It turns out that the darkness of Axe Cop’s aviators is nothing compared to the darkness that awaits when he takes them off. I think at some point we need to tell a more extended version of the tale of Axe Cop’s insane uncle.
I hope to see you this weekend at Emerald City Comic Con! I’ll be at booth C14. I won’t be there Thursday (what’s up with cons going 4 days?!) but I’ll be there mid-day Friday through Sunday. I’ll have to cut out a little early on Sunday. I will have screen prints, books, commissions, hugs, handshakes, you name it. I will also be doing a panel for the Make a Wish project I worked on called Time Wreckers Saturday evening, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PST in room WSCC 3B.
Next week’s Ask Axe Cop episode is also great. It is about Axe Cop’s approach to people without an ounce of humility. If you want to read it now, join my Patreon for at least $2/month. Patrons get comics a week early!
4 thoughts on “Ask Axe Cop #106: Those Dark Shades”
So Axe Cop is basically like a reverse of the Butcher from Worm. (Anyone who kills the Butcher [or is close enough to the Butcher if they die in a way that can’t be construed as murder] becomes the next Butcher, getting a weaker version of each previous one’s powers and hearing all their voices in their head.) Only he can get rid of the souls, and instead of making him go crazy or pressuring him into doing what they want, he just finds them annoying. That’s amazing.
Any doubts I had that Malachai would lose his touch as he got older are WELL gone by now…
“If I eat someone’s soul, I can hear them screaming in pain for the rest of my life. It’s really annoying.”
Dayum. There’s something profoundly poetic about that. Existential, even. It might be the most moving thing I’ve read here. (Seriously.)
I was thinking the same thing, hearing that mental exchange out loud would have been an absolute riot
I bet Chakan the Forever Man wishes he could just spit out the screaming voices of tortured souls in HIS head.