Friday, December 08, 2017

SCALES & SCOUNDRELS Trade Paperback Coming in February 2018


February 7th sees first paperback collection, new story arc in stores

PORTLAND, OR, 12/07/2017 — Writer Sebastian Girner (SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER!) and artist Galaad will release the first trade paperback collection—as well as issue six, which kicks off the series’ second story arc—of SCALES & SCOUNDRELS, the fantasy adventure story for roguish scoundrels of all ages.

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 of a much different kind—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.

Take heart, readers: the first arc may end with a giant cliffhanger, but issue six is delivered to you posthaste to ease the sting.

SCALES & SCOUNDRELS, VOL. 1: INTO THE DRAGON’S MAW (Diamond code: NOV170682, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0482-6) and SCALES & SCOUNDRELS #6 (Diamond code: DEC170758) hit comic book stores Wednesday, February 7th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers for SCALES & SCOUNDRELS, VOL. 1: INTO THE DRAGON’S MAW is Monday, December 18th. The final order cutoff deadline for SCALES & SCOUNDRELS #6 is Monday, January 15th.

SCALES & SCOUNDRELS, VOL. 1: INTO THE DRAGON’S MAW will arrive in bookstores Tuesday, February 13th. It is available for preorder via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.

Note: Also available at Books-A-Million

Select praise for SCALES & SCOUNDRELS:

Saga meets Scott Pilgrim. One of the most beautiful comics I've ever read.”
—Declan Shalvey (Injection, Savage Town)

“[Girner’s] sense of humor carries over to Scales & Scoundrels, reinforced by Galaad’s bright, expressive artwork and his experience in animation brings clarity to the characterizations and action on the page.” —AV Club

“An engaging story filled with magic, swashbuckling action and lots of laughs.”
—Impulse Gamer

Scales & Scoundrels is a fun, beautiful fantasy adventure for all ages and the kind of book we need more of! I look forward to more!” —Skottie Young (I Hate Fairyland)

Scales & Scoundrels is a smartly-written fantasy epic for all ages, with art that levels it up from merely fun to absolutely riveting.” —Comic Book Resources

Scales & Scoundrels is an all-ages book that’s filled with promise: the promise of an epic journey; the promise of a gripping tale waiting to unfold; the promise that it will take hold of your inner adventurer and not let go.” —Multiversity Comics

“Definitely read Scales & Scoundrels.” —Comicosity

“Every panel and page of Scales & Scoundrels is jam packed with delicious detail and fun bits of world building.” —The Jersey Journal

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