Scales & Scoundrels, Vol. 2
Picking up after the shocking ending of Volume 1, Koro faces a demon that can read the deepest secrets of her shielded heart. Together with the iron-willed dwarf Dorma she must overcome her darkest fears, or succumb to them. Meanwhile, Lu and Aki, stranded at the bottom of the world, stand poised to finally lift the ancient secret of the "Hall of Dreaming Treasures." But when the dreaded Houndmaster tracks them down, Lu must face a truth she long sought to run from, if they have any hope of surviving.The second chapter of SEBASTIAN GIRNER and GALAAD's sprawling fantasy comic delivers high fantasy, humorous drama and magical adventure for readers of all ages."A gorgeous and fast moving fantasy that finds a new and heartfelt take on a familiar world. Creating a book for both kids and adults is a hard feat, Girner and Galaad pull it off with aplomb."--Rick Remender (SEVEN TO ETERNITY, BLACK SCIENCE)"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!"--Skottie Young (I HATE FAIRYLAND)

Scales & Scoundrels, Vol. 2 Details

TitleScales & Scoundrels, Vol. 2
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 10th, 2018
PublisherImage Comics
ISBN-139781534306820
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Dragons, Comics, Graphic Novels Comics, Magic

Scales & Scoundrels, Vol. 2 Review

  • Devann
    January 1, 1970
    This volume finishes up the story line from the first volume and then has several standalone issues as well. At first I was kind of worried about that because usually I don't like graphic novels that lack overall story structure but this one I actually ended up enjoying more than the first volume. There are some fun new characters and we also get to learn a lot about Lu's backstory which I really enjoyed. There is also a really fun issue that takes place mostly under water and therefore has almo This volume finishes up the story line from the first volume and then has several standalone issues as well. At first I was kind of worried about that because usually I don't like graphic novels that lack overall story structure but this one I actually ended up enjoying more than the first volume. There are some fun new characters and we also get to learn a lot about Lu's backstory which I really enjoyed. There is also a really fun issue that takes place mostly under water and therefore has almost no dialogue in it and I thought that was very well done. This is just a really fun series and I can't wait for more of it!
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  • Imogene
    January 1, 1970
    Hmmm, definitely a book to keep an eye on. The wrap up of the storyline from the first book was marvellous. The single issue stories were beautiful little insights into Lu, her kindness and character. Finally seeing her amongst others of her kind was excellent. I’m looking forward to more (Oh, and issue 9 being told with almost zero dialogue? Bravo)
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    The pacing of this volume felt a little disjointed, since it switches gears midway through with more episodic one-off adventures for the latter half, but it finds its footing with some intriguing plot threads. Beautiful art and memorable characterization (somehow the whisps are even wonderfully expressive) as always and once again this story manages to balance modern vernacular in a medieval setting while sounding natural and allowing itself to be both light and take itself seriously. It also co The pacing of this volume felt a little disjointed, since it switches gears midway through with more episodic one-off adventures for the latter half, but it finds its footing with some intriguing plot threads. Beautiful art and memorable characterization (somehow the whisps are even wonderfully expressive) as always and once again this story manages to balance modern vernacular in a medieval setting while sounding natural and allowing itself to be both light and take itself seriously. It also continues to keep some none-too-novel fantasy worldbuilding and tropes feeling familiar yet fresh. If you like solid sword & sorcery adventure or fun stories of friendship and the search to find one's self and one's place in a morally complicated world, start reading this series already. #OccupyDragonHoards?
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  • Geoffrey Payne
    January 1, 1970
    Reading this book every month has been so much fun. It’s one of the best “all ages” comics I’ve ever read. It has the perfect balance of story that a younger kid could understand and that is still exciting for an adult like myself. To say the artwork is gorgeous is an understatement. It has a sense of simplicity while still being complex and interesting to look at. I thought that the last volume had some slow spots but this one is pretty close to perfect (especially issue 9). Definitely pick thi Reading this book every month has been so much fun. It’s one of the best “all ages” comics I’ve ever read. It has the perfect balance of story that a younger kid could understand and that is still exciting for an adult like myself. To say the artwork is gorgeous is an understatement. It has a sense of simplicity while still being complex and interesting to look at. I thought that the last volume had some slow spots but this one is pretty close to perfect (especially issue 9). Definitely pick this up no matter how young (or old) you may be. 4.5 out of 5.
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  • Caitlin
    January 1, 1970
    So glad that I read these back to back because the cliff-hanger of Vol 1 was a doozy! There's more adventures to be had here in Vol 2 and we also get to see Lu traveling on her own. I loved the mermaid chapter because it contained almost no words and was a story told through illustration, which is something that I always find compelling. We also get to see MORE DRAGONS! Yay! And backstory!
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    Individual issue reviews: #6 | #7 | #8 | #9 | #10Current review score: 3
  • Collin
    January 1, 1970
    I really liked this one! Good Lu stuff. Good dragon stuff. The break-up of the story into episodes, instead of a long quest with Aki, Koro, and Dorma, had me a little worried, but I think Lu is a character that does best on little sidequests, at least at first. I can't wait for the next volume of the story.
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