The classic Red Circle Comics superhero title The Fox is set to make its return in May, with Archie Comics announcing the upcoming one-shot comic The Fox: Family Values, which will feature all new stories from writer/artist Dean Haspiel, writer Vito Delsante and artist Richard Ortiz, along with a reprint of a classic story from Alex Toth.
“We wanted to bring The Fox back to the spotlight in 2022 in a way that makes it very accessible to new fans while also honoring what’s come before,” states Archie’s Senior Director of Editorial Jamie L. Rotante. “And what better way to do that than bringing back Dean Haspiel? Dean, alongside Mark Waid, helped firmly establish the modern version of The Fox in the hearts of fans with the beloved Freak Magnet series. What’s so interesting about this character is that he’s a superhero unlike any other—he can deftly tackle both serious issues and weird and wacky villains and situations all in the same issue. We’re thrilled to have Dean back to tell an all-new story, alongside Vito Delsante, Richard Ortiz, Matt Herms and Jack Morelli, and we can’t wait for people to grab this one-shot off the shelf in May.”
“When I plotted and drew ten issues of The Fox, I was basically given full latitude to do what I wanted and it encouraged me to open all kinds of unexpected doors,” added Haspiel. “After a good 5-year break, I wondered where The Fox was these days and realized his ‘freak magnet’ curse had become a family affair. I decided to explore a day-in-the-life story about a man and his wife and their son and how each one of them deals with their idea of what it means to be a hero. I also wanted to deliver a tale that could introduce The Fox to new readers and spark the possibility of more stories!”
The Fox: Family Values is set for release on May 18th 2022.