November 25th, 2013


I met Warren Ellis

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(Warren Ellis, Dean Haspiel, + Frank Reynoso, NYC, November 21, 2013)

I finally got the opportunity to meet Warren Ellis, one of my favorite writers and, certainly, one of my living heroes. Warren has always encouraged and written nice things about me and my work as I've climbed the comix ranks (and walls - tearing my hair out). He was the first to champion ACT-I-VATE when I tried to innovate the way we delivered personal webcomix and even he wrote the introduction to The ACT-I-VATE Primer. Warren is a mad, forward-thinker who excavates the ugly truths about humanity versus technology while exposing the heart of why we do what we do. He's written great Marvel & DC comic books and lots of creator-owned collaborations, including Planetary, Global Frequency, Desolation Jones, Fell, and a slew of others. If you haven't read Warren's prose, I recommend you start with his first novel, Crooked Little Vein.

I met Warren at a NYC event he spoke at last week, as reported by Hannah Means-Shannon at Bleeding Cool (including an audio recording worth listening to). It was epic.

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Variant cover to THE FOX #5

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Here is my variant cover to THE FOX #5. Please pre-order copies from your local comix shop. Thanks!

The fantastically-foxy finale IS HERE in Freak Magnet pt 5: "Future's End"! Emmy Award winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO's Bored to Death) is joined by acclaimed writer J.M. DeMatteis (Abadazad, Justice League 3000) to conclude the "Freak Magnet" saga of the pulp-style hero The Fox! Our hero has won the day and defeated his evil adversaries, so why does he now find himself trapped 70 years in the past, side-by-side with the legendary hero of WW2 known as THE SHIELD?! And what does the Shield's arctic battle-royale have to do with the diamond realm?! And will SOMEONE please tell The Fox, aka Paul Patton Jr., why he can't just have the simple, freak-free life he wants?? Don't miss the finale to end-em-all, and don't miss out on collecting all five "FOX FIVE" Variant Covers to this issue! With art from Dean Haspiel, Howard Chaykin, Mike Cavallaro, Mike Norton and a special ALEX TOTH throwback edition!

Art: Dean Haspiel
Plot/Script: J.M. DeMatteis
Art: Dean Haspiel, Allen Passalaqua, and John Workman
Cover: Dean Haspiel
FOX 5 Variant Cover 1: Dean Haspiel
FOX 5 Variant Cover 2: Howard Chaykin
FOX 5 Variant Cover 3: Mike Norton
FOX 5 Variant Cover 4: Mike Cavallaro
FOX5 Variant Cover 5: Alex Toth Throwback
On Sale at Specialty Comic Shops Date: 3/5
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US