BOOM! Studios continues to announce original graphic novels collections. The publisher announced yesterday that the ongoing series, Fence will continue as an OGN series after the Fence #12 release in November.
FENCE brings together the worlds of teen soap opera with the adrenaline rush of competitive fencing for an exciting journey of self-discovery that has won over legions of fans worldwide. Nicholas, the secret son of a retired fencing champion, is a scrappy fencing wunderkind, and dreams of getting the chance and the training to actually compete. After getting accepted to the prodigious Kings Row private school, Nicholas is thrust into a cut-throat world, and finds himself facing not only his golden-boy half-brother, but the unbeatable, mysterious Seiji Katayama. Through clashes, rivalries, and romance between teammates, Nicholas and the boys of Kings Row will discover there’s much more to fencing than just foils and lunges.
“I’m so thrilled that FENCE will be continuing as a series of graphic novels!,” said series writer, C.S. Pacat. “FENCE was originally planned to run for 12 issues – but thanks to the amazing support of fans who have shown the series so much love it can now go to a whole new level. I can’t wait to take these characters all the way to nationals, to reveal some huge surprises that we’ve got stored up – and of course for the team romances to blossom! It’s been incredible to see the series connect with readers of all ages, and for fan favourites to emerge, along with an outpouring of fan works and enthusiasm. Thank you to everyone who has read and been a part of the world of Fence, as we join the new team on their rise!”
Mark my words, ladies and gentlemen, we are quietly seeing a publisher move towards an OGN first company at BOOM! Studios and the publisher will end up being better off for the business decision.