Tuesday, 10 August 2010

"Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" by Bryan Lee O'Malley

Year of Publication: 2005
Number of Pages: 200 pages
Genre: Graphic novel, comedy

Summary: In present day Toronto, unemployed slacker Scott Pilgrim spends his time playing video games and playing bass with his band Sex Bob-omb. He is also enjoying a burgeoning romance with mysterious, super-cool American delivery girl Ramona Flowers, but he is also dating seventeen year old high school student (and self proclaimed "Scottoholic") Knives Chau. However before long Scott finds himself locked in battle with Hollywood action star Lucas Lee, one of the League of Ramona's Evil Ex-Boyfriends, as well as having to deal with the re-emergance of his own ex-girlfriend from high school.

Opinion: This is the second of the six volume Scott Pilgrim series of graphic novels (basically book length comics) and it maintains the high standards set by the first book, Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life. The comic blends video-game, movie and music references, slacker culture with surreal action sequences. Funny, clever, cool and packed with plenty of laugh out loud moments. The artwork is simple but effective and heavily influenced by Japanese manga. There is more depth to the characters in this volume with flashbacks to Scott's high school years. It is important to remember though that the books are all installments in one long story.


  1. Great review! I definitely want to see the movie that stems from this GN! :D

  2. Thank you! I really can't wait to see the movie version.