BOOM! Box from BOOM! Studios has announced a return to the high-stakes world of fencing with the upcoming release of Fence: Redemption #1, the first in a new four issue arc in C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad‘s epic queer sports drama.
Here’s what BOOM! had to say about this newest adventure:
Return to the thrilling world of high-stakes, competitive fencing with the next exciting chapter of FENCE, featuring the beloved cast of the original hit series! Are Seiji and Jesse really through? The rumors around Halverton have spread like wildfire, but it’s not long before a mysterious new fencer arrives–one who may finally pose a threat to the #1 spot in the prestigious fencing training camp.
Fence follows Nicholas Cox, an amateur teenage fencer who dreams of becoming a champion like his father, Robert Coste. Along the way, he earns a scholarship at Kings Row, an elite boys school with a superb fencing team, and gets to train against some of their best and brightest (including rival and roommate Seiji Katayama) to earn a spot on the squad.
The series has run since January 2017, with the latest installment arriving in August 2022. Fence: Rise followed the team’s adventures as they made their way to the prestigious Halverton Training Camp and faced off against some of the best fencers in the country.
“The return of Fence is one of BOOM! Box’s publishing initiatives I am most excited about this year,” said said series editor Dafna Pleban. “I am, and have always been, first and foremost a super fan of this series, and getting to help C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad shepherd these stories into the world is a dream come true.”
Pacat and Johanna the Mad teased the drama to come in this newest volume:
Pacat: Rivals clash swords, secrets are revealed, romance soars–and Johanna the Mad’s art takes everything to the next level. I can’t wait for you all to read what has to be my favourite FENCE yet!
Johanna the Mad: A new challenge approaches Nicholas and his teammates at the Halverton Training Camp, but will they be ready to face it? Step in and find out what C.S. Pacat has in store for them!
Fence: Redemption #1 will be on sale in comic shops and digitally June 2023. The first issue will have covers from Johanna the Mad (above), Magdalena Pagowska, Keyla Valerio, and Frany, all featured below:
Which of these five characters do you like the most? I am very impressed with the impressive drawings in this series.
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