A test reel has surfaced online for the upcoming Axe Cop animated series based on the popular webcomic-turned print comic series by Ethan Nicolle and his younger brother Malachi (who was only 5-years old when the series first launched in 2009). Earlier this year, FOX had announced that they would be adapting the popular webcomic series for their new late-night animation block, Domination High Def, one that they hope will eventually be able to compete with Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.
The series follows Axe Cop, a police officer who wields an axe and takes on adventures with a flute, a mini-gun-packing Tyrannosaures Rex and a magical baby complete with a unicorn horn as his companions. Was this built for animation or what?
The popular webcomic was eventually picked up for print by Dark Horse Comics and has since gained a loyal following amongst readers. Fox has already ordered six 15-minute episodes of the series which are set to begin airing next summer on Fox’s Animation Domination High Def.