Axe Cop: American Choppers #1

Axe Cop: American Choppers #1

Writer: Malachai Nicolle Artist: Ethan Nicolle Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 21, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12
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President of the World Axe Cop reunites with Super Axe, an old friend from college, and the two of them decide to start a superteam of axe-wielding heroes to defend America, called the American Choppers. They are joined by Captain Axe, Axe Girl, Axe Woman, Axe Dog, and other axe-wielding heroes. The only problem is that there are no bad guys left, but that all changes when mysterious giant creatures attack the city!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Neil Rodriguez May 22, 2014

    The art in this book is just amazing as well, I love how the artist just splashes color to the pages, its vivid, cartoony, but it goes hand in hand with the over the top story telling that the comic is providing. One of my favorite art pages is actually the second page of the book. Where Axe Cop just goes off to fight crime in his dinosaur which is armed with two chain-guns. That page sums up the wacky adventure that you will be taken to in Axe Cop: The American Choppers. Overall, Axe Cop: The American Choppers is a fun book, that pushes the imagination, and it is filled great art that matches the craziness that is Axe Cop. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - Gregory Paul Silber May 14, 2014

    If a comic's greatness can be judged purely on the virtue of its entertainment value (which, in most cases, should probably be the case), then Axe Cop is one of the greatest comics ever conceived. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Jeffrey May 21, 2014

    If you want to laugh out loud and actually have fun reading comics, then you're messing up by not buying Axe Cop: American Choppers. If you don't want to LOL and have fun reading comics then you should get your head chopped off. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Jesse Quick-Rincon May 20, 2014

    Overall I love this comic and I will always love this series. If I had any true critiques its only that it drags a little bit too long. I read the original series through their website and I think that as a full length comic it could actually stand to have a couple pages reduced or possibly be broken down into some smaller stories. But this is a tiny little nitpick on the back of a beast that is both great and fearsome. A tyrannosaurus rex with sweet sunglasses and machineguns for arms that simply can not be stopped. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston May 22, 2014

    Oh, hell. Forget everything even remotely negative I said in this review. Go buy “Axe Cop: American Choppers” #1 now so we can pay for Malachai's Harvard tuition and make him president. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 22, 2014

    The stream-of-consciousness approach and hyper-violence are great, and the comic is genuinely funny, not just silly. The idea of a world called Captain Planet where all the captains of pop culture dwell is particularly inspired. Bring on more Axe Cop! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Backwards Compatible - Paul Fiander May 23, 2014

    I started with a question about whether it mattered that this book was crafted in the obscure, after reading I can say it is not for all but if like me you enjoy the occasional trip into the crazier side of a creators psyche then this should be a book that is on your radar. The fact the writer is a Ten year old just makes this a roller-coaster journey you should not miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Kierra Prince May 19, 2014

    I couldn't be more excited for the continuation of the series and I can only assume that this is going to be a case of the first issue getting lost among characters and origins. Axe Cop is a series that can literally go in any direction and is limited only by imagination. Which, in the case of a now 10-year-old Malachai, is essentially limitless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett May 20, 2014

    While not one for everyone, it's definitely one for everyone with a sense of humour – not to mention fans of Adult Swim – as it has a very “this is actually for adults, but we're pretty sure kids will enjoy it as well” feel to it. Go buy this book, go on, tell them we sent you or I'll find you with my axe. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson May 20, 2014

    Sure it's silly but that's what makes it a great comic. The joke may wear thin at times but Malachai has brought some great nuances between characters to break up the fun and action. Ethan's art is still a joy to behold as he captures the fun and spirit of his younger brother's stories. If you like Axe Cop already you won't be disappointed and if you are new to the party this is a great time to jump in. Axe Cop: American Choppers is flat-out fun and entertaining!There needs to be more comics like this. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido May 21, 2014

    I'm not trying to say Axe Cop is a bad comic as in many ways it isn't bad at all; the artwork is very nice and it's brimming with creativity. No the better descriptor for Axe Cop is an adequate comic; it is adequate for the task it's set for itself namely being a strait one-to-one transliteration of whatever random crazy thing its child author had to say at the moment and that's a noble goal but not really a sustainable one for someone whose reading the comic and hoping to get a lot out of the experience. If you're just picking up the issue for a brief, fun, one and done experience you'll be satisfied and I imagine the insanity of the comic is probably a delight to behold while stoned but if you're sober and looking for more I'd recommend setting your sites a little higher but as I said; recommended if you're looking for some good comic book junk food. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed May 28, 2014

    It took me a little while to get into the book, and it wasn't an easything to do. I do tend to approach comic's as literature, because Ibelieve in the medium as art. But art doesn't always have to be deadlyserious, and about the time an RV became a hot-air balloon at the touchof a button, I started to laugh at how silly everything was. And Ithink that's the point. I let go of being an adult for a little while,and I had a lot of fun reading this book. Any book being able toaccomplish that for you deserves your $3.99! Read Full Review

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