Dark Circle Comics Launches in February with The Black Hood #1

Archie Comics is proud to debut the full line-up of covers for THE BLACK HOOD #1 coming in February from Dark Circle Comics.

Take a look at superstar artist Francesco Francavilla’s cover for issue #1 below:


THE BLACK HOOD #1 is a gritty, crime, noir comic from the creative team of writer Duane Swierczynski and artist Michael Gaydos that redefines The Black Hood for a new generation of readers.

Issue #1 hits comic book shops on February 25. To find a comic book store near you, use the Comic Shop Locator service

Head over to Comic Book Resources to see the full line-up of covers and to find out more about THE BLACK HOOD and Dark Circle Comics.

Dark Circle Comics Editor Alex Segura Unveils THE SHIELD Artist, New Artwork

DarkCircle_Poster_Side_BHot on the heels of the critically acclaimed series THE FOX – FREAK MAGNET, Dark Circle Comics is set to launch three new superhero titles in 2015.

Dark Circle Comics Editor Alex Segura debuted new promotional artwork by Francesco Francavilla (AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE) for THE BLACK HOOD, THE FOX, and THE SHIELD featuring the titular characters in one spectacular image.

Rising star artist David Williams will join the creative team of THE SHIELD, Chuck Wendig and Adam Christopher, and will be the regular series artist when it debuts in early 2015.

Harvey Award winning artist Jose Villarrubia joins Dean Haspiel and Mark Waid on THE FOX for “FOX HUNT,” the continuation of the story began in THE FOX – FREAK MAGNET.


THE BLACK HOOD is a gritty, noir crime thriller written by Duane Swierczynski with artwork by Michael Gaydos presenting the Black Hood as an urban vigilante.

THE SHIELD features a new and different incarnation of the classic character in a superhero action-adventure story by Adam Christopher, Chuck Wendig, and David Williams.

THE FOX by Dean Haspiel, Mark Waid, and Jose Villarrubia, will follow the crazy and entertaining adventures of Paul Patton Jr in his attempts to fight crime in Impact City.

For more information on these announcements and for exclusive artwork, head over to Comic Book Resources and stay tuned to Dark Circle Comics on Twitter and Facebook during New York Comic Con 2014!

USA Today Spotlights The Fox: Freak Magnet Collection


Coming this summer, the “Freak Magnet” saga returns as Dean Haspiel and Mark Waid’s The Fox is finally collected. USA Today spoke with Haspiel about both “Freak Magnet” and the upcoming “Fox Hunt” sequel. Along with the critically-acclaimed mini-series, the collection will also include J.M. DeMatteis and Mike Cavallaro’s “The Face of Hate” story featuring fellow Red Circle hero The Shield. Add in every awesome cover of the series, a foreword by Mike Allred and afterword by Haspiel, and you have the ultimate freak-tastic collection.

Stay tuned to RedCircleComics.com, Facebook and Twitter for the latest on the release of The Fox: Freak Magnet and The Fox: Fox Hunt.

CBR: Dean Haspiel Delivers A Finale For The Fox


Get a series retrospective as series plotter and artist Dean Haspiel chats with Comic Book Resources on how the finale came to be, how the project changed his style and what’s to come for the titular hero.

Before the everyman hero backflips off into the sunset, CBR News spoke with Haspiel about the journey to date. Below, the cartoonist explains how the time-jumping, feature-folding finale came to be, what personal touches he’s brought to the Fox’s adventures, how collaborating with two writers has changed his own storytelling style and why he’ll be back for another Fox series in the not so distant future.

Newsarama Interviews Haspiel & DeMatteis


The creative team behind “Freak Magnet” Part 5 talks to Newsarama about today’s release – and what the future holds for The Fox.

Ever since award-winning creators Dean Haspiel launched Archie’s new The Fox series with Mark Waid, the comic has introduced the character to a new generation of fans with action-packed adventures and an old-school attitude.

And now Haspiel, who plotted and drew the first four issues of The Fox, has announced that the current five-issue mini-series, that finishes this week, will get a follow-up soon. After the end of the current storyline, “Freak Magnet,” the Fox will get a new storyline, “Fox Hunt.”

Working with Waid and now DeMatteis, Haspiel has turned The Fox into a reluctant superhero, a “freak magnet” who can’t avoid trouble, yet clearly enjoys himself in the midst of a fight. Now that DeMatteis is not only taking over for Waid’s former scripting and dialogue duties, but has also plotted this week’s #5, Newsarama talked to Haspiel and DeMatteis about what comes next for the hero in this week’s finale to “Freak Magnet” — and beyond.

Comic Vine Debuts The Fox #5 Trailer


Comic Vine has revealed the trailer to Red Circle’s The Fox #5. With the end of the “Freak Magnet” saga comes the final trailer for the critically-acclaimed psychedelic mini-series. Get a look at the freakiest issue yet!

Take a look at the trailer, then pick up a copy of The Fox #5 at your local comic shop today!

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Comic Book Resources Exclusively Previews The Fox #5


Dean Haspiel teams with J.M. DeMatteis for the freakiest finale you’ve ever seen!

Comic Book Resources has posted their exclusive preview of The Fox #5. The titular hero is thrown 70 years in the past – and must team with fellow Red Circle hero THE SHIELD to save the world!

Check out the “FOX FIVE” Variant Covers, along with the first pages released for the end of the “Freak Magnet” saga!

The Fox #5 goes on sale next Wednesday, March 12th.


Dean Haspiel (plots and illustration) and Mark Waid (dialogue) of The Fox sat down for a chat with David Betancourt of Washington Post’s Comic Riffs!

“Teeming with talent, Mark Waid and Dean Haspiel are sly like the Fox with deft Red Circle miniseries,” Washington Post says – clicky to read the full article!

Don’t miss out on The Fox!


The Reviews are in for THE FOX #4 — and they’re AWESOME

We knew we were making an amazing comic book when we started putting THE FOX together, and the reviews on issue #4 are only confirming it!

“Whether you realized it or not, The Fox has quietly become one of the most consistently entertaining superhero books on the market, expertly balancing its humorous, laugh-a-minute tone with creative characters, frenetic action sequences, and a sense of high adventure that simply cannot be phoned in,” says Dan Casey of Nerdist.com — AS THEY PUT THE FOX #4  THEIR PULL LIST!

“Artist Dean Haspiel and scripter Mark Waid — who adapts and enhances Haspiel’s original story outlines — are an absolute comics dream team. Together, their work on The Fox is one of those increasingly rare instances where a captivating new mythos is unfolding before our very eyes. ” — Den of Geek

“The content that is being offered by Red Circle is way above the current standard of the word “good”.” — Comic Bastards – who gave this issue of The Fox 5/5 stars!

Pick up The Fox at your local comic shop!


Catch the EXCLUSIVE preview of The Fox #4

Comic Book Resources has a preview of The Fox #4!

Catch the next thrilling installment of The Fox with ‘The Voodoo You Do’! See our hero the Fox battle the crazed King of Diamonds! As the Queen of Diamonds might say, “This story must not be missing your reading!” Plotted and illustrated by Dean Haspiel with dialogue by Mark Waid, The Fox #4 is sure to entertain!

And don’t forget to catch up on the story so far!