Fence Vol. 1 was created by C.S. Pascat (Author), Johanna the Mad (Illustrator), Joana LaFuente (Colourist) and Jim Campbell (Letterer). It was published in 2018 by BOOM! Box

Fence, Vol. 1 by C.S. Pacat

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Fence is a young adult sports graphic novel that follows the story of Nicholas Cox, the illegimate son of a former fencing champion. Nicholas may come from humble beginnings but he possesses a heady determination and spunkiness that drives him to follow in his estranged father’s footsteps.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this graphic novel, I thought it was exhilarating, explosive with just the right amount of still moments to provide relief from all the high energy excitement. It also did a good job of creating a feeling of high stakes, which in turn made for some nail-biting scenes that constantly kept me guessing.

I thought the struggle that Nicholas’ character faces developed in a very believable way and that the intense rivalry he shares with Seiji was wonderfully illustrated. Also, I loved the post-modern diversity of the characterisation.

I found it very difficult to fault this graphic novel, there is so much worth gushing over, including the climactic ending that left me wanting more.

Rating: 4 out of 5.



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