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Scales & Scoundrels promises drifters, dungeons, and dragons

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Image Comics

It’s a hard-knock life being a young treasure hunter.

That’s why Scales & Scoundrels‘ Luvander (who happens to be penniless at the moment) is setting off for “the Dragon’s Maw,” an ancient labyrinthian dungeon. Of course, for all the promise of wealth and glory, there’s also the threat of certain doom. However, Luvander’s journey may become more than your average search for gold. The young adventurer has a secret that ties into her destiny and could help fight the ancient darkness threatening the magic- (and mystery-) filled land.

Sebastian Girner (Shirtless Bear-Fighter) will write the all-ages comic series, which features art by Galaad and letters and designs by Jeff Powell (X-Men Evolutions).

Scales & Scoundrels is a dream project for Galaad, Jeff, and myself,” said Girner. “We are crafting a deep and wondrous world for readers to get lost in, creating heroes, villains, and rogues to love and loathe, and spinning tales that will delight and entertain, shock and inspire. A fantasy adventure comic for readers of all ages to escape into, and bring a piece of magic back with them into their lives.”

Adds Galaad: “S&S is everything we want to bring to a comic series: the joyous fun, the gripping action, the thrill of adventure, the sense of wonder, the dramatic moments, the high stakes, the epic turning-points, and the inspiring destinies. We don’t want the readers to just enjoy this story, we want them to embark with us and share in the adventure of a lifetime. That’s what I love about comics. Just a drip of ink on paper—endless stories and memories.”

Powell continues, “It’s great to have the opportunity to work on a book that can be enjoyed by a wide audience. Both the art and story kick ass, and I think people will enjoy seeing how it unfolds.”

Scales & Scoundrels will arrive in comic book stores on Sept. 6, with final order cutoff deadlines on Aug. 14. You can read more pages from the series, below.

Image Comics
Image Comics
Image Comics
Image Comics
Image Comics
Image Comics