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)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 20th, 2017
PublisherBOOM! - BOOM! Box
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Contemporary, Young Adult, Glbt

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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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  • ⚔ 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???...
  • 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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  • Emma
    January 1, 1970
    this was fantastic and I have so many Thoughts™ but if you'll excuse me I need to go reread this three more times before I can form coherent sentences
  • Maria
    January 1, 1970
    I’M HOOKED!!!!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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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  • chandler ainsley [reads]
    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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  • ☆♥☆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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  • 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!
  • Alexandra
    January 1, 1970
    The duck curtain...and the other duck were the funniest!
  • Dylan
    January 1, 1970
    eh. This was okay? I'm still really excited for the future issues, but pretty much NOTHING happened.
  • Marty :} (thecursedbooks)
    January 1, 1970
    This is getting better with each issue, I just wish C.S. Pacat would drop the whole volume and not keep me on the edge like this.
  • alex ♡
    January 1, 1970
    bobby is too precious i must protec
  • Eloise
    January 1, 1970
    Okay, this was SO FUNNY. But also so short.Meeting the rest of the cast in this issue was GREAT. I can't wait to get to know them more.I'm honestly considering getting the issues once they're all out because only reading small chapters each time is killing me?How many issues will there be?I read somewhere that there would be 6 but I can't see how we're going to get much development with only 6 issues if they're this short.
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  • juliana
    January 1, 1970
    3? 3,5? 4? / 5I really don't know how to rate this comics! They are just too damn short!
  • Shan(Littleirishbookcat)
    January 1, 1970
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! It's just as good as I expected. Honestly waiting issue by issue for this comic is torture but once you get it in your hand it's all worth it. Then of course you finish it just as quick as the previous time and the torture cycle starts again. But like I said, Worth it! 😍Okay so I'm not going to be able to write a coherent review so I'm just going to leave you all with a list of things I loved about this issue. With some reasons why you should 100% read this comic mixed in. The L Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! It's just as good as I expected. Honestly waiting issue by issue for this comic is torture but once you get it in your hand it's all worth it. Then of course you finish it just as quick as the previous time and the torture cycle starts again. But like I said, Worth it! 😍Okay so I'm not going to be able to write a coherent review so I'm just going to leave you all with a list of things I loved about this issue. With some reasons why you should 100% read this comic mixed in. The List✔️BOBBY! Yes you should read this comic just for Bobby because he's so precious and deserves the world! ✔️Rivals + Roomates.✔️They put a shower curtain between them. I can't.✔️Seiji pulls off the flawless hair & messy bed head. ✔️Harvard!! Also Aiden. I can already feel the mutual pinning.✔️The coach is mean as hell. I'm in love. 😍✔️It's so diverse! ✔️Honestly the only straight guy is an asshole. ✔️It's fantastic.✔️Boarding school! ✔️The three bons. You've got to love the three bons.✔️Eugene being a jerk but you gotta love him! ✔️Nicholas & Bobby are the BROTP.✔️Nicholas is such a sweet character. He better achieve his dreams.✔️Seiji pretending not to care. Dude you're so going to care! ✔️BABY Nicholas. From issue one but I still have to include. ✔️Rival coaches with unresolved feelings to come! Did I mention it's f/f because it is!! Honestly guys it's been two issues and already Fence is my favorite comic ever. I'm so excited for issues to come. I just need to know what happens. Read Fence I promise you won't regret it. Also I'd totally show pictures from this issue but I still don't know how.
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  • Bev
    January 1, 1970
    Better than it's predecessor...and a little longer too I think, the artwork is still amazing and the storyline, now 2 chapters in, is picking up thank goodness. Nicholas still hasn't revealed who his scumbag of a father is, although I suspect the coach and the captain of the Kings Row fencing team know something that others don't. I loved the ducky screen 🦆 Seiji and Nicholas put up in the room between themselves, and there were some good chuckles too. 4.5 stars.
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  • Steph
    January 1, 1970
    4 starsWe need some kind of barrier. This line is not enough.This was honestly such a good issue! I loved this more than the first. Bobby is so adorable and the tension between Nicholas and Seiji!!! The humour in this is amazing as well. GIVE ME MORE PLEASE I'M DYING HERE. I NEED ISSUE 3.
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  • Zaynab
    January 1, 1970
    I don't know, maybe it's just me but I really didn't enjoy this. This story is really predictable and it could be wayyyyyy better. Each book/issue is literally only 20 pages and it's just personally, not for me. This is something that my 10-year-old brother would read. Why did I even bother with this book? ://
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  • Xanetia Anassan
    January 1, 1970
    GIMME MORE. I WANT MORE. I NEED MORE. I'M DYING FOR MORE. I love them so much omg.
  • Leanne
    January 1, 1970
    DYING to read the next instalment
  • amanda
    January 1, 1970
    that was wonderful. I love bobby and nicholas and i’m so excited for where this is going. I want more!!!!!
  • Angela
    January 1, 1970
    In this issue we get introduced to a lot more characters that Nicholas goes to school with aka his fencing competition. After reading it all I have to say is this series makes me so happy! This issue was hilarious, especially that part of, "Aiden dumped me." I was dying 😂 Oh, and that rubber duck lol. I don't know how to rate single issues properly, because they are quite short. I do feel like I'm missing something when I read them, but regardless I think I'm already so invested into this series In this issue we get introduced to a lot more characters that Nicholas goes to school with aka his fencing competition. After reading it all I have to say is this series makes me so happy! This issue was hilarious, especially that part of, "Aiden dumped me." I was dying 😂 Oh, and that rubber duck lol. I don't know how to rate single issues properly, because they are quite short. I do feel like I'm missing something when I read them, but regardless I think I'm already so invested into this series that my excitement and love for each new little bit keeps making me rate 5 stars. Honestly, a part of me is kind of rating them as a whole (as if it were already a trade paperback). Would highly recommend this series, however, if you'd rather read them all at once (issues #1-5) you'll have to wait till, I think July of 2018?? for the trade paperback to be released.
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  • Daniela
    January 1, 1970
    This is my new obsession. Beware.Nicholas and Seiji will be the death of me. I can feel it.
  • N O V I
    January 1, 1970
    The artwork is just so stunning and damn those characters are hot!!! I really cannot wait for more.
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