AXE COP, A Comic Created By A 5-Year-Old, Being Developed As A Fox Animated Series

It's try, try again for Fox as they make another attempt at dethroning NBC's Saturday Night Live. This time they are hoping to conquer Saturday nights with a brand new animated line-up.

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By nailbiter111 - 4/25/2012


Axe Cop has been given the green-light by Fox and will be slated for their new late-night Saturday lineup.
Fox has ordered six fifteen-minute episodes of the show and plans to debut it early next year as part of its previously announced late-night Saturday animation block. The network expects to air about an hour of first-run animation programming, including a number of recurring series and a slew of animated shorts. - Vulture


In the past Fox created their own sketch comedy show MadTV, and when that show headed south they followed up with ill advised, The Wanda Sykes Show, but they are now pinning their late-night hopes to a comic book created by a five-year-old. Yes, you heard that right. Axe Cop is a joint creation of two brothers with age gap of two decades. One is a professional artist, 30-year-old Ethan Nicolle, and the other is the writer, little brother Malachai, who is now a 7-year-old.



The AXE COP saga began on a Christmas visit to see my family. My Father, a man with very healthy loins, has managed to produce a variety of children, ranging from me, a 29 year old comic book artist, to my 5 year old brother Malachai, a 5 year old boy genius, with four other siblings in between. During the visit Malchai was running around with his toy fireman axe and he said he was playing "Axe Cop." He asked me to play with him, and I asked what my weapon was... so he brought me a toy flute (actually a recorder). I told him I would rather be Axe Cop then Flute Cop, and he seemed just fine with being Flute Cop. The story that followed became more and more brilliant, until I couldn't contain myself and I had to draw the whole thing into a one page comic. From there the saga continued, and over the course of my week-long visit we cranked out the first four episodes of AXE COP.


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I don't want to spoil anything for anyone, but in about five years I'm gonna predict a lot more boobs in Axe Cop.

Source: vulture
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Ashdm - 4/25/2012, 1:37 PM
... What?
venomvsspidey11 - 4/25/2012, 1:39 PM
Axe Cop is the bomb!
elcaballerooscuro92 - 4/25/2012, 1:39 PM
fox buys anything
chasesuperremey - 4/25/2012, 1:41 PM
ok this looks real dumb!
Jollem - 4/25/2012, 1:41 PM
read about this book some time ago in Wizard magazine. i miss Wizard. i bought almost all of them without subscription. i support my local comic shop.
ThaMessenger07 - 4/25/2012, 1:42 PM
Yes sir! Love me some Axe Cop! That kid is gonna grow up to be a genius writer!
MassExecutions - 4/25/2012, 1:50 PM
YOU NAYSAYER SHUT IT AND GO READ THE COMIC!

Hilarious stuff! Especially if you have kids. So funny.

Also...FREE! So read it!
TheGuillotine - 4/25/2012, 1:50 PM
It's the ramblings of a 5 year old. Any kid who plays says this same stuff, my daughter when she was 5, did as well. I just wasn't smart enough to capitalize on it.
ThaMessenger07 - 4/25/2012, 1:53 PM
well.....I love me some "Dear John"

He was so misunderstood....
TheDpool - 4/25/2012, 1:54 PM
I heard FOX bought the rights to Dildo Crocidle and Banana hammock Monkey!!!!

Created by 5 year old me
nailbiter111 - 4/25/2012, 1:56 PM
are we talking about the Judd Hirsch "Dear John?"
KingGhost519 - 4/25/2012, 2:00 PM
If you have any second guesses about this, I suggest you read it first. You can never go wrong with the mind of an innocent child.
marvel72 - 4/25/2012, 2:05 PM
what the f*ck is axe cop? never mind i don't really give a shit.

@ teabag

fantastic gif.
KingEmperor - 4/25/2012, 2:07 PM
Well, here's to hoping the parents don't squander the kid's royalties!
jazzman - 4/25/2012, 2:09 PM
good luck to the kid hope AXE COP does well
SmellofDuty - 4/25/2012, 2:13 PM
@Teabag that's an amazing gif!!! And as for me, I'm all for a good animated comedy.
DoomXfactor - 4/25/2012, 2:13 PM
The drawings are top notch but what kind of education does this 5 year old have? has he been with a woman? how many college degrees does he have? I NEED CREDIBILITY!!!!
alexi52 - 4/25/2012, 2:13 PM
a 5 year old wrote it and it's still smarter then some of the stuff on tv right now
neopunch - 4/25/2012, 2:25 PM
marvel72 - 4/25/2012, 2:35 PM
@ neopunch

i love that cadbury's advert.
Supes17 - 4/25/2012, 3:16 PM
hahaha wtf neopunch? LOLOLOLOL
repulse93 - 4/25/2012, 4:01 PM
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FUND IT!
jimoakley666 - 4/25/2012, 4:52 PM
What? A FOX cartoon? Bah! Everyone knows it should be made into a 1970's style Hammer Horror film

http://jimoakley666.deviantart.com/gallery/24985317#/d2wbzn2
ClarkFarley2012 - 4/25/2012, 5:43 PM
Mad TV was great until the original cast dipped on them or fired or whateva happened.
AlSimmons - 4/25/2012, 7:00 PM
Can't wait to see Flute Cop/Avocado Soldier/Dinosaur Soldier
johan02 - 4/25/2012, 7:19 PM
OH MY SWEET CRISPY CRIST!! You have GOT TO BE shitting me?!! I have been writing and drawing my own comics since I was 4 and THIS little shit gets a green light from FOX??!!! I swear to god, were all gonna die. The world HAS TO BE ending now.
MovieTheaterLad - 4/25/2012, 7:31 PM
This comic is so unbelievably funny and creative. It made me laugh probably more than any other comic I've ever read.
MassExecutions - 4/26/2012, 7:04 AM
@johan02 - Calm down. Ethan Nicolle, the artist, has been working to earn his chops in the industry for a long time and is a good guy. Be happy for his success.
felixxx - 4/28/2012, 7:11 PM
WTF? Really!? W T F?
felixxx - 4/28/2012, 7:19 PM

Stupid and ridiculous story + cheap and shitty animation = US cartoon

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