The Fox #2

The Fox #2

Writer: Dean Haspiel Artist: Dean Haspiel Publisher: Archie Comics Release Date: December 4, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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New Red Circle Series! "Freak Magnet" Part Two, "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend"! From the world of the New Crusaders, comes the high-flying Fox! When the beautiful Queen of Diamonds enlists our hero to save the diamond realm from the deadly Druid, the Fox faces a whole new dimension's worth of pitfalls, peril and-familiar faces?! Then, acclaimed writer J.M. DeMatteis and Eisner-award nominated artist Mike Cavallaro take us back in time for an all-new story featuring the world's first patriotic super hero and leader of the New Crusaders: The Shield! What connection does Shield's top-secret mission in the arctic have to do with the Fox's diamond-studded adventure? And what ultra-powerful villains have arrived to wreak havoc?

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 9, 2013

    This is a series with no baggage, no files of continuity to wade through (though there is some backstory for those who choose to pursue it) - it's a fresh start and, best of all, a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Josh Reifler Dec 3, 2013

    The Fox is a character who needs a second chance at winning over the hearts and minds of comics fans. He's a character that deserves more attention" Seriously, someone go update his wikipedia page! Dean Haspiel does a great job and it doesn't hurt to have Mark Waid along providing dialogue for the characters. The Fox #2 ends up being a fun and memorable issue which puts a new spin on a classic character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Erik McAlister Dec 5, 2013

    The only beef that I have with this book today is that I could have really lived without the backup story. I love when publishers cram as much content into their books each month, but I found that story really boring. I tried to separate it from main story, but I was so drained after reading it that it actually will prevent me from giving this issue a perfect score. Sorry, folks. I'd rather The Fox have longer stories with the other stuff left out. That's what I look forward to paying for. That seemed harsh, I know, but I didn't want the score to confuse anyone after I had such good things to say overall. Anyway, The Fox is a keeper this month. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 7, 2013

    The trick of superheroes in these post-ironic times is in getting past the faint ridiculousness of the concept and finding a real human story to tell. The Fox manages to do it perfectly by embracing the goofiest concepts of Golden Age MLJ Comics lovingly, taking what works and tying it into a cool story, while not being ashamed of the source material like so many dark reboots these days are. (Yes, I'm talking about the New 52. But also about Marvel's output, and even recent TV and movie adaptations, as well.) The Fox #2 is a trippy, clever, thoughtful tale, featuring a likeable hero, and delivering something that can be hard to find in comics these days, a fast and fun story that seems deceptively simple, earning 4 out of 5 stars overall. I'm in for the haul with The Fox, and I hope to see his adventures continuing in this vein for a long time... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Dec 8, 2013

    Two great stories with a Paul Pope cover…how can you go wrong. Archie comics has had two of the more enjoyable series to premiere in the second half of this year (The Fox and Afterlife with Archie). I'm hooked on this series now, not just for The Fox, but for The Shield as well. If you give this series a try, I'm sure you'll be hooked as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 3, 2013

    While The Fox #2 experiences a bit of a sophomore slump, that's not to say that this is a bad issue. The artwork alone makes this comic worth a look, and the character of Paul Patton still retains a bit of an everyman charm. While I'd argue that this comic pushes the tonal limits a little too fast, it's not a bad alternative to the doom-and-gloom and ultra-seriousness of other superhero offerings. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Dec 9, 2013

    On the whole, "The Fox" is turning out to be fun, charming, solid comic, even if doesn't yet have the gravitas to leave a permanent mark. Between Haspiel's lovely stylized art and Waid's excellent voice for Paul/The Fox, there's plenty here for readers to come back to. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    First Comics News - MLJ 1939 Dec 4, 2013

    The Fox story is interesting and works well, but fails to give the reader a sense of accomplishment. The Shield story is much better, with a narration that sucks you into the action. Art and writing is great throughout, except for the inks on the Shield story, but maybe that's just me. Don't let these shortcomings prevent you from buying this issue: if you're interested in the Red Circle universe, definitely go out and pick up this issue. Read Full Review

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