Archie’s The Fox: Freak Magnet mini-series is being reborn as an ongoing comic moving the book from the previous Red Circle line into the Dark Circle. Previous collaborators Dean Haspiel and Mark Waid are back to chronicle the adventures of Paul Patton Jr. as The Fox in the Fox Hunt storyline. CBR posted the first preview and solicit for the brand new series. We showed off cover artwork and a few other Dark Circle previews here, but with the first issue only a few weeks away this preview is our gift to you.
The Fox follows Patton Jr.’s continuing as a golden age hero. In fact, it’s a little bit strange to even refer to the character as a hero, his character draws out stories to snap them up as a photojournalist for his day job. If the previous storyline is to believed, The Fox is a magnet for sheer weirdness, spawning diamond powered handguns. The back-and-forth introduced into the opening dialogue from Patton introduces the humanity missing in the last storyline by humanizing the Patton Jr. as someone who needs pills on a crappy day. Waid and Haspiel seem to have something special on their hands with this new window into the freak magnet.
Story: Dean Haspiel and Mark Waid
Art: Dean Haspiel
Colors: Allen Passalaqua
Cover: Dean Haspiel
Letters: John Workman
32-page, full color comic
NEW ONGOING SERIES FROM DARK CIRCLE!
THE FOX is BACK! Emmy Award winning writer/artist Dean Haspiel (Billy Dogma, HBO’s Bored to Death) is once again united with Eisner award-winning writer Mark Waid (Daredevil, Thrillbent) for FOX HUNT: Part One “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!
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