Graphic novel review: Fence #6-10 by C.S. Pacat

Fence #6-10 by C.S. Pacat
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Publication Date: May 16, 2018 – September 26, 2018
Source: Borrowed
Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Cox is an outsider to the competitive fencing world. Filled with raw talent but lacking proper training, he signs up for a competition that puts him head-to-head with fencing prodigy Seiji Katayama…and on the road to the elite all-boys school Kings Row. A chance at a real team and a place to belong awaits him—if he can make the cut!

I spent the last day of 2018 reading issues 6-10 of Fence. While, overall, I really enjoyed the first five issues, I was kind of indifferent to these. It might be because I’ve become obsessed with Saga, in which both the art and the storytelling are far superior. Or it might be because nothing much happens in these issues.

Sure, Nicholas and Seiji are feuding. There’s a lot of fencing. (Obviously.) Everyone flirts with each other. This is nothing new. But maybe that’s the problem. I read five issues of this graphic novel and nothing new happened.

I’m almost caught up on this one and I’m just hoping it’s worth it in the end.

Ratings

Fence #6: ★★★☆☆
Fence #7: ★★★☆☆
Fence #8: ★★★☆☆
Fence #9: ★★★★☆
Fence #10: ★★★☆☆

Average: 3.2 stars


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Graphic novel review: Fence #1-5 by C.S. Pacat

Fence #1-5 by C.S. Pacat
Links: Amazon • TBD • Goodreads
Publication Date: November 1, 2017 – April 18, 2018
Source: Borrowed
Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Cox is an outsider to the competitive fencing world. Filled with raw talent but lacking proper training, he signs up for a competition that puts him head-to-head with fencing prodigy Seiji Katayama…and on the road to the elite all-boys school Kings Row. A chance at a real team and a place to belong awaits him—if he can make the cut!

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’ve been kind of wrapped up in the Throne of Glass universe recently. I’ve been reading the books back-to-back and while I’ve been enjoying it, I was having a particularly bad night on Friday and I just couldn’t focus on what was happening in Aelin’s life. I needed something lighter, something that I could kind of mindlessly flip through, and it turned out that Fence was just that thing.

I don’t read a lot of graphic novels, but I’d seen this series popping up on Goodreads, Twitter, and WordPress, and it looked interesting. I can’t say that I’d really given much thought to fencing in the past, but I’m a sucker for underdogs and Nicholas is nothing if not a complete underdog.

He’s talented but poorly trained. He’s attending Kings Row on scholarship with a bunch of wealthy classmates. Despite his best efforts, he can’t get a win, and to make things even worse, he’s rooming with his biggest rival, Seiji.

Each issue is less than 30 pages, so I feel like I can’t really say that much about what happens without giving everything away. What I can say is that I like Nicholas, I like the art, and I read the first five issues in one sitting. While I don’t have the next five yet, I hope to read them soon.

Ratings
Fence #1: ★★★★☆
Fence #2: ★★★★☆
Fence #3: ★★★☆☆
Fence #4: ★★★☆☆
Fence #5: ★★★★☆

Average: 3.6 stars


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