Scales And Scoundrels #9

Writer: Sebastian Girner Artist: Galaad Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 2, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
9.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

A very special issue of SCALES & SCOUNDRELS about longing, loneliness, and a song from the sea.

  • 10
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion May 3, 2018

    Read Scales & Scoundrels. Totally read it. Id say read it from the beginning, but if you start with one of these one-off adventures, youll probably be fine too. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Cat Wyatt May 2, 2018

    This was a fantastic issue. I love that ninety percent of the issue is nonverbal and told solely through imagery and hand gestures. It shows how much thought the creative team put into the story, and it really elevates the whole thing to a new level. Even without words we can tell that the sailor was upset, that the mermaid was lonely, and that neither of them truly understood the other or the pain they were feeling. That Luv was able to understand both of them (and not judge either for their actions) speaks volumes to her character. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Jhoan Suriel May 2, 2018

    SCALES AND SCOUNDRELS #9 is a successful experimentation into the realm of silent comics, thanks to a balance of great story pacing, great art and lettering. The themes of loneliness, longing, and storytelling can resonate with anyone. The shades of grey character motivations in this issue also call to mind THE WITCHER series. As SCALES AND SCOUNDRELS approaches its 10th issue, the world, the story, and the art continue be on a roll. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Frantz Jerome Apr 20, 2018

    With what must be a growing bias for this book and its creative team, I gotta give Girner and Galaad credit for returning a jaded Blerd to being amazed and astonished by the fantastic. This kind of book brings the wonder back into the comics genre. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Matthew Mueller May 2, 2018

    This is the second standalone story since the last arc ended, and while these are quite enjoyable, there is a part of me that hopes a longer narrative is in the offing soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Christopher Holden May 28, 2018

    Self-contained, issue #9s story seems unlikely to bear any long-term effects in the overarching narrative. Character growth is minimal, only seen with Luvander expressing compassion towards the mermaid at tales end, after showcasing selfishness and ambivalence to the fishermans plight at the storys onset. An exercise in artistic storytelling, the issue is an imaginative, enjoyable jaunt that will leave readers satisfied, but no more knowledgeable about who Luvander is than before .                                             Read Full Review

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