Monday, March 4, 2013

(Monday) Fun: Axe Cop Chemophobia?

c. Ethan Nicolle
Somehow, in all the rush to get Blog Syn #003A out the door, I totally missed my chance to post 'Friday Fun' on 3/1!

I may have mentioned (once or twice) my love for Internet comics. Specifically, I tend towards science-y ones, like xkcd or Ph.D. Comics, but for a complete change of pace I turn to Axe Cop.

Not familiar? It's an over-the-top parody about a super-powered policeman, who travels to other planets and meets lots of...um, unique crime fighters. Even better? It's coauthored by a 32-year-old cartoonist Ethan Nicolle and his 8-year-old brother, Malachai.

c. Ethan Nicolle

Now, Axe Cop always runs ridiculous, but one panel from the latest story arc (Axe Cop Gets Married) made me wonder. In the scene, a group of 'scientists' at an 'Atomic Science Lab' (again, written by a kid) are mixing chemicals when something goes horribly awry. The lab explodes, and the survivors mutate into animal-human hybrids.

Ridiculous? Unlikely? Sure. Funny? Of course!

But also a little bit sad - how young do we start to infer that chemical means something bad for you?
(Apparently around 8, I guess)

Happy Friday Monday!
SAO

5 comments:

  1. I wish my chemistry was that effective. That'd be a hell of an experimental: "X was added in one portion to a swirled solution of Y at rt. Vigorous reaction immediately led to precipitation of product as rabid, murderous man-beasts. After several panels of hijinks the product was isolated in quantitative yield, but proved unstable.

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    1. You know we'd have to check your prep at Blog Syn. How does one isolate "rabid man-beasts?"

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    2. @SAH ... rabid man-beasts will only run on TLC if there is a proper baseline drawn

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    3. Dangit. Guess I'll never be an Atomic Scientist, then...

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