January 13th, 2022



Polygon broke the news.

“When I plotted and drew ten issues of The Fox, I was basically given full latitude to do what I wanted and it encouraged me to open all kinds of unexpected doors,” Haspiel said in a statement. “After a good 5-year break, I wondered where The Fox was at these days and realized his ‘freak magnet’’ curse had become a family affair. I decided to explore a day-in-the-life story about a man and his wife and their son and how each one of them deals with their idea of what it means to be a hero. I also wanted to deliver a tale that could introduce The Fox to new readers and spark the possibility of more stories!”

You can read the entire article here: https://www.polygon.com/22879087/archie-comics-the-fox-family-values-daniel-haspiel-vito-delsante

THE FOX: FAMILY VALUES (ONE-SHOT) The Fox: Family Values follows the life of the super heroic Patton family, all considered “freak magnets” who can’t help but do what they can to save the day… whether they like it or not! First, Dean Haspiel returns to writing and art duties in “Mid-Life Pisces.” Can a family of antiheroes with three different philosophical points of view break bread at the end of the day? The patriarch, investigative journalist Paul Patton, Jr. (aka THE FOX) is desperate to find another story. He tries to get his son, Shinji (aka GHOST FOX) to come along with him, but his teenage son is more interested in dating than finding exclusive stories! Meanwhile, his wife, Mae (SHE FOX) must confront some sins of her past in the form of two super-villains! Then, in “Back to Back,” written by Vito Delsante with line art by Richard Ortiz, we venture to the past, before Paul and Mae were married! The two are hours away from their wedding ceremony and are presently missing their final wedding rehearsal while they’re detained by a mad supervillain. How will they make it to their nuptials? All that PLUS a special reprint of a classic Fox story by the legendary Alex Toth!

Script: Dean Haspiel, Vito Delsante, Alex Toth
Art: Dean Haspiel, Richard Ortiz, Alex Toth, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
CVR A Main Cover: Dean Haspiel
CVR B Variant Cover : George Caltsoudas
On Sale Date: 5/18
32-page, full color comic $3.99 U.S.

You can order the book directly from Archie Comics: https://store.archiecomics.com/products/the-fox-family-values-one-shot

Here are some cover sketches: