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Review: The Fox #5

TheFox_05-0As the first arc of this series reaches its cataclysmic conclusion the question must be asked: does it live up to the previous four chapters, or does the final chapter of Fox Hunt crash and burn?

Not at all. Mark Waid and Dean Haspiel  are on fine form here as they bring The Fox #5 to an absolutely stupendous conclusion that brings everything that has made the first four issues of the Fox Hunt story arc great and the fifth issue, entitle I, Superhero, continues along the same trajectory. It’s no secret I’m in love with series, and I wasn’t disappointed with the finale of the opening arc.  Dark Circle Comics are producing some of the most interesting series lately, and The Fox is no exception to that. The almost innocent, fun exterior hides some interesting parallels to one of comics most famous vigilantes without ever really taking itself too seriously. That isn’t to say this is a comic to hand over to your five year old, but it does dodge a lot of the darkness so prevalent in comics these days without compromising the quality of the story.

If it sounds that The Fox #5 is a fun comic, well that would be entirely accurate. When it comes to enjoying the comics we read, none of the comics on my pull list are as entertaining as this series has been, and the fifth issue is no exception. Although with I, Superhero being the final chapter in the Fox Hunt arc, it may not be the best place to jump into the story; it’s a fantastic ending to the opening arc.

I’m looking forward to following The Fox‘s adventures in the coming months, and so should you.

Writers: Dean Haspiel and Mark Waid Art: Dean Haspiel
Story: 8.75 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Although Dark Circle Comics provided Graphic Policy a FREE copy of issue #5 for review, I purchased it anyway.

Preview: The Fox #5

THE FOX #5

Plot: Dean Haspiel
Art: Dean Haspiel, Rachel Deering and Allen Passalaqua
Script: Mark Waid
Cover: Dean Haspiel
Variants: Robert Hack, David Mack, Eli Powell, Bill Sienkiewicz
On Sale Date: 8/5
32 page, full-color comic
$3.99

The FOX HUNT reaches its cataclysmic conclusion with the biggest brawl in Dark Circle history!

“Fox Hunt, Part 5”: The Fox and She-Fox have invaded Mr. Smile’s evil headquarters and are on the attack against the final five deadly villains that stand between them and their son! As parents do battle for the fate of their son, blood, sweat tears and money are on the line—but the freak magnet and his super family are far from finished! This arc may be ending, but the Fox’s adventures continue on—if he can survive the final showdown with the dreaded IRON FOX! Featuring story, art and covers from the biggest names in comics, including variant art from Robert Hack, David Mack, Eli Powell and Bill Sienkiewicz!

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Preview: Betty & Veronica: Lifeguards on Duty

BETTY & VERONICA: LIFEGUARDS ON DUTY

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Fernando Ruiz
On Sale Date: 7/31
100-page, full color comic
$4.99

Swimming’s a lot of fun, but if you’re not careful, you could end up in big trouble! That’s where Betty and Veronica come in—they’re Riverdale’s best lifeguards and they’re ready for action in this digital-only collection! Between the pool and the beach, they’ll have their hands full. Can they save everyone in time?

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Preview: Sonic Boom #10

SONIC BOOM #10

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tyson Hesse, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
Epic Crossover Explosion Variant Cover: Reilly Brown
Covers Unite Variant (10 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 7/29
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The SONIC/MEGA MAN Crossover event explodes beyond the worlds of just our two blue heroes! “Worlds Unite” Part Ten: Sonic, Mega Man, X and Sticks continue to rally heroes from across the wide expanse of the SEGA and Capcom universes!  Who will be brave and join the unified assaulted against Sigma?  PLUS with all of the heroes busy, who’s keeping an eye on the malicious Xander Payne and Evil BFFs Drs. Eggman and Wily?  The villains MUST be plotting something now—but what? Featuring the worlds of VIEWTIFUL JOE, GOLDEN AXE, BREATH OF FIRE, PANZER DRAGOON, BILLY HATCHER, MONSTER HUNTER and more! Plus cover art from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, and variant cover art from Reilly Brown and part 10 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!

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Preview: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #4

CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA #4

Script: Roberto Aguirre Sacasa
Art: Robert Hack, Jack Morelli
Covers: Robert Hack
On Sale Date: 7/29
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

There are some things in this world that mortal eyes should never witness — that’s a lesson poor Harvey Kinkle will learn the hard way, when he makes the unfortunate mistake of intruding on the darkest of ceremonies — an offense that the witches’ coven takes very seriously. Though Harvey’s life hangs in the balance, it is the Spellman family that will come face-to-face with true evil. Indeed, the choices made by teen-witch-in-training Sabrina on this dread night will determine the fate of every living soul in Greendale.

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Preview: World of Archie: Wipe Out!

WORLD OF ARCHIE: WIPE OUT!

DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE
Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Dan Parent, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 7/24
Digital Exclusive
150-page, full color comic
$5.99

Surf’s up, brah! Wax your board and hit the waves in this new digital exclusive! Archie, Betty, Veronica and the rest of the Riverdale gang are going out to hang ten in this new collection. Can they stay afloat, or will they wipe out? You’ll have to read to find out, dude!

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Preview: Betty and Veronica Comics Double Digest #235

BETTY AND VERONICA COMICS DOUBLE DIGEST #235

Script: George Gladir
Art: Jeff Shultz
Cover: Fernando Ruiz, Bob Smith, Rosario “Tito” Peña
On Sale Date: 7/22
160-page, full color comic
$4.99 U.S.

After Betty finds old postcards her grandfather used to send to her grandmother before they were married, she convinces Archie to send her sweet postcards and letters, instead of texts and e-mails, from his summer vacation to the West Coast! Betty’s overjoyed by Archie’s love notes—but they guys aren’t too happy—how can they ever live up to Archie’s romantic gestures? And they’re not the only ones upset! Find out if old romance will win in “A Tail of Mail!”

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Preview: Archie Comics Spectacular: Friends Forever

ARCHIE COMICS SPECTACULAR: FRIENDS FOREVER (TR)

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
978-1-62738-956-3
$5.99/$6.99CAN
4 7/8 x 6 9/16”
TR
128 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/22

Grab your best friend and enjoy all of the fun in this special edition of Archie Comics Spectacular! There’s 128 pages of hand-picked, favorite friendship-themed stories about Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and friends presented in high-quality, bright white paper with a cardstock cover! Don’t keep this one all to yourself—share it with a pal! This book is a one-time only printing, so act now while supplies last!

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Preview: Archie’s Favorite High School Comics

ARCHIE’S FAVORITE HIGH SCHOOL COMICS (TR)

Script: Various
Art: Various
Cover: Various
978-1-62738-953-2
$9.99/$10.99CAN
5 1/4 x 7 1/2”
TR
416 pp, Full Color
Direct Market On-Sale Date: 7/22

Continuing the tradition of the TOP SELLING Best of Archie series, ARCHIE’S FAVORITE HIGH SCHOOL COMICS takes readers into a world of laughter and discovery with full-color story gems about Archie, Betty, Veronica and friends and their trials and tribulations at Riverdale High School! This title reveals a special treasure trove of over 400 pages of classic hand-selected Archie Comics stories and is designed for both kids and adults to discover and enjoy together. This collection is a must-have for all ages!

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Preview: Sonic Universe #78

SONIC UNIVERSE #78

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tyson Hesse, Jim Amash, Jack Morelli and Matt Herms
Cover: Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante
New Worlds Variant Cover: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash and Matt Herms
Covers Unite Variant (9 of 12): Ben Bates
On Sale Date: 7/22
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

The third and final act of the EPIC SONIC/MEGA MAN CROSSOVER EVENT begins here! “Worlds Unite” Part Nine: Sigma has begun his conquest of ALL the worlds.  Now it’s up to Sonic, Mega Man and X to unify those worlds AGAINST Sigma!  It’s a “who’s who” of SEGA and Capcom heroes answering this important call to arms! But with Sigma still active on the unified world, he turns his gaze upon those left behind..! Featuring the worlds of STREET FIGHTER,  SKIES OF ARCADIA, NiGHTS INTO DREAMS, OKAMI, GHOSTS ‘N’ GOBLINS, ALEX KIDD and more! Plus cover art from the legendary Patrick “SPAZ” Spaziante, and variant cover art from “Worlds Collide” penciling star Jamal Peppers and part 9 of the epic 12-part connecting variant cover series by artist Ben Bates!

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