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Dean Haspiel


8th May 2015

11:42am: Geek Chic Elite reviews The Fox #2
"I will be amazed if, come the end of the year, The Fox does not top my list of my favourite comics of 2015."

"We are just two issues into the Dark Circle Comics series from Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, The Quitter) and Mark Waid (Daredevil, Indestructible Hulk), but The Fox has already won my heart. It’s just such unrelenting fun, poking fun at comic tropes while revelling in them, mixing believable characters with the sort of ludicrous villains that wouldn’t have been out of place in the 1966 Batman TV show."

Read the entire review here: http://www.geekchicelite.com/troubles-reluctant-vigilante-fox-2-review/
11:51am: WhatchaReading reviews The Fox #2
"One of my fondest memories as a child was watching Saturday morning cartoons with my father. We watched everything from “Spider-Man: The Animated Series” on Fox Kids to “The Tick.” What I enjoyed most about “The Tick” was what I now know as Ben Edlund’s writing. He had a sharp sense for creating absurd situations rife with colorful heroes and villains. The takeaway each Saturday was that not all heroes were dark, brooding, or even that super. All a hero had to be was someone willing to do what is right, someone with a belief in the future; that tomorrow will be a better day. “The Tick” taught me that and while he wasn’t as intellectual as Peter Parker, he still left a very special imprint on my childhood and who I am now. This is the very same feeling I get from reading Dean Haspiel and Mark Waid’s current incarnation of “The Fox.” Anyone could be a hero. I’ve often felt while reading this issue that it would make for a perfect cartoon to remind the kids of today (and adults) that still believe in heroes, that good, old-fashioned adventure will never die. I truly believe that there’s a certain strength and appeal to this book that makes it so charming. Any day that I recall a memory from my childhood is a great day, indeed! I’d like to thank Dark Circle Comics for bringing back a little of that for me."

Read the entire review here: http://whatchareading.com/the-fox-2-review/
7:37pm: PopCultureMaven reviews The Fox #2
"Haspiel and Waid take a classic comic book good versus bad and has a lot of fun with it. Not only with the snappy quips but the villains are super outrageous and a real hoot. I love the fact that the book takes a lot of risks with a standard superhero and letting it go in directions that you normally don’t see and make it all work so well. As weird as the story can get they never lose sight of the characters and their motivations that keep the book grounded with the mayhem that is going on. Haspiel’s cartoony style really fits the mood and fun that the book story needs to work. If you had a more traditional comic book artists doing the book it just wouldn’t work as well. Haspiel’s art just leaps off the pages and makes the book a visual feast."

Read the entire review here: http://www.popculturemaven.com/comics/new-comic-book-reviews-week-of-5615/
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