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[Preview] SCALES & SCOUNDRELS – All-Ages Fantasy Series Coming to Image Comics by Sebastian Girner, Galaad & Jeff Powell

SCALES & SCOUNDRELS:
AN ALL-NEW ALL-AGES FANTASY SERIES COMING THIS SEPTEMBER

Writer Sebastian Girner (SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER) and comics/storyboard artist Galaad team up with letterer/designer Jeff Powell for SCALES & SCOUNDRELS, a colorful fantasy tale for scoundrels of all ages this September.

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.

“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.”

“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,” said Galaad. “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.”

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

PREVIEW PAGES

Advance praise for SCALES & SCOUNDRELS:

“SAGA meets Scott Pilgrim. One of the most beautiful comics I’ve ever read.”
—Declan Shalvey (INJECTION, SAVAGE TOWN)

“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 #1 arrives in comic book stores Wednesday, September 6th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, August 14th.


ABOUT IMAGE COMICS

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

*** info courtesy of Image Comics

Jason Bennett

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