Sixteen-year-old Nicholas Cox is an outsider to the competitive fencing world. Filled with raw talent but lacking proper training, he signs up for a competition that puts him head-to-head with fencing prodigy Seiji Katayama…and on the road to the elite all-boys school Kings Row. A chance at a real team and a place to belong awaits him—if he can make the cut!
Writer: C.S. Pacat
Artist: Johanna the Mad
Colorist: Joana Lafuente
Letterer: Jim Campbell
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Talented but roughly trained, Nicholas has the potential to be world-class fencer if he can learn discipline and control.
Unbeknownst to anyone (even his own father) Nicholas is the illegitimate son of Robert Coste, Olympic gold medalist in fencing.
A fencing prodigy, sixteen year-old Seiji has been training since the age of six. Everyone who meets him wants to beat him or be him, but Seiji is untouchable.
Until he meets Nicholas, Seiji has no friends, isolated from others by his talents and his exacting standards.
The golden boy of the fencing world, top ranked in the individual under-17s, and the star of his fencing team. He is the son of Olympic gold medalist Robert Coste and has been trained by his father his entire life.
The Kings Row fencing captain with a heart of gold, Harvard is the foundation that holds the team together.
The school playboy, Aiden breaks hearts and treats others badly, getting his own way thanks to his looks and his family’s money. Whatever you do, don’t fall in love with him.
Bobby wants to be on the Kings Row fencing team, but has to overcome his lack of confidence in his own abilities. Bobby’s too shy to talk to his idol Seiji.
Dante is Bobby’s roommate, the two are always together. Dante has zero interest in fencing, but everyone else seems to be obsessed with it.
A jock who loves sports, Eugene has tried out for the team with no success for two years running. He’s determined that this year is going to be his year.