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Like bUCKET__, I immediately thought of the ending of the Book of Job. In fact, I was wondering if *that’s* where the remarriage comes from (Job gets a new wife and has new kids).
But Link and Ethan himself point out that perhaps “remary” is here a consequence of the notion that babies come from “getting married.”
Also, I love the description of the night monster (especially the “dumb gangster skateboard”) and the fact that Axecop melts it, just as it melted him!
If the babies had “melted back to normal” what would have happened to the fully-grown night monster, I wonder?
Haha, I love it! I also used to believe that babies were conceived through marriage.
This is nowhere near as sad as the mermaid story.
Ethan, the night monster might be my favorite monster you have ever created.
Ethan, I’m not sure why anyone complained about this ending. It was hilarious BECAUSE it was dark and the fact that Malachai doesn’t seem to graps the tragedy of dead babies lol. It’s so matter of fact that they will just remarry and have new babies. He says it like it’s a perfect solution.
You have on your blog a baby with a serious disease and then you kill babies, it just messes with me. I’ve read every single comic, the dark endings never bothered me but when its a baby and I see a baby on your blog with problems I just can’t deny the hypocrisy whether its a 6 y.o. humor or not. I just feel queesy about that. Don’t you think a 6 y.o. should learn how things are? Not just exploit his creative self education? Yea I get it, trying to go over the line and be edgy but it didn’t seem organic to me. It just seemed forced and purposely mean. I normally can roll with crazy dark stuff, I like crazy dark stuff but babies just seem a little much. Its just not funny or quirky or anything, its just plain messed up and I’m not backing down from my opinion.
The dumb gangster skateboard is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. I haven’t laughed that hard since I first discovered Axe Cop. How in the world did Malachai come up with that?
@Nate I totally respect your view and I bet we are closer to each other in our views than most people who accept the joke. I am in general not a fan of dead baby jokes because they are being dark to be dark and there’s nothing funny about it. But humor is very close to tragedy, and I think that what makes Axe Cop so funny to me is often how tragic it becomes unintentionally. The Mermaid story, the Elephant at the zoo, the kids on the snow planet… Malachai corners himself into this tragic situation and the way he resolves it once he realize he has created a sad/tragic situation is usually hilarious. Also, in this story the babies have become killer monsters, they aren’t human babies any more. I do think you are taking it too seriously, but I also would rather have people erring on the side of respecting life as you are, and I’ll even take a hit for it and say there is a better chance you are right and I am wrong. It’s humor I wouldn’t use on my own, but I think there is an innocence to it because it is Malachai and he is not coming up with this stuff because he is trying to shock anyone. He is NOT trying to go over the line and be edgy. I mean, he created a woman who has a thousand kids who dies, then his way of blessing her was to bring them all back to life, give her a billion more kids then exile them all to a snow planet. In his kid mind it’s awesome because snow is fun to play in, but in real life… that woman would be a wreck.
And no, I guarantee that Malachai does not think killing babies is ok. He wouldn’t hurt a fly. You have to understand that the way that these stories are crafted and dramatized is all my doing, Malachai just gives me the information. I’m the presenter. Sorry for making you queesy on this one.
Well then i guess i was just a sheltered kid.
What is with all this debate about whether the ending was happy or sad? I just want a Nyte Monstur 4 Lyfe skateboard!
And as for six year old imaginations, whenever I read Axe Cop I am reminded of the sorts of stories that I came up with when I was his age. Like the time the Decepticons invaded Wonderland and the dethroned Queen of Hearts had to beg Optimus Prime for help. The details are a little fuzzy, but it was pretty epic. And I came up with a lot of things that are far darker in hindsight as well.
Guys guys guys—this is /Axe Cop/. Malachai isn’t some college freshman. He’s six.
If you were able to look into my mind with a psychic telescope when I was six, with me and the gang pointing sticks at each other shouting, “Bang!,” you wouldn’t find Saving Private Ryan in there—you’d find a pastel spaghetti western, where being dead meant you’d twitch for a bit and your tongue would hang out like Scooby Doo.
In other news, really enjoyed the mini-series, Ethan.
I wonder if the Snowards might be kind enough to donate a few of their 1000-plus-2,000-million kids to the Night Monster Dead Baby Relief Fund.
you guys need to chill out, stop being offended by some random stuff a 6 year old came up with
I agree with the above, relax, it’s made up, no one is going to go melt a bunch of babies as a result of reading this.
Let’s not forget that in Ask Axe Cop 33, Axe Cop EATS BABIES at O’Mc Babies!
The fact someone in these comments said “This one got too real for me” makes me wonder if Babies are being stolen and corrupted into Night Monsters by Interstellar Night Monsters that melt in Sun Light more than originally thought.
People need to chill out and stop trying to take life in such an “emo” way.
I’ll chop your moon lantern off!
You know, come to think of it, given the Night Monster’s M.O., the fact that it has breasts is absolutely horrific.
I’m actually pretty amazed at how logical that thing’s ecology is.
I just shed a T-Rex size tear.
The night monster is seriously the best part. lol:) Too scary a story like this and sad too.
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