The Fox #1

The Fox #1

Writer: Dean Haspiel Artist: Dean Haspiel Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: October 30, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

New Red Circle Series!
From the world of the New Crusaders, comes the fantastic debut of the high-flying FOX! Emmy Award winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO's Bored to Death) and Eisner Award winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Thrillbent) bring the legendary, pulp-style hero The Fox to life in "Freak Magnet, Part One: The True Face of MyFace"! When photojournalist Paul Patton, Jr. donned a super hero costume, he thought it would be a quick way to make some news-now the strange and unusual just can't help but be drawn to the freak-magnetism of the fabulous fighting FOX! While working on a puff-piece at the Red Circle Gazette, an evil truth about social media mogul Lucy Fur is discovered, bringing Paul face-to-face with a criminal kingpin! Get in on the ground floor with the hottest new fall series featuring art and story from the biggest names in comics today! Including variant cover art from Darwyn Cooke and Fiona Staples! Get freaky!

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 31, 2013

    What can I say - The Fox is charming as hell. Archie may not have the pedigree of Marvel or DC in the superhero biz, but Dean Haspiel and Mark Waid deliver a bright, breezy action book featuring an eminently likeable protagonist. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Erik McAlister Nov 2, 2013

    Bottom line, this is a great read. And with as many titles as there are that have reached the $3.99 mark, this title delivers at just $2.99. So far, all I have to say are good things. The writing is excellent, the art is complimentary and with a great backup story by Dean Haspiel, it's a definite achievement. Add this one to your pull list, folks. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 4, 2013

    Look, it's not deep, it's not grim - it's just a fun comic. Would that there were more like it! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Oct 30, 2013

    On the story end, Haspiel has help from Mark Waid, who might know from every awesome comic book on the stand. Haspiel plots and paces the issue, and he does it well. There's a slight drag in the beginning, but once things get going they really get going. Waid's dialogue is awesome, for the most part. There are a few too many pop culture references, but the ones that hit really hit (like a well place Man of Steel dig). Like the art, The Fox's story feels like a classic, a story from 50 years ago that you just happened to miss. Expect for that Justin Bieber reference. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Oct 28, 2013

    Between the frenetic superheroics of The Fox #1 and the note perfect retro-horror of Afterlife With Archie, the folks at Archie Comics are making genuine comic books for genuine comic book fans...not comics with one eye on the world of TV, movies, or video games. Look, there's nothing wrong with that, and in a society as plugged-in as we are, and where the lines between all of our favorite forms of entertainment become more blurry by the day, it's unavoidable, and in some cases can be applauded. But it's refreshing to pick up a comic like The Fox (and, for that matter, Afterlife With Archie) that simply celebrates the art form and runs with the possibilities. Now, if only other publishers would catch up to what Archie is already hip to... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Oct 29, 2013

    Too many comic book readers bemoan the state of the industry today, looking for something light-hearted or fun, energetic or starring a likeable character. Those readers need to pick up "The Fox" #1, sit down and enjoy a fun superhero read about a guy out of his depth, but more than willing to fight the good fight. This is a nice companion piece to Waid's work on "Daredevil," but comes with less continuity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Oct 30, 2013

    Overall, there's not much that's groundbreaking here when it comes to story or art, but there is a lot of good, clean fun. And in today's comic market, that is actually groundbreaking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Nov 1, 2013

    I'm in for the rest of this series and I hope more people give this book a try. It's light, fun and easy to read without ever sacrificing the reader's enjoyment. I'm so glad I gave this book a try. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Oct 29, 2013

    The Fox is a lot of fun to read and shows potential. The biggest problem for the comic is going to be finding an audience. This feels like a comic written for comic fans, but it's published by Archie, so some may dismiss it as a "kids" book. (In fact, while there's nothing adult in the material per se, the script and references definitely make this one for parents.) This one may be doomed to collapse like so many of the Red Circle books before it, but in the meantime, those looking for something different from the capes and tights set would do well to give The Fox a try. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Oct 31, 2013

    All in all, “The Fox” draws upon the best, most pure aspects of street-level cape & cowl books, with a distinct comedy bend. If you find yourself missing Peter Parker right now, Paul Patton just may be somebody you'd be interested in following. The issue isn't perfect – the backup doesn't stick its landing – but it's a funny, funky book that certainly looks to carve out its niche with plenty of Dean Haspiel personality. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    CHUD - Graig Kent Nov 2, 2013

    Waid's scripting is flowery enough to be amusing (even getting another dig in at the cinematic Man Of Steel) but it doesn't save the weak story that it hangs upon. Once more I went into an Archie Adventure Heroes endeavor with great anticipation (I have an admitted abnormal affection for them) only to be disappointed again. The Fox is not a complete writeoff, but the next issue has to have a lot of bounce for it to really rebound. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    the green death Oct 30, 2013

    Wanted to love this for being a good old fashioned throw-back to simpler days in comics, but it all came across a little haphazard in the plotting department. Unless the reviews are really glowing I'll probably leave this one off my pull list.

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