Axe Cop

TV review by
Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Absurdity rules in edgy animated series written by a kid.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 4 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Axe Cop is theoretically on the side of law and order, but since his main method of combating evil is to chop heads off or blow things up, this may not translate.

Positive Role Models & Representations

"I've got some bad guys to kill!" exults Axe Cop. "I will chop their heads off!" Yeah, not a great role model. Female main characters are rare in Axe Cop's macho world.


Cartoonish, absurd violence, and lots of it. Axe Cop brandishes and fires guns and chops off heads leaving a bloody neck stump. A starving and neglected pet is pictured with visible ribs. A dog snaps at a child's neck while she cries and begs for help. A character who looks like Hitler plays a villain.


Phrases like "What the heck?" and lots of coarse language, including body-humor jokes about poop and body parts.  


Axe Cop is also a web- and print comic; readers may want to check it out after viewing the animated series. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Axe Cop is an animated series about a police officer who uses an axe to vanquish evildoers. The main character frequently uses the axe to amputate heads, hands, and other body parts while blood squirts and flows. Characters are crushed, burned, shot, and blown up, all played for laughs. The titular character generally uses force to subdue anyone who opposes him; there are no consequences for violence. Axe Cop can also do things humans can't, such as jumping from one skyscraper roof to another, or riding a van into space. The violence is absurd and silly, but may still be disturbing to young children because some scenes are graphic or feature children in jeopardy. Viewers will hear plenty of body humor and see distasteful images such as "bad guys" who are piles of poop come to life.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bydanny800 April 21, 2019

Axe Cop was not for kids

i think Axe cop is a amazing show but its not for kids because its very vilonte axe cop chops peoples heads off a guy falls into a pit of acid and disinigrates... Continue reading
Adult Written bydanny 7000 March 4, 2017

Axe cop is not for kids

i think Axe cop is a amazing show but its not for kids because its very vilonte axe cop chops peoples heads off a guy falls into a pit of acid and disinigrates... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byDylanLeviiHiggiNobth May 8, 2014

Very violent.

This show features mildly strong violence, comical scary images, brief consumerism, crude humor and some sexual moments. So it's on for ages 16+, iffy for... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byshrekmaster December 26, 2013

Axe Cop is Borderline

Positive Message- Axe Cop really just cares about killing bad guys but his partner/brother Flute Cop actually cares about himself, his friends and most importan... Continue reading

What's the story?

Comic artist Ethan Nicolle found a great way to connect with his 5-year-old brother Malachai when the two began collaborating on AXE COP, written by Malachai and drawn by Ethan. First a web comic, next a print graphic novel, and now an animated network series, AXE COP follows the adventures of an officer (voiced by Nick Offerman) who prefers to wield an axe instead of a gun. He sleeps only minutes a day and spends every night battling bad guys like Telescope Gun Cop and Doctor Stinkyhead. Sometimes there are zombies. Sometimes space aliens. Sometimes giant chickens with human heads who command an army of drill-wielding chicks. But Axe Cop fears nothing and he and his mighty axe are always ready to battle the multifarious bad guys who threaten law, order, and Axe Cop's pals.

Is it any good?

In one episode of Axe Cop, the zombie who ate the world's smartest brain takes the world's smartest poop. It comes to life and becomes Dr. Doodoo, a villain who plans to travel to London, England to marry the Queen of England and take over the world. Part of Dr. Doodoo's plan involves making all the humans on earth poop themselves to death. If that strikes you as amusing, so will Axe Cop

The goofy goings on are comparable to other animated series: The Venture Bros. and South Park comes to mind. But since (most of) the plots were formulated by a small child with a small child's vivid imagination, passing fixations and a distinct lack of real-world logic, Axe Cop's happenings are a lot weirder. Cartman and Stan never went into space to visit the giant dinosaur horn store to vanquish the king of all bad guys, right? In another scene, Axe Cop stares at himself in the mirror, mentally trying on different hair and moustache styles. "I think you'd look best with a super curly beard and moustache with a robot ghost inside," says a friend. That's Axe Cop all over.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what audience Axe Cop is aimed at. Are the showrunners hoping to reach children? Adults? Teens? Twentysomethings? Senior citizens? What brings you to this conclusion? 

  • Are viewers supposed to find the character Axe Cop funny? Disturbing? Ridiculous? Is he presented as a character you can trust? 

  • Given that many of Axe Cop's situations were thought up by a very young child, how does the absurdity of the goings-on compare with other animated series such as The Venture Bros. or Archer

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