox this summer. Get a load of the latest clip below and learn just the latest reason we don't want to be caught on Bad Guy Planet, and also why we're never voting for a non-magical President again.

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I’ll Chop Your Heads Off! Fox Announces Axe Cop Release Date

Animation Test Asks What Axe Cop Does for Halloween, Confirms That Nick Offerman’s the Man

If you somehow missed the announcement earlier this year, Fox is bringing an animated version of the much-beloved Axe Cop webcomic to bear. It's set to be part of a new block of "late-prime" programming called Animation Domination HD, which is more or less the Fox equivalent of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block. Though the actual series won't be starting until next year, the good folks behind ADHD just uploaded an animation test featuring Nick Offerman. Given that it's also about Halloween, this is pretty much the best.

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Axe Cop Series Will Head New Animated Lineup on Fox

In surprising news of the day, Variety is reporting that Fox has purchased the rights to produce an animated version of the off-beat online comic Axe Cop. Starting with a batch of 15 minute shorts, the cartoons are envisioned by Adult Swim veteran and current Fox employee Nick Weidenfeld to head up a new "Animation Domination HD" primetime block. This could be great, guys.

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An Animated Axe Cop Series Is Coming, But Will It Also Be Written by Awesome Five-Year-Olds? (Spoiler: No.)

For great justice

Axe Cop, the web comic created by then-five-year-old Malachai Nicolle and drawn by his older brother Ethan Nicolle, will be adapted into an animated series for Fox's upcoming late-night animation block, Animation Domination HD. The series, which started out as a series of Facebook posts in 2009 before it became a Dark Horse title, will possibly hit the air in the 2013-2014 season. Cartoons for grown-ups = good news always.

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Munchkin Creator Announces Axe Cop Game

Yes. Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. Yes.

In news that literally caused my jaw to literally hit the floor, Munchkin card game creator Steve Jackson announced that a collaboration between himself and the creative half of Axe Cop that has a driver's license has resulted in Munchkin Axe Cop. Jackson made the announcement this morning on his blog, describing the new project:
Axe Cop and Munchkin are a perfect match. Doing this project will be total fun for me. Axe Cop has a manic energy that goes with the Munchkin story . . . kill the bad guys, take their stuff, and level up!
The game will be released in the third quarter of this year, and will feature original art from the Axe Cop creators. For the moment, the new game's slogan is, appropriately, "chop their heads off and take their stuff!" Upon reflection, I really cannot think of a better combination. Axe Cop, the anarchic creation of 5-year-old writer Malachai Nicolle and his 29-year-old artist brother Ethan Nicolle, is much loved for it's lunacy and child-mind logic. Munchkin, a card-based satire of role-playing games, reduces even the most stalwart to a childlike state with it's ludicrous cards and focus on backstabbing. Both Axe Cop and Munchkin shirk the rules of their genre, and focus on what's most important: Wild, unabashed fun. I simply cannot wait. (Daily Illuminator via BoingBoing)

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Live Action Axe Cop [HD Video]

Axe Cop: The Movie - Part 1 from Peter Muehlenberg on Vimeo.

So there's Axe Cop. And now there's Axe Cop in live action. And this is only the first episode. (Thanks Elan!)

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“Axe Cop” Creators Trade Seats, Results Amazing

Axe Cop found the perfect comedic alchemy between brothers Ethan Nicolle (age 30) and Malachi Nicolle (age 6), and has become a mainstay of webcomics since its debut in January 2010. The strength of the comic is not so much the story, but the production process. Each comic is written by Malachai and then drawn and interpreted by his older brother. The result has been that violent, anarchic kind of humor that only young boys can generate, spawning such memorable phrases as:
We should put these heads on a stick and hide bombs in them.
All of that changed on Thursday, when Malachai and Ethan switched roles putting the adult in the writer's chair. According to Ethan, who runs the website, the final product was not quite what he had intended.
I had a lot more I wanted to do in this story, but Malachai made an executive decision three panels in that he was bored and did not want to draw any more. So, my story about the Moon Warriors fighting a bear became the story of the Moon Warriors being eaten by the God of All Bears.
Frequent Axe Cop readers should note that while the comic is considered canon, the Moon Warriors are much beloved by Malachai, and are likely to return some time soon.

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Now You, too Can be an Axe Cop with New T-Shirt

Last week, we wrote about Axe Cop, the excellent, imaginative webcomic written by a five-year-old and illustrated by his older brother -- who happens to be Eisner-nominated cartoonist Ethan Nicolle. Since we wrote the post (because we wrote the post?) Axe Cop has exploded in popularity. According to the Axe Cop blog, they got so much traffic that they were booted from their hosting service. (Fortunately, they've since switched services, and the site is back up.) As of today, Axe Cop fans have a new way of expressing their love and appreciation, the only way the Internet knows how: by buying a t-shirt.

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Axe Cop: Sweet Webcomic Written by a Five-Year-Old (And Drawn by His Older Bro)

This is pretty sweet: Axe Cop, a comic written by a five-year-old, Malachai, and illustrated by his Eisner-nominated older brother, Ethan Nicolle. It is about the exploits of a cop, with an axe, who will chop your heads off with the axe, if you don't behave. Nicolle breaks down how it all began:

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