Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Scott Pilgrim

Scott Pilgrim is a four volume graphic novel series (in the manga sized format that the kids love so much) created, written, and drawn by Bryan Lee O'Malley. I read the first two volumes when they first came out and started to read volume three when it orignially came out, but I kept selling out of it before I'd remember to put one aside. So yesterday (and some of this morning) I read all four and now I really know why this series is so popular.
Scott Pilgrim is the central character in the Scott Pilgrim books, but the books are full of great characters and reading Scott Pilgrim makes me wish I had the kind of care-free lifestyle that Scott has when I was that age. Scott plays in a band, is cool in a not overt way and has gals flocking all over him. Scott Pilgrim isn't filled with teenage angst, is very kinetic (both in art style and scene transitions), and funny and clever without being annoying. I did think volume two (subtitled: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) wasn't as good as the other three but there's still some great stuff within. Scott Pilgrim volume three is my favorite (I love the subtitle: The Infinite Sadness) with the introduction of Todd Ingram, the sometimes vegan (explaining what I mean by him being a sometimes vegan would spoil some of the funniest bits in this volume). Scott Pilgrim is a perfect chaser after reading "serious" autobiographical comics or grim and gritty superhero comics.

1 comment:

Evan said...

Hey Ralph. I just subscribed to your blog. :P

I recognize that image from a Mario game (specifically, Super Mario Bros. 3 for NES). Here it is, actually:
Super Mario Bros. 3

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