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The Resource Down. Set. Fight!, written by Chad Bowers & Chris Sims ; illustrated & colored by Scott Kowalchuk ; lettered by Josh Krach ; color flats by Jason Fischer ; designed by Jason Storey ; edited by Charlie Chu

Down. Set. Fight!, written by Chad Bowers & Chris Sims ; illustrated & colored by Scott Kowalchuk ; lettered by Josh Krach ; color flats by Jason Fischer ; designed by Jason Storey ; edited by Charlie Chu

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Down. Set. Fight!
Title
Down. Set. Fight!
Statement of responsibility
written by Chad Bowers & Chris Sims ; illustrated & colored by Scott Kowalchuk ; lettered by Josh Krach ; color flats by Jason Fischer ; designed by Jason Storey ; edited by Charlie Chu
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eng
Summary
"Fearless" Chuck Fairlane was professional 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!
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Award
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2015.
Review
  • Grades 9-12 In life, violence is not usually the answer, but in comics, punching can be hilarious. Down. Set. Fight! throws a critical haymaker as it tells the story of “Fearless” Chuck Fairlane, a once famous football star turned high-school coach. Thrown out of football because he clocked a beloved mascot in the kisser, Chuck is now being mysteriously attacked by mascots left and right. Despite the book’s ridiculous and often sidesplitting premise, writers Bowers and Sims sneak in surprisingly heartfelt story beats as Chuck knocks fuzzy teeth out of a mascot’s forever grin. Kowalchuk’s big art is as loud as it is detailed, and his blocky cartooning sets the perfect tone, a striking balance between fresh and nostalgic. For a change, this one’s not a part of a series, and the complete story will be a rabbit punch to many unsuspecting readers when they turn the final pages. With nothing else like it on the shelves, this title is playing on its own field. Pad up; it packs a wallop. -- Spanner, Ben (Reviewed 04-15-2014) (Booklist, vol 110, number 16, p41)
  • After football star “Fearless” Chuck Fairlane attacks the mascot of his team—his rage is ignited by a painful injury and the humiliating knowledge that he’s being manipulated by his father, who is a professional gambler—he is banned from the sport. Years later, Fearless is working as a high school when thugs dressed like sports mascots begin challenging him to combat. Even though he realizes that his father is setting him up once again, he decides to go on the road in “The Brawl Across America.” Fearless eventually finds himself in a stadium full of people who have come to watch no-holds-barred mayhem. Kowalchuk’s rock ’em, sock ’em art fits the action, and Sims and Bowers’s slam-bang, slapdash script manages to be both cynical and fuzzily warmhearted. The result is lightweight but likeable. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed March 3, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 09, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10301906
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bowers, Chad
Dewey number
741.5973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sims, Chris
  • Kowalchuk, Scott
  • Krach, Josh
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True
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  • Football coaches
  • Conspiracies
  • Mascots
Target audience
general
Label
Down. Set. Fight!, written by Chad Bowers & Chris Sims ; illustrated & colored by Scott Kowalchuk ; lettered by Josh Krach ; color flats by Jason Fischer ; designed by Jason Storey ; edited by Charlie Chu
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1023479
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
145 pages
Isbn
9781620101162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781620101162
  • (OCoLC)875359766
Label
Down. Set. Fight!, written by Chad Bowers & Chris Sims ; illustrated & colored by Scott Kowalchuk ; lettered by Josh Krach ; color flats by Jason Fischer ; designed by Jason Storey ; edited by Charlie Chu
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1023479
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
145 pages
Isbn
9781620101162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781620101162
  • (OCoLC)875359766

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