The simplest misunderstandings can mutate into major headaches for heroes, but if there's one villain-slayer who can rise above Kafkian circumstances unscathed, it's brothers Ethan and Malachai Nicolle's Axe Cop. Following the rollout of the first Axe Cop collection in December, Dark Horse Comics is continuing to chop at evil with the release of Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth #1, the first in a three-issue miniseries that pits Axe Cop and his partner Dinosaur Soldier against jealous good guys who are transformed into villains by evil alien invaders. Hit the jump for our exclusive six-page preview from Dark Horse.From Dark Horse's official solicitation info:

The amazing and hilarious comic is making its debut as an all--new Dark Horse miniseries this spring! Comics fans and fancy news blogs aren't the only ones to take notice of Axe Cop; now the so--called "real" police know about him, too. And if there's one thing police don't like, it's a guy with an axe who's better than they are at catching and dispatching bad guys! Now Axe Cop and his partner Dinosaur Soldier are being treated like bad guys, not only by the police, but by the president and the army, too! But when a pair of nasty villains barge in from outer space and turn the army into actual bad guys, who gets the call to set things right? Axe Cop!

Read the first six pages from Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth #1 below: