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.