"Ed Luce’s Wuvable Oaf is pretty dang adorable. ... Part of what makes it delightful (apart from Luce’s charming drawings) is the way it presents its subculture as the norm, a world in which straight people almost don’t exist. It’s nothing if not proud to be what it is." — Paste Magazine
"Blood & Metal spotlights how Luce is constantly growing as a cartoonist, and Oaf is the muse that compels Luce to continue pushing himself." — The A.V. Club
"This is the second entry in Fantagraphics’s reprints of the Oaf comics, with the book now featuring color. Wrestling, metal, and queer culture all conflate into one hairy mess of awesome." — Multiversity
"This graphic novel is the best treat anyone can get, short of a basket of kittens!" — Lambda Literary
Hot on the heels of 2015’s wildly popular Wuvable Oaf debut comes this full-color sequel! Still the same wuvable Bay Area bear searching for love in the big city, Blood & Metal collects a number of Oaf short stories focusing on his involvement in the local metal and wrestling scenes. Luce celebrates his love of all things wrestling/metal/queercore with his love for his coloful cast of characters to create an immersive environment recalling Scott Pilgrim, Love and Rockets, and Archie. Also featuring tales of Oaf ’s formative childhood years, and much more!