Down Set Fight #1

Down Set Fight #1

Writer: Chad Bowers, Chris Sims Artist: Scott Kowalchuk Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: February 12, 2014 Cover Price: $19.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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One man versus every mascot in professional sports. THEY WILL ALL BE PUNCHED. It’s kick-off time for this year’s most action-packed and hilarious comic!

"Fearless" Chuck Fairlane was football’s fastest rising star, but his career came to a screeching halt when he was expelled from the league after goin’ HAM and causing the biggest brawl in the history of sports. Years later, Chuck has found peace as a high school football coach, until costumed mascots begin attacking him for seemingly no reason. Before long, Chuck's going to discover that you can't run away from the past—but you CAN punch it square in the face!

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Samantha Cross Apr 22, 2014

    Ordered chaos is probably the name of the game when it comes to the composition of the book and Kowalchuk shows he's more than up to the task. There's plenty to catch the eye, but the reader never feels lost in the shuffle. Even the quiet scenes are engaging with Fairlane's emotions laid bare as the story unfolds. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Josh Reifler Feb 11, 2014

    Down, Set, Fight!is a fun read from start to finish. I can easily see this story being picked up and made into a movie one day. It has all the visual charm of a fun summer comedy. Definitely check it out! Score: 9 out of 10. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Den Of Geek! - David Burszan Feb 12, 2014

    Sims and Bowers have collaborated together for years building up an impressive rapport with their usual artistic collaborators. This is their first comic with Kowalchuk, but the three work together well, creating a visually dynamic comic that lets Kowalchuk play to his strengths while also giving him the chance to innovate. Down Set Fight! shows that Sims, Bowers, and Kowalchuk are ready for the big leagues and can tackle any assignment that comes their way. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Feb 14, 2014

    Of course, none of that would matter if the story wasn't entertaining, and it most certainly is. Bowers, Kowalchuk and Sims create a story that is almost deceptively simple on the surface – man fights mascots – but has a rich tapestry running underneath that main story. Regret, pathological addiction, family dynamics, the nature of fandom and loss all feed into what is, essentially, a redemption story. If there is a major criticism to have, it is that the story feels a little rushed in the back end, and could have used another 20-30 pages to tell its story to its completion. The solicitations read “Volume 1,” so there is hope for more of this tale, so perhaps that critique will sting less a few years from now, when volumes 2 and 3 complete Chuck's story. Read Full Review

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