Monday, December 9, 2013

The Fox #2

   Wow, do I love that Alex Toth-inspired cover by Paul Pope.

   The comic inside is pretty good, too.

   The Fox is an unlikely superhero who, in this issue, finds himself taking a trip through Hell, fighting an assortment of monsters, super-powered opponents... and his wife (who is one of the above).

   It's just a fun romp that manages to capture the feel - in a very good way - of comics in the '60s.

   The comic is written and drawn by Dean Haspiel, with scripting by Mark Waid, and it doesn't try to be anything more than an entertaining and offbeat romp - and I'm all for it.

   The comic is equal parts humor and action, and it zips along with great speed and economy.

   This is a series with no baggage, no files of continuity to wade through (though there is some backstory for those who choose to pursue it) - it's a fresh start and, best of all, a lot of fun.

Grade: A-


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