Monday, February 24, 2014

Axe Cop Returns with American Choppers


American Choppers is (was?) a show that focused on a family running a body shop who loved motorcycles. It may not be the ratings grabber it used to be, but the idea of choppers that/who are American isn't foreign to Dark Horse Comics. When they combine that concept with a property like Axe Cop, well, things are just going to get crazy. Crazier even most likely in Axe Cop: American Choppers bringing Ethan and Malachai Nicolle back for a three-part miniseries.

“Axe Cop is comics taken straight back to their source — to a child’s unharnessed imagination. And there’s also axes." said Axe Cop voice actor Patton Oswalt.

President of the World Axe Cop reunites with Super Axe (an old friend from college) and the two decide to start a superteam of axe-wielding heroes to defend America—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!

Axe Cop: American Choppers #1 debuts May 21 in comic shops everywhere. Catch up with Axe Cop Volumes 1–5. Full press release below.
AXE COP RETURNS WITH AMERICAN CHOPPERS!
Critically Acclaimed Nicolle Brothers Deliver Killer Miniseries!

FEBRUARY 21, MILWAUKIE, OR—Fresh off their television debut on FOX’s Animation Domination High-Def, Ethan and Malachai Nicolle return with a three-part miniseries chock full of action in Axe Cop: American Choppers!

Axe Cop is comics taken straight back to their source — to a child’s unharnessed imagination. And there’s also axes." said Axe Cop voice actor Patton Oswalt. 

President of the World Axe Cop reunites with Super Axe (an old friend from college), and the two decide to start a superteam of axe-wielding heroes to defend America—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!

Praise for Axe Cop:

“The brilliance is precisely a function of its incongruity.”

Axe Cop emerges as a wacked-out, irreverent hoot, full of colorful absurdities.”

“It’s a nonsensical but inventive and purely entertaining takeoff on superhero tales.”—New York Times

“So engaging that you can’t help but read this book all in one sitting.”
—IGN

Watch episodes of Axe Cop on Animation Domination High-Def!

Axe Cop: American Choppers #1 debuts May 21 in comic shops everywhere! Catch up with Axe Cop Volumes 1–5!

Malachai Nicolle was a five year old kid when he and his brother created Axe Cop together.  He is from rural Washington and he loves Dinosaurs, Ben 10, video games of all kinds, and anything involving bad guys getting destroyed.

Ethan Nicolle is 29 years old when he created Axe Cop with his brother.  He is a comic artist/writer living in Los Angeles. He is the writer/artist/creator of the Eisner Award nominated Chumble Spuzz (SLG Publishing). He currently has a couple of shows optioned at Cartoon Network and is working on the Axe Cop TV show at FOX ADHD, as well as his other web comic, Bearmageddon.

About Dark Horse

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

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