March 19, 2018 (Los Angeles, CA) – BOOM! Studios is proud to unveil an all-new variant cover to FENCE #5 from Dream Daddy superstar artist Shanen Pae, in-stores April 18. The hit series, from best-selling novelist C.S. Pacat (Captive Prince) and popular online sensation Johanna The Mad, 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 since its debut the celebrated BOOM! Box imprint in November 2017.
Additionally, FENCE #5 will hit stores on the same day in April as FENCE VOL.1 DISCOVER NOW EDITION, a comic-shop exclusive collection featuring the first four issues from the sensational series, also featuring a cover by Shanen Pae, with an MSRP of $9.99
“We launched FENCE with a special variant cover by Shanen Pae and as we begin the next arc of the series, we knew we had to have her back for more!” said Dafna Pleban, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “We couldn’t be more thankful for the outpouring of support from fans after every issue of Fence and we feel really lucky we get to continue telling Nick and Seiji’s story!”
In July, a standard edition of FENCE VOL.1, featuring a different cover and including additional behind-the-scenes material, will be released to comic shops and bookstores worldwide, with an MSRP of $9.99. While this standard version will remain in print, FENCE VOL.1 DISCOVER NOW EDITION will be strictly limited to the initial print run and then never reprinted again.
Print copies of FENCE VOL.1 DISCOVER NOW EDITION and FENCE #5 will be available for sale at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) on April 18. Digital copies of FENCE #5 will be available to purchase on digital book marketplaces, including ComiXology, iBooks, Google Books, and the BOOM! Studios app.
FENCE is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed BOOM! Box imprint, home to popular original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn A. Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; The Backstagers by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh; SLAM! by Pamela Ribon, Veronica Fish & Mar Julia; and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.