- Series: Axe Cop (Book 3)
- Paperback: 120 pages
- Publisher: Dark Horse Books (March 20, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1595829113
- ISBN-13: 978-1595829115
- Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.3 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,072,867 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Axe Cop Vol. 3 Paperback – March 20, 2012
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Malachai's storytelling is all over the place, and it's part of the fun. It doesn't pay to question things when Axe Cop, while grimly dispensing justice, crosses paths with zombies and robots and an endless gallery of dinosaurs. For whatever reason, when the sun goes down, Axe Cop can be seen wearing a black catsuit. His preferred weapon is, of course, a wicked sharp axe which he wields to chop bad guys' heads off! Axe Cop doesn't have girls on his super crimefighting team because he thinks that "Girls are not good fighters." The non-sequiturs are constant. There's an unintentional subversive tone. AXE COP comes close to matching Gary Larson's THE FAR SIDE in terms of loopiness.
While you marvel at Malachai's dizzying imagination, don't neglect Ethan's contributions. His artwork is often overlooked and undervalued, but he's the one who so adeptly visually interprets his kid brother's stream-of-consciousness salvos. Credit Ethan, too, for keeping the narrative coherent - or, anyway, somewhat coherent.Read more ›
Well the result is confirmation that inside every eight year old boy is a genocidal, psychopath. Mass murder, child abuse, arrogance, gender bias, and a bit homicidal rage are the traits of the Heroes of Ethan's stories. The bad guys are mostly just stupid. And as expected from the imagination of an eight year old the stories are full of improbable plots, twist and turns, and the convenience of having the ability to create and magically wish away the problems and shortcomings as they appear in the natural arc of the storyline. Otherwise great stuff for an eight year old.
It was fun to see the world from an eight year old perspective. (As a side note: We have broken a generation of children with our recycling propaganda, in Ethan's stories there is literally a specific trash for everything. Even the heads of bad guys get a specific trash bin; clown heads in one, general thugs in another.) It was also fun to relive some of those old imaginative stories I at least made up when I played with my action figures, full of the same plot holes and improbable twists as Ethan's stories. But they get old story after story, eventually you want something that makes sense and isn't going to go sideways just because it can
The fact that Ethan keeps his little brother's imagination alive while adding depth and plot is amazing, not to mention his fantastic sketching skills.
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All good, one of our favorite comics. However this issue is only black and white throughout, no color. Had I known this I would not have bought.Published on July 21, 2014 by K A Mauch
If you have a kid, know someone with a kid or were ever a kid yourself you will find something to love about AXE COP!Published on May 1, 2012 by Hwy61Joe