Scales & Scoundrels, Vol. 1 by Sebastian Girner

Scales & Scoundrels, Vol. 1

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 slumber endless wealth...or certain doom!Together with a young prince, his stern bodyguard, and a plucky young dwarf, Luvander dives into adventure. But what starts out ...

Details Scales & Scoundrels, Vol. 1

TitleScales & Scoundrels, Vol. 1
Release DateFeb 13th, 2018
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Comics, Dragons, Adventure, Young Adult, Graphic Novels Comics

Reviews Scales & Scoundrels, Vol. 1

  • Brendan
    This is one of my favourite books for quite sometime. It has an interesting concept and hopefully grows into a long term series, a lot of these tend to vanish after 10 issues. I love when a series can come along and knock you backwards with a fun plot and interesting characters. Girner keeps the characters front and centre with a larger mythology floating in the background. I can't wait to see where the characters head next but this series is one...
  • Chad
    Your standard sword and sorcery book topped with a twist of Studio Ghibli. The art is sometimes frustrating, others quite good. I would like to see it more defined, especially faces. There are times when the characters look like Muppets. But the action scenes look great. So it's an odd mix.
  • Roy
    3.5*Read this over my lunch break today. Solid standard fantasy affair. Kinda had this weird d&d mix with pokemon artwork. Characters were fun, enough action ( a little YAish) and some funny moments. The artwork would have benefited from a little more detail in my opinion. Otherwise a solid debut in the series.
  • Devann
    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalleyI thought this was a pretty fun story, even if it does have a lot of REALLY standard fantasy elements. I would also like it if the artwork was a little bit more defined. Still the characters are fun and honestly the fact that the mysterious-yet-loveable-thief, dwarf, and bodyguard characters are women and the prince [and bodyguard] is a POC is enough to make this go from 'standard' to 'fairly inte...
  • GrilledCheeseSamurai (Scott)
    The whole time I was reading this I was thinking that I would rather be reading Rat Queens or Skull Kickers.
  • Ashlee Null
    5/5 for artwork and 4/5 for a predictable story done really well. So. Good. Need. More. Just a seriously fun read.
  • Kristin
    3.5A fun YA fantasy that manages to be more than the sum of its tropes. This is the first comic for both the writer and the artist, and yet it manages to look and read better than a lot in this genre. I especially like the creature designs. The Studio Ghibli influences are obvious-- especially Nausicaa--and they're open about it, but having such an iconic source is only going to make your stuff pale in comparison. I don't think teens will mind mu...
  • Kenny
    A whimsical fantasy adventure where D&D meets Ghibli. Fun.
  • Erin
    Super duper fun. A natural maturation of and readalike to Giants Beware by Jorge Aguirre. A great readalike, moodwise and feministwise, to LumberJanes.
  • Dan
    This was okay. Not as good as Rat Queens or other dungeon delving fantasy books, but I'm interested enough to read the next volume. Not a big fan of the artwork which kinda looks cartoony.
  • Shannon
    This seems like a poor rating but it was ok. Not bad, just "ok."Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5Total review score: 2.4
  • Geoffrey Payne
    This series immediately caught my eye when Image released the first cover artwork. So, when it released I picked it up at my local comic shop. The beginning is fantastic and sets up some questions that really help to drive the story through the series so far. I do think that there are some parts that get a little boring or predictable but that can be expected of an "all ages" comic. I also really enjoy the art style in this series. Sometimes it b...
  • Izzy
    This was a fun little graphic novel. I admit it took me a little while to get into it and enjoy it - thus why it has not been given five stars. Once I got into it, I did enjoy it. It is very different to anything I have seen and I really enjoyed the art style and the uniqueness of this graphic novel.The characters were not as complex as I would have liked them to be, so I hope they develop through the next volume. However, the characters intrigue...
  • Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
    I really loved this. This is a lovely adventure story set in a fantasy world. I loved the illustrations and the premise of the story. It made the fantasy nerd inside me jump for joy. The only thing that I think would have made it better would have been if the story was told in a more adult tone. It comes off as a very young adult or even middle grade read. I think that if it was a tad bit more serious and perhaps was a bit cruder (kind of like Ra...
  • Thymie
    Picked this trade up because the title caught my attention! Scales & Scoundrels sounds very similar to Dungeons & Dragons and the graphic novel is similar to the classic fantasy world of D&D! A fun and light read that has dwarves, dragons, goblins, monsters and TAVERNS...I love any story that has taverns in it. Will pick up the second trade because it ended with a cliff hanger!
  • Jesús Jr.
    Scales and Scoundrels Volume 1 is a fun start to an intriguing adventure. The cast of characters introduce are funny with their own views of the world. Lu, as the main protagonist, is all about the food and gold, Dorma is just a dwarf who’s afraid of the dark and is looking for her brother, and Prince Aki, with his shadow Kolo, seeks glory for their homeland. They form a ragtag group that dives into the underground in an effort to find treasure...
  • Chelsey
    Colorful, action-filled, and fast-paced, I enjoyed this but don't know if it's more than just a wild ride. The characters are a bit one-dimensional, though I am interested in Lu's background. Sort of like an older, more coherent Lumberjanes.
  • JT
    Fun book. Really enjoy the art Fun book. Really enjoy the art 😁
  • Kristin Boldon
    An ongoing all-ages fantasy series. Fans of Nimona will like it.
  • Heather (The Sassy Book Geek)
    It's only the first volume so it's more of a set up but that ending definitely has me curious! Also if you ever include cute little creatures as companions, I'm in. Sold. Done. Period. End of story.
  • Stephanie
    This comic was so cute! I really enjoyed the main character, Lu. Very cute and very enjoyable. This books counts for the Draconic Isle for the Book Junkie Trials 2019 "a book with a dragon".
  • Chantel
    3.75Could have been 4 if the beginning was more catching.
  • Katy
    This comic was a fun, and enjoyable read. It reminded me a lot of Rat Queens, in the way that neither take the fantasy genre too seriously. If you like fantasy/d&d inspired stories then give this a go!
  • Yves Loomans
    And we’re off to a good start.
  • Shannon
    An excellent, colorful sword & sorcery romp that manages effortless worldbuilding, action, character depth, and plot twists, all without taking itself too seriously. Familiar tropes that avoid being eye-rolling cliches make this an easy story to jump into lightly yet still deeply enjoy. Vivid art, solid writing, all around entertaining. I'd highly recommend this to fans of Elfquest, Avatar: The Last Airbender, A Knight's Tale, The Dragon Prince, ...
  • Andrienne
    Really fun graphic novel with an impressive heroine. Luvandra looks like a regular scoundrel but there’s something about her that might suggest she is more than meets the eye. She sets on a quest with a prince, his bodyguard and a dwarf to look for gold and adventure. I like the visual design style and the heroine reminds me of an animé character. I was left hanging at the end so I’m hooked! Access to review copy provided by the publisher.
  • Kate (Looking Glass Reads)
    4.5 out of 5 starsI love fantasy stories. So it isn't any surprise that I picked up the latest fantasy graphic novel, which hit shelves today, February 13, 2018. Scales & Scoundrels Vol. 1: Into the Dragon’s Mawby Sebastian Girner and Galaad is a delightful fantasy perfect for people of any age.The story is about Luvander, a woman living in a medieval fantasy world. Her goal? Get rich and have piles of gold. But the truth of the matter is that ...
  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    Scales & Scoundrels is a fantastic and newer series by Sebastian Girner (Shirtless Bear-Fighter) and Galaad, published by Image Comics. It’s a fun fantasy series, involving quests, danger, treasure, oh and did I mention dragons? The name probably gave that last one away a bit though. This story is about Luvander (AKA Luv) and her adventures (sometimes they’re more like misadventures) she has while out and about on her quest for treasure (for...