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Geek Chic Elite: “He’s Genetically Predisposed to Heroism”: Dean Haspiel talks The Fox

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"After I drew a short Red Hook story, I got the opportunity to pitch a Fox story to then-Archie Comics editor Paul Kaminski and used my Red Hook art to prove I could do it. A six-page Fox comic quickly turned into a five-issue mini-series called “Freak Magnet,” and that led to the current “Fox Hunt”."

"I’d been itching to work with Mark Waid for years and we made a promise to bank on that after his Mike Wieringo (Waid’s collaborator on Flash and Fantastic Four) passed away.

When I was developing the first Fox series, “Freak Magnet,” I didn’t feel confident scripting and dialoguing the story I’d concocted. I realized this would be a great opportunity to work with Mark, in the old Marvel Comics style where the artist does most (if not all) the story heavy-lifting and the writer provides text while spackling any narrative holes and glitches."

"Legacy becomes important to The Fox because his father was the original Fox and his son is trying to pick up the superhero baton that he’s trying to lay down for a more normal life.

Alas, that can’t happen.

The Fox is spiritually and genetically predisposed to heroism. Ergo, his freak magnetism."

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