The Fox #1

The Fox #1

Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Dean Haspiel Publisher: Dark Circle Comics Release Date: April 15, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 3
7.7Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

New ongoing series from Dark Circle! The Fox Is Back! Emmy Award winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel is once again united with Eisner award-winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Thrillbent) for "Fox Hunt," Part 1, "The Situation": When a billionaire philanthropist prepares Paul Patton Jr's home town for demolition, our hero is sent on assignment to photograph the event. But what strange force lurks in the shadows, and why will it take Paul's alter-ego, The Fox, to stop it? The answer is the beginning of a deadly fox hunt and you won't believe what happens next! Don't miss the debut issue from the critically-acclaimed team that brought you The Fox: Freak Magnet, featuring FOUR all-new variant covers with art from Dean Haspiel, David Mack, Thomas Pitilli, Ulises Farinas, and Chris Samnee!

  • 10
    Den Of Geek! - Chris Cummins Apr 14, 2015

    It may be a bit early to say so, but screw it, The Fox is a perfect comic that will prove to be amongst the year's best. Juggling humor, excitement and heart, it is an absolute pleasure to read. Paul Patton Jr. may be unhappy with his lot in life, but you'll love everything about it. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Latest Pull - Rick Reliegh Apr 19, 2015

    Like I said earlier, I was pretty excited or this book, and it lived up to my expectations. Dean Haspiel' s slightly cartoony and action packed art style combined with Mark Waid' s punchy dialogue and plotting are perfect for this book. I really enjoy that they decided to take time to show a bit of Paul's life and world rather than jump straight intro the main event, just like they did with Freak Magnet (and hopefully this issue will have foreshadowing to the third arc, just as the first issue of Freak Magnet foreshadowed the vents of this issue). I can't wait for more of this story and I hope it's as successful as it deserves to be. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Overmental - Logan Dalton Apr 15, 2015

    Dean Haspiel and Mark Waid also really dig into the idea of nostalgia through The Fox, and how the old days were pretty good, but that our memories are more important that preserving every nook and cranny of childhood. The corporation as villain has been used a lot in recent comics, but they wisely focus on the characters' feeling and interpersonal relationships while throwing in an ample dose of sarcasm, sight gags, and an actual final page cliffhanger to keep the story entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 20, 2015

    It's not for everyone, but I certainly enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 19, 2015

    Hints of cool stuff to come, with a core of quirky fun. Very much recommended… Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Mar 16, 2015

    The last few pages are where the rest of the arc starts to shape up, and while it makes for exciting comic booking, I fear that much of the heart from the issue will be lost if the relationships are more traditional. However, I have no doubt that Waid and Haspiel will inject each character with the humanity needed to elevate future issues to this one's level. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekality - Julius Freeman Apr 15, 2015

    Considering what I read here, it looks like we're about to be given a treat, so I highly recommend " if you are a fan of this kind of book or of Mark Waid " to pick this book up and enjoy it for what it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Overmental - Andrew Tran Apr 15, 2015

    The climax of the issue puts plot and conflict on the backburner in favor of such a moment, which was less ‘OH WHAT' and more ‘Oh, hey… damn…,' making this definitely one of the more memorable first issues in recent memory. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Apr 20, 2015

    Overall, the creative team produced a great first installment. It is not only new reader friendly, but Mark Waid creates a great balancing act of allowing the reader to get a substantial prospective on Paul Patton's character while providing a bird's eye view of where the story is headed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Mar 16, 2015

    A bit of blood and a mildly risqu villain inhibits the book's otherwise all-ages potential, but this isn't really for them, even if its wholesome nature makes it seem like it should be. The pre-teens of today might be a little too cynical for The Fox's self-aware homage to the Golden Age, mistaking the purposefully old-fashioned for the embarrassingly out-of-date. Waid and Haspiel have a clear vision for The Fox, but it won't be for everyone. Peculiar but eye-catching artwork sit alongside a fun script that is overwrought by design, making for a polarizing package. But if you can silence your inner cynic, The Fox #1 is a worthwhile read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler Apr 14, 2015

    If you've been enjoying The Fox from last year's 5 issue series this isexactly the same. Frankly there was no reason to give this a new #1 " this is the Fox #6.If you were hoping for something darker likeThe Black Hoodand other 'dark Archie' titles then you mightbe disappointed. It just comes down to expectations. Personally I like this series and I'll stick around even if this was a bit of a misfire for a first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Apr 14, 2015

    Dark Circle Comics has another great property with an established fanbase in "The Fox." The imprint has had a patient, guiding eye over its previous launches, but it has shown that the editors understand quality. They seem to know how to bring out great work from their creators and these vets give them a hit. They are definitely casting a diverse net with books like "The Fox" and "The Black Hood," both of which already give readers a variety of story types to choose from. Fans of the Skybound imprint, grounded heroics or comics that revel in the medium will want to check out "The Fox" #1. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 15, 2015

    It's definitely a book that comes across smoother the second time around as you know what's coming and can connect the dots a bit easier. What it does do is give us an interesting hero with an extensive history because of his own father as The Fox before, his length of time being one himself, and having a teenage son as well. That alone feels different since so many heroes in this sense tend to be young men or those without heavier connections like that which often weigh down writers in doing anything compelling with. Unfortunately, said son is one of the weaker parts of the book, but the opening issue has several things that keeps it from being a strong read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Apr 19, 2015

    The Fox is thrown back into action with a horde of evil-doers waiting in the wings to take him apart.  He's a small-town  man facing incredible odds, as a nefarious crime kingpin paints a target on his chest.  The book doesn't pack quite the punch as The Black Hood just yet, but it's definitely a very different type of comic, landing more on the fun side of super heroics and less on the grim and gritty. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Mar 13, 2015

    The Fox #1 starts off this volume by setting the board for a series that has some promise, but there are some issues in this comic. While being accessible, it lacks a killer hook to make me want the second issue badly, and the design choices surround the the primary female character in the issue sat wrong with me. Haspiel and Waid have crafted a comic that has potential for some entertaining stories down the road, but the first issue doesn't fully deliver. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Martin Ferretti Apr 5, 2015

    Overall, The Fox #1 is a good first issue though I wasn't blown away as I expected. Haspiel and Waid do a fine job setting up all the main players in the series here and definitely bring up some interesting plot points that I hope are explored soon. While it may not have been my favorite book as of late, there's a lot to like here, particularly if you appreciate the golden age of comics which this book clearly references throughout. Read Full Review

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