October 29th, 2013


CBR reviews THE FOX #1

A very nice review of THE FOX #1 by Comic Book Resources.

"Everything a reader needs to know about the Fox -- also known as Paul Patton, Jr., photojournalist for The Register in Impact City -- is right here in twenty-four pages (eighteen in the lead and six in the backup) of action adventure. Waid adds snappy dialog to the bouncy, zany story from Haspiel as the Fox tries to beat back evil so he can just live a normal life. The Fox doesn't bemoan his station, he's doing the best he can, but like every reader certain to pick this first issue up, he can't help but want a little more normal in his life. When that life consists of settling in to a new job in a new city, fighting feminine demons with chattering skull heads, and scrapping with sentient retail establishments, it's hard not to think normal might be nice. That said, Haspiel and Waid really sell the bizarre and spin it into a fun story that stays upbeat despite all of the weirdness. That weirdness earns the title of this arc, "Freak Magnet," and Haspiel carries the oddities into the backup tale.

That backup story fully written and drawn by Haspiel, with colors by Allen Passalaquia and letters by John Workman is a wild six-page adventure bursting with over-the-top color and bold sound effects, such as "SHAKE," "RATTLE" and "ROOARRR." Haspiel's art is reminiscent of Mike Parobeck's and Dusty Abell's, giving the characters animated movements and distinct physiques while refraining from overly burdensome detail work. Haspiel's style is open and inviting for Passalaquia's colors in both tales, resulting in a comic that is innovative in its retro-chic appearance."

Read the full review here: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=user_review&id=6600

THE FOX #1 is a Hot Pick at 13th Dimension

THE FOX #1 makes TWO Hot Picks of the Week at the 13th Dimension! Thanks Aimee LoSecco & Menachem Luchins!


"I swear I’m not plugging this book to kiss Mark’s ass. It’s just really good timing he jumped on board. The Fox #1, Archie Comics/Red Circle Comics. Mark Waid and Dean Haspiel revive the Golden Age superhero The Fox for Archie Comics’ Red Circle imprint, done with all due respect and tongue-in-cheekiness you expect from the character and the creators. This progenitor of Madman (just look at that costume!) doubles down as pulpy crime noir, and knowing Dean, we’ll probably see The Fox shirtless at some point. He’ll be signing for JHU tomorrow night 10/30, so you can get the skinny then. Bonus points goes to the Fiona Staples variant cover!"
--Aimee LoSecco, JHU Comic Books

"The Fox #1, Archie Comics/Red Circle. Exciting as the return of Morpheus is, I’m more chuffed by the freaky fabulous return of Archie Comics’ The Fox. Written and drawn by indie superstar (and Emmy Award winner) Dean Haspiel and dialogued by veteran scribe Mark Waid, this fun and funky iteration of an old character is something really different to look forward to! (Keep in mind that The Fox has 4 different covers that were all orderable in ANY quantity, so don’t get taken for a ride by unscrupulous sellers and pay extra for the Darwyn Cooke or Fiona Staples cover!)"
--Menachem Luchins, Escape Pod Comics