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Dean Haspiel


12th March 2014

11:17am: Den of Geek reviews The Fox #5
"Throughout the series, Haspiel has been at a career best. The streak continues here as he unleashes dreamlike splash pages and panels that overflow and crash into each other – subtly mirroring how the worlds of the main characters have survived. Although Haspiel’s work (almost certainly deliberately) evokes the illustrative flair of Fox predecessor Alex Toth at times, this is more than anything a showcase of his considerable talents."

Read the rest of the review here: http://www.denofgeek.us/books-comics/the-fox/233716/the-fox-5-archie-comics-review
"I hope fans of my "Billy Dogma" and semi-autobio comix will get a kick out of my Fox comics because there are similarities in terms of the reluctant hero and how important love truly is. Both issues #4 and #5 heavily rely on love and understanding to help resolve conflict. I know that real life is much more cynical and bittersweet but I turn to my comix to express the kinds of stories I want to help heal the world with. Dub me sentimental, but that's what I think about those late nights I'm chained to the art table, sacrificing a social life for creating something that means something from me to you."

Read the rest of the interview here: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=51409
3:18pm: Bleeding Cool reviews THE FOX #5
The Fox Rallies To Finale And Archie Confirms That Waid And Haspiel Return For Fox Hunt by Hannah Means-Shannon

"Dean Haspiel has a great deal to do with the characterization and concepts behind The Fox. You can see his own thematic signature heavily here on the culmination of issue #4 and the plot movements of issue #5. If you’re familiar with Haspiel’s other works, and particularly his Billy Dogma comics, you’ll see that signature more clearly: the permutations and difficulties of love, its role in essentially saving human beings from their own worst selves, is a frequent theme in his comics, just as it is here. But I’m gratified to see that with The Fox, Haspiel has been given the platform to address not just human nature but human history and address the “hate consuming” a “world in war” through these historically-rooted heroes. Never has the phrase “tough love” been better suited to describe the mood of a particular comic issue. Haspiel’s comics reinforce the power of love but do not present love with rose-colored glasses: they suggest that it’s a last-ditch essential and sometimes only alternative to complete destruction, the only preserver of the good. The only real future for the characters in these stories."

Read the entire review here: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/03/12/the-fox-rallies-to-finale-and-archie-confirms-that-waid-and-haspiel-return-for-fox-hunt/
3:20pm: The Fox #5 trailer

4:28pm: Comic Bastards reviews The Fox #5
"Dean Haspiel really outdid himself with the art this time. Dean is a freaking superhero if you ask me. Any panel with The Druid in it was pure magic. I loved the overall look of this issue. Super psychedelic."

Read the rest of the review here: http://comicbastards.com/review-the-fox-5/
5:07pm: The Examiner reviews The Fox #5
"The artwork from Dean Haspiel has a simplistic nature similar to Mike Avon Oeming, that helps it to stand out and feel fresh and new while giving it a fun overall feel that works brilliantly. There is plenty of old school action and crazy character designs that make this book not only keep the classic vibe but make it stand out as something that has been missing in the industry."

Read the rest of the review here: http://www.examiner.com/review/red-circle-comics-the-fox-5-review
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