When Axe Cop first started as a co-production between five year-old Malachai Nicolle and his 29 year-old brother Ethan, one of the first thoughts that went through the minds of readers -- once we were done with stuff like "this is amazing" and "you have to see this" -- was how long it could go. The charm of the series that came from Ethan interpreting Malachai's unrestrained creativity and translating it to the page was, by its very nature, on a time limit as Malachai grew up.
That was over four years ago, and now, we're living in a world where Axe Cop is a smash hit, with print comics from Dark Horse and an animated series on Fox. On March 6, Malchai turned 10, a milestone that led Ethan to reconsider how the comic works.
Knowing what to buy anyone during the holidays can make for a pretty dicey season of giving. But toy collectors with discerning tastes? That's usually gift card territory. But it doesn't have to end that way! We're here to help with a guide breaking down some of the most awesome action figure and toy options for the young and young at heart (mostly the latter). Whatever your articulated plastic budget is this year, we've got recommendations sure to please. Hit the jump for ComicsAlliance's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide to Awesome Action Figures.
Apparently pleased with Axe Cop and High School USA! scoring 1.5 million viewers during their Animation Domination High Def block debuts on July 27, Fox has upped its episode orders for each show from the new program block's entry-level 6 to full dozen quarter-hour episodes.
Expanding on its initial action figure and plush line debuts at Toy Fair, Mezco hit San Diego Comic-Con International with loads of new Axe Cop toys. Coming in 2014 is a full second wave of action figures pulled straight from Ethan and brother Malachai Nicolle's webcomic/Dark Horse comic/Fox ADHD cartoon including figures of Axe Cop in his cat suit and president attire, plus the Candy Candy monster and the the previously seen Baby Man. New plushies include Dr. Doo-Doo and a huggable Axe Cop.
Though observant listeners to early clips of Fox's new Axe Cop animated show were pretty certain Parks and Recreation actor Nick Offerman, Ron F**king Swanson himself, would play the titular mustachioed officer, Axe Cop co-creator Ethan Nicolle confirmed it, along with the rest of a truly stellar cast, on his blog.
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Axe Cop, Ethan Nicolle and little brother Malachai Nicolle's webcomic-turned-Dark Horse comic-turned-animated series starring Nick Offerman can tack on one more credential: Mezco toy line. Coming in July, Mezco's first action figure wave will feature Axe Cop, Avocado Soldier, Wexter, Doody Soldier and Doctor Doo Doo, and Baby Man...
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