The Fox first appeared in a comic book in 1940 – 1940! But for many readers, the Fox has been under the purview of Dean Haspiel (“Keyhole,” “The Red Hook”) since the series relaunched over at Archie Comics. Well, Haspiel is returning to the character with “The Fox: Family Values,” a one-shot from Archie that hits stores next month. The book features three stories: a story written and illustrated by Haspiel, a classic story by Alex Toth, and a second new story by Vito Delsante (“Scooby Doo,” “Before They Were Famous: Babe Ruth”) and Richard Ortiz (“DC Bombshells,” “Wonder Woman ’77”). It is that third story that we have an exclusive first look at today. We also have a look at the classic Toth story as well!
Written by Dean Haspiel, Vito Delsante, and Alex Toth
Illustrated by Dean Haspiel, Richard Ortiz, and Alex Toth
Colored by Matt Herms
Lettered by Jack Morelli
On Sale Date: 5/18
32-page, full color comic
The Fox: Family Values follows the life of the super heroic Patton family, all considered “freak magnets” who can’t help but do what they can to save the day… whether they like it or not! First, Dean Haspiel returns to writing and art duties in “Mid-Life Pisces.” Can a family of antiheroes with three different philosophical points of view break bread at the end of the day? The patriarch, investigative journalist Paul Patton, Jr. (aka THE FOX) is desperate to find another story. He tries to get his son, Shinji (aka GHOST FOX) to come along with him, but his teenage son is more interested in dating than finding exclusive stories! Meanwhile, his wife, Mae (SHE FOX) must confront some sins of her past in the form of two super-villains! Then, in “Back to Back,” written by Vito Delsante with line art by Richard Ortiz, we venture to the past, before Paul and Mae were married! The two are hours away from their wedding ceremony and are presently missing their final wedding rehearsal while they’re detained by a mad supervillain. How will they make it to their nuptials? All that PLUS a special reprint of a classic Fox story by the legendary Alex Toth!
Thanks to Archie for the preview, and make sure to pick up the book next week!