Man-Size (man_size) wrote,

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."

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