LOS ANGELES, CA (March 23, 2023) – The GLAAD Media Award-nominated sports comic from USA Today bestselling author C.S. Pacat (Dark Rise) and acclaimed cartoonist Johanna the Mad (Wynd), returns with a new four issue mini-series in FENCE: REDEMPTION this June from the award-winning BOOM! Box imprint at BOOM! Studios.
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.
C.S. Pacat is the New York Times and USA-Today best-selling author of Dark Rise, the Captive Prince trilogy, and the GLAAD-nominated graphic novels Fence, as well as a writer for DC Comics. Educated at the University of Melbourne, C.S. Pacat has since lived in a number of cities, including Tokyo and Perugia, and currently resides and writes in Melbourne.
“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!” said series writer C.S. Pacat.
Johanna The Mad is a comic book artist and illustrator from Mexico. Thanks to growing a social media following, she turned into a freelance artist and has worked with publishers like BOOM! Studios and Little Brown. Find her social links at https://linktr.ee/johannathemad
“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!” said series artist Johanna the Mad.
FENCE: REDEMPTION features covers by Johanna the Mad, Magdalena Pagowska (Magic), Keyla Valerio (Power Rangers Unlimited), and Frany (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
“The return of Fence is one of BOOM! Box’s publishing initiatives I am most excited about this year. 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.” said series editor Dafna Pleban.
FENCE: REDEMPTION is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning BOOM! Box imprint, home to groundbreaking original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera and Celia Moscote; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; Mamo by Sas Milledge; Save Yourself! by Bones Leopard and Kelly and Nichole Matthews; Specter Inspectors by Bowen McCurdy and Kaitlyn Musto; The Last Witch by Conor McCreery and V.V. Glass; Ghosted in LA by Sina Grace and Siobhan Keenan; The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes; Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams; educational series Seen: True Stories of Marginalized Trailblazers;Getting Dizzy by Shea Fontana and Celia Moscote, and Hollow by Shannon Watters, Branden Boyer-White, and Berenice Nelle.
FENCE: REDEMPTION will be available in comic shops June 2023. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.
Be sure to catch up on Fence Vol 1-5, available anywhere books are sold!