Monday, June 21, 2010

Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World Vol. 2

Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World Vol. 2 - Comic of the DayIn Canadian writer Bryan Lee O'Malley's second volume of his Scott Pilgrim adventure, O'Malley keeps the high level of humor and ridiculousness rolling as readers watch another evil ex-boyfriend burst into coins and learn a little bit more about the past loves of Scott and Ramona, Scott's current girlfriend.

Yeah, that's right. When an evil ex-boyfriend is defeated they burst into coins. Seeing as only 2 ex-boyfriends have been defeated so far, I am unsure if Scott will get more coins for beating ex-boyfriends as he goes or if the amount of coins is based on the evil ex's status in life. Only the future volumes will know...or people who have already read the future volumes.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, the comic of the day and second volume in the Scott Pilgrim series, features the meeting of one of Scott's ex girl friends and his current lady in blades (she wears roller blades a lot). In an over the top knife and pole from broken library art battle we learn that while Scott Pilgrim may do the main battling, the ladies of Scott's life also have some kick in their steps and fists in their pockets. This over the top scene is pretty fun and reads without thought of it not fitting in with the story.

The Scott Pilgrim stories work because the tone of the book is set with it's humor and anime-esk drawings. Since it looks a bit cartoony it can be a bit cartoony and video game-like. O'Malley has really created something unique and special with his Scott Pilgrim series.

Favorite line from Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World Vol. 2:
"He is as hot as the flames of the Hell you bitches are going to."
 - Joseph, 24 year old random bearded guy

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