Scott Pilgrim v. 1 to 6 by Bryan Lee O’Malley

The Scott Pilgrim comic series by Bryan Lee O’Malley is about the 20-something slacker kid of the title and his efforts to woo and win the girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers. There are many obstacles along the way, like his chaste romance with high schooler Knives Chau, and Ramona’s seven evil exes, whom Scott must defeat in combat. Lucky for him he’s the best fighter in the province. (He’s Canadian.)

I think my favorite is volume 1, since it epitomizes the out-there, wacky visual humor of the entire series, and often made me laugh aloud. My least favorite was volume 3, since it wasn’t as funny. My favorite character was probably drummer Kim Pine (below, left).

Scott Pilgrim

The entire series of six is a fun-filled ride of manga-inspired goofiness that I highly recommend.

Oh, and the movie’s good, too.

2 Responses to “Scott Pilgrim v. 1 to 6 by Bryan Lee O’Malley”

  1. Steph Says:

    Is it wrong that I’ve been avoiding the movie because of Michael Cera burn-out? With the exception of Juno, I’ve not enjoyed any of his projects since Arrested Development… Maybe I should try the books and if I like those, give the movie a try (as I have heard good things about it).

  2. girldetective Says:

    Steph, I totally get your Michael Cera burnout and there’s been considerable turmoil in the geek community if he was the best guy for the job. I thought he did a good job, and played much the same character (sweet but dim) as he did in Juno and AD. Wait, does he ever NOT play sweet but dim?