Fence #2 (Fence, #2)
As Seiji and Nicholas struggle with their living arrangement, the competition heats up.

Fence #2 (Fence, #2) Details

TitleFence #2 (Fence, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 20th, 2017
PublisherBOOM! - BOOM! Box
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Lgbt, Sports and Games, Sports, Young Adult, Contemporary

Fence #2 (Fence, #2) Review

  • Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
    January 1, 1970
    "My name's Nicholas Cox...and I'm going to make you remember it." I enjoyed this way more than the first one (if that's even possible). It took me longer to decide on whether I should give this 4 or 5 stars, than it did for me to actually finish reading the issue. #sorrynotsorry (and just like last time, I find myself inching towards 4 only because of the length) _____________ Sign me up, Kings Row I loved how much more this issue packed in. We got to be introduced to more bois™ and there was "My name's Nicholas Cox...and I'm going to make you remember it." I enjoyed this way more than the first one (if that's even possible). It took me longer to decide on whether I should give this 4 or 5 stars, than it did for me to actually finish reading the issue. #sorrynotsorry (and just like last time, I find myself inching towards 4 only because of the length) _____________ Sign me up, Kings Row I loved how much more this issue packed in. We got to be introduced to more bois™ and there was so many laugh out loud moments! I can see the electricity between a couple couples and I AM ON BOARD THE MOTHERFUCKING SHIP! These group of kids are going to be the death of me and I can already feel myself breaking inside because at the moment there are only 5 issues set to be published. We get around 22 pages every month:Let me do the math for you. That's 110 pages of these ragtag group of boys to shatter my heart in every way possible. A Compilation of Thoughts - I am so here for Harvard and Aiden. Just look at their character sheets. Find me a better childhood romance situation. I'll wait. - Upon personal observation, I have realized that Nicholas has mistaken the pillow for Seiji. - Everyone needs a Bobby in their life. - Especially Dante. - The fact that there are so many ships and stans in this series. My fangirly heart is not meant for such bittersweet torture. Give me more. I want all of it. Character Sheets *********** Pre -Release Edit
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  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    January 1, 1970
    Ohh Seji’s and Nicholas’ competitive spirit gives me life!! XDAnd woah that were a lot of new character introductions! My head is spinning!I think it might take a while until I can allocate them all. I definitely liked Bobby the most though. He is amazing!!! =))Also is it just me or is it truly possible that Aiden is likely to dump everyone? *lol* He looks like the typical charmer! ;-PAnyway, I am so ready to dive deeper into this world!Give me the next one!!! XDP.S: I'm convinced Bobby's vision Ohh Seji’s and Nicholas’ competitive spirit gives me life!! XDAnd woah that were a lot of new character introductions! My head is spinning!I think it might take a while until I can allocate them all. I definitely liked Bobby the most though. He is amazing!!! =))Also is it just me or is it truly possible that Aiden is likely to dump everyone? *lol* He looks like the typical charmer! ;-PAnyway, I am so ready to dive deeper into this world!Give me the next one!!! XDP.S: I'm convinced Bobby's vision of Seji will become Nicholas' vision too. Well at least at some point. *lol* ;-)
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  • ⚔ Silvia ⚓
    January 1, 1970
    ⚔⚔ Full review now posted!While the first issue was all about introducing the main character, Nicholas, and setting up the rivalry with Seiji, this second issue felt more like a full dive into the world we're going to be part of for the rest of the comic. I felt like this kind of pacing was perfect for me, because once I get to know the main character and what he stands to lose or gain by achieving his dreams, I am ready to be given more information and I enjoy looking at the tiny but significan ⚔️⚔️ Full review now posted!While the first issue was all about introducing the main character, Nicholas, and setting up the rivalry with Seiji, this second issue felt more like a full dive into the world we're going to be part of for the rest of the comic. I felt like this kind of pacing was perfect for me, because once I get to know the main character and what he stands to lose or gain by achieving his dreams, I am ready to be given more information and I enjoy looking at the tiny but significant details that this comic offers.And there is really a lot that this issue told us, directly or not. Let me go on a little tangent and say that after this I am truly, 100% convinced that Pacat's style is absolutely perfect for the comic format. The uniqueness of her writing style in novel format has always been the ability of conveying information in indirect ways, and letting the reader do the math to come up with their own conclusion. This was especially true in Captive Prince, which of course it's told in a novel format, but it's plain that the same is happening in Fence, and I couldn't be more pleased.*some minor spoilers, don't read if you want to go in blind*In #1 we found out that Nicholas and Seiji will be roommates at Kings Row, and in #2 we see how they handle it. Which is: not well. The first part is so funny I literally almost choked on the tea I was drinking lol?? Anyway, we also see how eager and excited Nicholas is to finally be at a proper fencing school, even though Kings Row is far from being an excellence. Just like that, you don't only care about Nicholas's personal journey, but you also care about the school in itself and you want the fencing team to do well. After all, what's a good ol' sports comic if you don't root for the underdog? A lot of characters were introduced and I love every single one of them. We have Harvard, the team captain, Bobby who is simply too cute to be real (yes I know he's not real, chill), Eugene the jock, Aiden who is too goddamn handsome for his own good (and for Harvard's), along with the three Bons (lol) and coach Williams (I love her so much, she's so sly lmao). Something perhaps more important we get to see here in terms of representation is how casually non-heteronormative the setting of this comic is. There's no fragile masculinity, no batting an eye if a guy is wearing his hair in a bow and his uniform involves a skirt, and casual flirting and complimenting between schoolmates. *RANDOM SPOILERS OF THINGS I LOVED FROM HERE ON* - Seiji claiming he doesn't know Nicholas shrglrshlhs I knew he would and I hate him- Harvard is such a sly asshole I love him- "I AM NOT SOME FENCER. MY NAME IS NICHOLAS COX AND I'M GOING TO MAKE YOU REMEMBER IT" - that height difference tho- "the captain shows no remorse" oh Harvard- THE LINE BETWEEN THE BEDS LMAO THEY'RE SO DAMN CHILDISH- Nicholas put some clothes on you're gonna kill Seiji- THE. DUCK. SHOWER. CURTAIN.- Seiji's PJs- This:- "no shower curtain" gslkghldhgdfh- EUGENE IS A JERK- BOBBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!- I WOULD THROW MYSELF OFF A CLIFF FOR BOBBY!!!!!!!- BOBBY'S CRUSH ON SEIJI I CAN'T HE'S TOO CUTE- NICHOLAS BEING SUCH A SMOOTH FLIRTER??? everyone is gonna fall in love with him within a week- Tanner and Kally are the established couple we deserve- I KNEW IT WAS JESSE WHO BEAT SEIJI FGDHHLDH- Jesse Coste looks so good y'all- Coach Williams' wall of things not to say is THE BEST THING- "Aiden dumped me"- Aiden himself holy shit- The three Bons lol- Robert Coste went to KR??????????- THE EXTON TEAM LOOKS SO GOOD OMFG - I wanna meet the twins- okay but I care so much about all of them so can we like, idk, change the rules of fencing so that everyone can make the team????????? thx_______Nobody panic but you can read the preview of Fence #2 here: https://www.avclub.com/rivals-become-..._____and they were rOOMMATES
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  • Anyta Sunday
    January 1, 1970
    Amazing tension.... Hate the wait between volumes.Gimme them all. Now.... Pretty please?Oh, God, is it December already???...
  • Marpapad
    January 1, 1970
    [3.5]
  • Emma
    January 1, 1970
    I think I’ll probably get around to writing a longer, proper review of this comic series on my blog after the next issue comes out, because for now my mind is basically just:sooooo this review comes to you in the form of a quick (semi-spoilery) list!Reasons Why I Love This Comic, brought to you by emma: ▪ seiji and nicholas are already being so petty and I love it ▪ ICYMI this features BOTH the roommates and enemies to lovers trope ▪ “I’m going to make you remember it” dsjjkasdfff ▪ that fucking I think I’ll probably get around to writing a longer, proper review of this comic series on my blog after the next issue comes out, because for now my mind is basically just:sooooo this review comes to you in the form of a quick (semi-spoilery) list!Reasons Why I Love This Comic, brought to you by emma: ▪️ seiji and nicholas are already being so petty and I love it ▪️ ICYMI this features BOTH the roommates and enemies to lovers trope ▪️ “I’m going to make you remember it” dsjjkasdfff ▪️ that fucking duck shower curtain ▪️ the fact that seiji has to sleep completely tucked in and nicholas is predictably a mess ▪️ coach williams is already such a badass, I love her! ▪️ all of the characters introduced so far are 👌👌👌 ▪️ but also I’m ready to throw hands at these people who messed with nicholas ▪️ BOBBY THO *heart eyes* ▪️ the “bobby vision vs. nicholas vision” part made me cACKLE ▪️ “aiden dumped me” ▪️ I wish my eyeliner looked as good as aiden’s tbh ▪️ there can only be THREE on the team oh my god I’m not ready for this drama ▪️ overall I just love the casual queer rep!!! ▪️ heteronormativity and gender norms?? don’t know them ▪️ there are no coming out scenes, no scenes of characters worrying about people reacting negatively to the way they dress or who they’re crushing on ▪️ it’s just,,, THERE and it’s so simple and niceANYWAY the next issue comes out on my birthday?? what did I do to deserve this gift????
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  • Shin Mon Thway
    January 1, 1970
    Well, what more can I say that others haven’t? 😁 No.1 – It’s C.S. Pacat, No.2 – It’s C.S. Pacat. Really, the second one is even better than the first one. 😍 I really hope it won’t stop with only 5 issues as they first planned. 😌 The tension between Seiji and Nicholas is dynamic and interesting. 💜 Is that tension just rivaliry or sexual? We still don’t know but I seriously hope the latter is the case. 😂👏 Also, many interesting and new characters in this issue, especially Aiden. Oooooo .. I’m a Well, what more can I say that others haven’t? 😁 No.1 – It’s C.S. Pacat, No.2 – It’s C.S. Pacat. Really, the second one is even better than the first one. 😍 I really hope it won’t stop with only 5 issues as they first planned. 😌 The tension between Seiji and Nicholas is dynamic and interesting. 💜 Is that tension just rivaliry or sexual? We still don’t know but I seriously hope the latter is the case. 😂👏 Also, many interesting and new characters in this issue, especially Aiden. Oooooo .. I’m a sucker for playboys! 😘 And the Nicholas’ half-brother? 😱 You don’t need to be a genius to tell it’s Pacat’s touch. 👍 Can’t wait for the third issue. Pre-ordered and waiting. 😍❤️😘 5 I want more and I want them now stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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  • The Girl Murdered by Her TBR
    January 1, 1970
    I know I'll be craving every single thing in this book... Help!
  • Hamad
    January 1, 1970
    This was definitely better than book oneI am continuing this series for sure and I started to have higher expectations now :O
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    January 1, 1970
    ok this was really good I NEED MORE OF THIS SERIES ASAP I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. Fence #2 sets up Seiji and Nicholas' relationship more and introduces us to all the Fencers at Kings Row and I really liked the new characters. BOBBY SHE'S SO CUTEEEEEOk this was so funny though? I couldn't stop laughing. I mean ... this? omfgand alsoI am definitely on board with this series, I need more asap. I need them to all become bffs and to win the championships and become soft boyfriends wow I'm so inves ok this was really good I NEED MORE OF THIS SERIES ASAP I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS. Fence #2 sets up Seiji and Nicholas' relationship more and introduces us to all the Fencers at Kings Row and I really liked the new characters. BOBBY SHE'S SO CUTEEEEEOk this was so funny though? I couldn't stop laughing. I mean ... this? omfgand alsoI am definitely on board with this series, I need more asap. I need them to all become bffs and to win the championships and become soft boyfriends wow I'm so invested in this outcomeALSO I DEMAND THESE GRAPHIC NOVELS BE MADE LONGER
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  • Meags
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 StarsThis second installment sees Nicholas and Seiji roomed together at their new school, much to their great displeasure. We also get to meet all the other boys who are trying out for the school's fencing team, which only holds three main spots for the best fencers, causing lots of tension and competitive banter among the group. Once again, I love the artwork, and I especially enjoy the brand of humour that is laced throughout this story. On to the next one...
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  • Ishmeen
    January 1, 1970
    So much better than the first one!! I'm on board :)
  • amy
    January 1, 1970
    ah yes, the ‘my arch nemesis and i have to share a room and there’s absolutely nothing we can do about it’ trope, aka my favorite trope......... ever
  • Maria
    January 1, 1970
    I’M HOOKED!!!!
  • rin (lorenzo)
    January 1, 1970
    c.s. pacat, comedy queen,thenk~~~~~god tieri need next wednesday like yesterday~~~~~~this HAS to get 23490320529239489238 issues or i'll sueanyway i need bobby dante and jesse in this issue but also pining idiots harvard and aiden and seijixnicholas dynamics thanksi wonder if seiji would pretend that he doesnt remember nicholas skfsdljf
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  • Romie
    January 1, 1970
    Why did I read this so quickly? Now what do I do?It was better than the first issue, I love the tension between all the guys, and I'm so ready to learn more about everybody in the team!
  • Aleksandra
    January 1, 1970
    noooooowhy the issue is so shortI want moreI swear the sales better be amazing. 6 issues won't be enough at all!
  • chandler ainsley ❁
    January 1, 1970
    okay, i'm officially in love.the first one had me a little taken aback, mostly because of how short these are. i had a hard time connecting to the characters and getting excited for the story. but i'm happy to report that this installment has got me HYPED.we get an introduction into a little bit of fencing history (as is relevant to the story), a hint at roommate angst (the illustrations on these pages are so lovely, the dichotomy of the two main characters is awesome), and KICK ASS intros to th okay, i'm officially in love.the first one had me a little taken aback, mostly because of how short these are. i had a hard time connecting to the characters and getting excited for the story. but i'm happy to report that this installment has got me HYPED.we get an introduction into a little bit of fencing history (as is relevant to the story), a hint at roommate angst (the illustrations on these pages are so lovely, the dichotomy of the two main characters is awesome), and KICK ASS intros to the team. i'm really excited to see the team dynamic in the future... that's really what i live for in sports heavy books/comics (i.e. check, please! and the the foxhole court). anyway: read this, die happy, etc etc.
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  • queen0f_hearts
    January 1, 1970
    It’s getting more interesting! And while Fence #1 felt more like an introduction (well, it was an introduction XD), in #2 I felt more like arriving and being part of it. How satisfying.I’m glad to slowly meet all the characters! Harvard is truly a hell of a captain, Bobby is so awesome and cute (I think he’s my fav for now), Aiden is just Aiden (♡) and Eugene surprised me the most! I know it was some kind of bullying but I would say bullying in light version and it’s not like Nicholas can’t hand It’s getting more interesting! And while Fence #1 felt more like an introduction (well, it was an introduction XD), in #2 I felt more like arriving and being part of it. How satisfying.I’m glad to slowly meet all the characters! Harvard is truly a hell of a captain, Bobby is so awesome and cute (I think he’s my fav for now), Aiden is just Aiden (♡) and Eugene surprised me the most! I know it was some kind of bullying but I would say bullying in light version and it’s not like Nicholas can’t handle it (in fact, he handled it pretty professionally!), plus, isn’t this kind of typical for competitive boys to test out their limits? //shrugs I don’t know but I don’t blame Eugene.Finally, THERE WAS ONE ENTIRE PANEL OF THE EXTON TEAM!! Woohooooo!! Jesse looked sooooo handsome and superior! That expression, he truly got it from his father! :3 Also, there were the Leventis twins! I feel sooooo blessed! They both look so handsome too, with their curly hair!!~ And Johanna did a good job on drawing them because of how she depicts their different personalities in this one panel.This was so wonderful and too short. As always... Reminder: Never ever say ‘Aiden bumped me’! //laughs endlessly
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  • Anali
    January 1, 1970
    No entiendo porque los capítulos de Fence tienen que ser tan cortos, la intriga me mata. Este capítulo fue un poco menos intenso que el primero, pero me gusto la introducción de nuevos personajes, que fueron muy interesantes. Bobby es mi favorita y me parece cool que haya una chica (entre todos esos chicos) peleando por un puesto en el equipo. La relación entre Seiji y Nick casi que es peor, pero es muy gracioso ver como discuten y crean barreras en su alcoba. Además, estoy muy curiosa por saber No entiendo porque los capítulos de Fence tienen que ser tan cortos, la intriga me mata. Este capítulo fue un poco menos intenso que el primero, pero me gusto la introducción de nuevos personajes, que fueron muy interesantes. Bobby es mi favorita y me parece cool que haya una chica (entre todos esos chicos) peleando por un puesto en el equipo. La relación entre Seiji y Nick casi que es peor, pero es muy gracioso ver como discuten y crean barreras en su alcoba. Además, estoy muy curiosa por saber porque Seiji no fue a Exton. En lo referente al arte, me parece genial. Muy prolijo y agradable. ¡YA QUIERO EL SIGUIENTE CAPÍTULO!
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  • Eugenia
    January 1, 1970
    Stunning graphics! Building tension!The story is slowly unfolding in this serial comix in what appears to be (hopefully) an enemies-to-lovers story. I haven’t read any of the blurbs for any of these short comics, but I have faith in PS Pacat to deliver a good story. So far, I’m liking what I read and see. I’m pacing myself on these, having bought the first six at $0.99 apiece. I’m very much looking forward to the next one, but I’m practicing a concept foreign to me: denial of instant gratificati Stunning graphics! Building tension!The story is slowly unfolding in this serial comix in what appears to be (hopefully) an enemies-to-lovers story. I haven’t read any of the blurbs for any of these short comics, but I have faith in PS Pacat to deliver a good story. So far, I’m liking what I read and see. I’m pacing myself on these, having bought the first six at $0.99 apiece. I’m very much looking forward to the next one, but I’m practicing a concept foreign to me: denial of instant gratification. So far, so good!
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  • Therese
    January 1, 1970
    I want to read the whole story before my proper review.
  • ☆♥☆Kotyonok꧁꧂
    January 1, 1970
    This issue picks up right where the second left off, with Nicholas and Seiji butting heads (shipping these two so badly <<33). They give me total Laurent and Damen vibes (speaking of which, CS Pacat, WHERE IS THE 4TH CAPTIVE PRINCE NOVELLA I WAS PROMISED?!). I enjoyed this issue, but not as much as the first as not much happened. It was more so about expanding the other characters and showing the ropes of the school. There's a very diverse cast, and it was nice to see that, nice to see peo This issue picks up right where the second left off, with Nicholas and Seiji butting heads (shipping these two so badly <<33). They give me total Laurent and Damen vibes (speaking of which, CS Pacat, WHERE IS THE 4TH CAPTIVE PRINCE NOVELLA I WAS PROMISED?!). I enjoyed this issue, but not as much as the first as not much happened. It was more so about expanding the other characters and showing the ropes of the school. There's a very diverse cast, and it was nice to see that, nice to see people of different races just all competing in a common interest--fencing. But then there's this character named Bobby, a guy....wearing a skirt. *facepalm*I have no problem if a guy is more feminine, I hold no standards for male characters in terms of masculinity. But the skirt was so ridiculous and stupid, he looked like a girl, and I honestly got confused if Bobby was a boy or a girl. I saw one review saying this was a good thing because it showed the world wasn't "heteronormative" FACEPALM FACEPALM FACEPALM I am amazed sometimes at the stupidy of people who want to be more "accepting" and "tolerant" but then go bashing anything straight, anything white, anything heterosexual. Tolerance my ass--you're just as intolerant as the other side. Same shit.If you think men wearing skirts and dresses is "progress", you're a fucking idiot. It's stupid SJW nonsense like that that gave us the 1000000+ fictional genders ideas (spoiler alert: there are only two genders, facts don't care about your feelings snowflakes). There are limits to things everyone--limits as not everything can be relative and left up to feelings. Some things just ARE, for that's the natural order by which society runs. Stop making everything determined by your fickle snowflake feelings. That being said, rant over, I look forward to the next issue of course.
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  • Sahitya
    January 1, 1970
    This book starts off exactly like I expected, with Nicholas’s disbelief that his nemesis who was supposed to be at the rival school is now his roommate and Seiji even refusing to recognize Nick. We also get introduced to a lot of other fencers, all of whom are now going to compete with each other to make it to the team.Coach Williams seems like a formidable woman and I have a feeling that none of the bullying tactics of some players are gonna work around her. Bobby is the cutest guy with heart e This book starts off exactly like I expected, with Nicholas’s disbelief that his nemesis who was supposed to be at the rival school is now his roommate and Seiji even refusing to recognize Nick. We also get introduced to a lot of other fencers, all of whom are now going to compete with each other to make it to the team.Coach Williams seems like a formidable woman and I have a feeling that none of the bullying tactics of some players are gonna work around her. Bobby is the cutest guy with heart eyes for Seiji and I’m very excited to see how good a fencer he is. Nick is feeling a little intimidated because he is not used to the wonderful training facilities but his confidence is his major asset. Aiden seems like a charmer and I’m hopeful he’ll show up in the next book. The artwork is on point and I really liked a few characters. The panels with Bobby’s imagination are especially lovely and Nicholas looks very dapper in his school uniform. He is also being slightly flirty towards Bobby and I’m totally digging it. The banter between Nick and Seiji is so much fun to read about and now that the competition is heating up, I can’t wait to read what all of them will do to outmaneuver each other.
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  • Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
    January 1, 1970
    Just as good as the first. Now we’re getting to know the characters better, bit by bit, and I need the next issue in the my hands five minutes ago.All the buzz around this is well deserved. Can’t wait to see where this goes next!
  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    Just keeps getting better. I love meeting all the new characters: Bobby is adorable. Eugene is a shit. Aiden is hot af.Harvard is amazing. and it's also so funny??? I wasn't expecting to laugh, but I did. give me all the issues now please
  • Aldi
    January 1, 1970
    Love the details and humour of the art. That rubber duck cracked me up way more than it probably should. That and Aiden's Gilderoy Lockhart-esque entrance. Also yay for casual diversity. More pls!
  • Chelsea
    January 1, 1970
    Another great issue! I am really loving the dynamics between Seiji and Nicholas! Also, we get introduced to Bobby who I love! He's adorable! The other guys are there and they have names but I can't quite get a read on if we're going to get to know a lot more about them at this time. It is interesting to watch the shake up for Seiji as he is Nicholas' person to beat but the other fencers don't think he's a threat yet.
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  • Noora Smith
    January 1, 1970
    I'm totally hooked with Fence now. I didn't expect Seiji to be his roomie thou. I'm obsessed with the graphic.
  • Alexandra
    January 1, 1970
    The duck curtain...and the other duck were the funniest!
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