Scales And Scoundrels #1

Writer: Sebastian Girner Artist: Galaad Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 6, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 10
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8.2User Rating

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NEW SERIES! It's hard to make an honest living in a land brimming with magic and mystery, and treasure hunter Luvander is tired of being a penniless adventurer. Ever in search of gold and glory, she sets off for a fabled dungeon, "the Dragon's Maw," an ancient labyrinth, at the bottom of which slumbers endless wealth... or certain doom! But what starts out as a road to riches becomes the first step on an epic journey to destiny, for Luvander holds a secret in her heart that will shatter the chains of fate and bring light to a world encroached upon by an ancient darkness. Writer SEBASTIAN GIRNER (SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER!) and artist GALAAD are more

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Sep 4, 2017

    The first chapter of Scales and Scoundrels will engage any fan of high fantasy and all-ages adventure bold enough to give it a try. The story by Shirtless Bear-Fighter writer Sebastian Girner offers a perfect balance of action and humor. The artwork by Galaad is expressive and colorful, well-suited to this book's young target audience. I imagine this book will find a welcome home in the collection of any reader who enjoys Adventure Time or the books of Tamora Pierce. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Pop Break - Sep 7, 2017

    Girner and Galaad build an epic world for both the young and old, filled with familiar but not yet tired fantasy tropes, all washed in warm, wholesome autumn colors for you to curl up next to a fire and over a flagon of ale and read. Fans of series like Steven Universe, Miyazaki, or animated films such as The Secret of the Kells should pick up Scales & Scoundrels without question. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture HQ - Joshua Winchester Sep 6, 2017

    PopCultHQs overall assessment:For readers who enjoy dragons, treasure, adventures and magic, there is all that to be found within the pages of Scales and Scoundrels #1. It is reminiscent of classic sword and sorcery books and comics from several decades ago, but there is no copying or homage giving in this series. Readers will find themselves pushed into a new world of adventures just waiting to be found, and will come back for more and to see what happens next to Luvander. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Sep 6, 2017

    Scales and Scoundrels #1 is a fun and engaging introduction, that has me intrigued. I'm already in love with Luvander and her roguish smirk, and I'm excited to jump into this adventure with her. I'm curious to learn more about the secret surrounding her, and these interesting powers that she possesses. Every good story must have an equally good villain, so I'm looking forward to seeing more of this sinister looking figure and what it is they want with Luvander. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 5, 2017

    Image Comics is on a role when it comes to fantasy comics! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Sep 9, 2017

    Definitely read Scales & Scoundrels. It reminds me a lot of Nimona or Fairy Tail, though, it feels like its less of a comedic series. If you like some good fantasy with some well-written characters, then I highly recommend this to you. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Sep 7, 2017

    The next epic adventure series is here, and its every bit as magical as youd expect. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Aug 11, 2017

    SCALES AND SCOUNDRELS is at its best when it leans on its lighthearted nature. It steps outside of typical contemporary fantasy in those moments. While other characters don't receive the same amount of characterization, protagonist Luvander is steeped in enough mystery to keep me reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Coin Operated Brian Aug 31, 2017

    Scales & Scoundrels #1 is a great first issue and has a lot of potential in becoming a mainstay for Image comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Doug Warren Sep 6, 2017

    There isn't too much given away in this first issue, just enough of a taste to make us want to read more. And this series looks destined to have endless characters and avenues to be explored. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Outright Geekery - Christopher Amundson Sep 12, 2017

    The potential to be one of those books that will be a fun for many different people Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Sep 11, 2017

    With lots of fantasy inspired comics out there, this one goes above and beyond to separate itself from the pack. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 6, 2017

    I knew from the cover that I would like this title. The art reminded me of Spera, and that's a good thing to remind me of in general. I was pleasantly surprised by how well the story was built and developed in this first issue. Hopefully, the journey that Luvander is going to embark on is short because it seems as if the charm of her adventures will be that she can always go on a new one. We'll see, but if you're looking for a different fantasy comic this week, check out Scales & Scoundrels. It's unlike a lot of Image's titles but in a great and refreshing way. Not every fantasy comic needs to be about the end of the world or fighting some great evil, it can just be about treasure hunting and living as a dragon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Harrison Rawdin Sep 8, 2017

    Scales & Scoundrels #1 is a fantasy tale done well. It's not an epic yet but this first issue does so much right that it deserves to find an audience. It sports a capable team that seems more than primed to share the yarn they've prepped. And consider the promise in the Mails section which leaves me more than eager to see where this goes what with a treasure hunt and our, potentiallyUrden, girl at the center of it all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Chris Adair Aug 25, 2017

    An excellent start to an exciting new series. Girner and Galaad have a brought the fun back to fantasy. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Sep 6, 2017

    A worthy party adventure story led by a likable and mysterious young girl. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Frantz Jerome Sep 10, 2017

    All of these visual and narrative storytelling devices make Scales and Scoundrels a standout comic for Image, and for comics in general. The last time I felt this excited about a book, I was flitting through the first few pages of Saga. Scales and Scoundrels is a rare gem with great bones (writing) and sturdy wings (art), it'll fly far. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Chad Waller Sep 6, 2017

    Scales and Scoundrels #1 is a perfectly fine first issue to a comic book I have no real interest in continuing. It's a kid's book, or at least masquerading as one, and while it has the art style and charm to draw older audiences in, it lacks the character work to make them stick. I don't expect to come back, but if you have kids who want a fun fantasy romp, this could be worth following. I'd say its a cut above the competition in that regard. Read Full Review

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