Fence Vol. 1 – Book Review

The Book

Title: Fence Vol. 1
Authors: C.S. Pacat, Johanna the Mad (Illustrator), Joana LaFuente (Colorist), Jim Campbell (Letterer)
Series/Number: Fence #1, collects issues #1-4
Genre: Contemporary, LGBTQ+
Age: Young Adult
Release Date: July 31, 2018
Page Count: 112

The Synopsis (Goodreads)

“Nicholas Cox is determined to prove himself in the world of competitive fencing, and earn his place alongside fencing legends like the dad he never knew, but things get more complicated when he’s up against his golden-boy half-brother, as well as sullen fencing prodigy, Seiji Katayama.”

My Thoughts

Oooh boy! I was hesitant about this one for awhile. I mean, I’m not a huge sports fan, but I kept hearing reviews of this graphic novel that included the words “queer”, “slow-burn”, and “amazing”. So I HAD to pick it up! I mean, how could I say no? I was not disappointed at all. This was fantastic and amazing and just… I want more. Nicholas is a boy from a poor neighbourhood who desperately wants to fence and be the best fencer he can be. He ends up at a fancy private school (cue all the awkward private school crushes and romance) and let the drama ensue.

Rating: 4.5/5

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