The final issue of the mini-series Axe Cop: The American Choppers is out. Let me just say that from the start, reading Axe Cop has been a full throttle petal to the metal experience and this last issue was super fun and a doozy. From the first page of this last issue you get all the tie ins to the story but not only that, but you also get some really cool and funny reveals pertaining to Axe Cop and Captain Axe and not only do you get some nice reveals there is also an epic battle between good and evil for all the marbles in planet earth. One of the things I really enjoyed about Axe Cop: The American Choppers throughout the entire series was the humor. Nicolle mixes the origins with a touch of humor that made reading the mini quite fun. Also, another lich pin of the mini was the story between Axe Cop and Captain Axe it from their first meeting to final reveal their relationship takes a rollercoaster ride that at the end made their relationship stronger. I hope that there are more team ups with the Captain and Axe Cop I really enjoyed this side of story and their interactions.
The art in this book as throughout the entire series was solid. There is not much more I can say about this that I haven’t said already. The art is tight, and consistent in every page, the art in the book is another staple that makes this book such a great read and experience.
Going into this mini where I had never read an Axe Cop comic I had really low expectations. Mostly because my first experience was the TV show and the show was rather lackluster and limited to what they can do with the character. After reading this mini I have changed my entire perspective on Axe Cop primarily because of the comic. In the comic the creators have more freedom as to what they can do with the comic and that is why I loved the comic so much and it change how I felt about this character.
Overall, the series was super fun, great humor, clever plot twists and a great read. Fans of the character will enjoy this book very much, but I also felt that it’s a book were newer reader to Axe Cop can jump in and get to enjoy the wild ride that is Axe Cop.
Writer: Malachai Nicolle Artist: Ethan Nicolle Colors: Dirk Erik Schulz Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Price: $3.99 Release Date: 7/23/14 Format: Mini-Series, Print/Digital