April 19th, 2015


Horror Talk reviews The Fox #1

"Haspiel's artwork is a great fit for the character, matching his nimble leaps and carefree attitude with a nostalgic flare. Paul looks like he's a man out of time, snatched from the World War II era and plopped into the present with a chiseled jaw and neatly parted hair. The Fox costume is simple, yet fitting. Seeing Paul jump into action once he puts on the mask gives you a great idea of his personality too."

Read the entire review here: http://www.horrortalk.com/reviews/comic-reviews/5439-the-fox-1-comic-review.html

Paste: The 15 Best Vertigo Miniseries and OGNs of the Last 15 Years

Nice to receive a recent acknowledgement for The Alcoholic, my collaboration with Jonathan Ames, considered as one of the 15 Best Vertigo Comics from Paste Magazine:

The Alcoholic
Writer: Jonathan Ames
Artist: Dean Haspiel
Release Date: October 2008

"Midway through the last decade, Vertigo began branching out more aggressively into original graphic novels wholly unrelated to the dark fantasy genre most associated with the imprint. Novelist Jonathan Ames’ mostly biographical rumination on his struggles with alcoholism, writing, and love, brought to life by Dean Haspiel (also of Harvey Pekar’s excellent Vertigo offering, The Quitter) was one of the best results. With nary a supernatural element in sight, Vertigo proved it could publish affecting, literary standalone works at the same level as Pantheon and other boutique imprints at traditional publishers. Also: the creative duo would later be immortalized by Jason Schwartzman and Zach Galifianakis in the HBO comedic noir, Bored to Death."


Major Spoilers reviews The Fox #1

"I’m glad to see The Fox hasn’t completely rebooted away from his last iteration, as it is both unique and fun to read, and the issue’s cliffhanger promises not only to bring back a wide array of MLJ villains, but to give us some excitement going into the first arc of the new series. The art is, as usual, excellent stuff, with Dean Haspiel delivering nuanced and entertaining art with great facial expressions (especially for Shinji) and nice use of action sequences. The indication seems to be that this is an older Fox, nearing the end of his career, and the care taken in showing that in the art is impressive."

Read the entire review here: http://majorspoilers.com/2015/04/19/the-fox-1-review/