If I had to describe this comic in one word, I couldn’t. That wouldn’t be fair to the comic at all. Scott Pilgrim is one of the funniest and weirdest comics I have ever read. The art is great to look at, the writing is bold and humorous, and the characters are very memorable. Now, you may have heard of the movie, but I definitely recommend you read the series before seeing it. You will probably enjoy it a little more. This is QBComics with a short little post about the comic Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life.
The plot of all 5 (soon to be 6) books is that Scott Pilgrim meets the girl of his dreams (literally), but has to face her 7 evil ex-boyfriends before he can date her. The plot itself is pretty funny, even if doesn’t make any sense. But that is part of the joke. Bryan Lee O’Malley is both the writer and illustrator of the series, and does a phenomenal job. O’Malley really knows how to write characters giving each of them their own distinct personality never making anyone seem stale or repetitive. He also knows how to write jokes really well. The way he sets up each joke is just brilliant and will have you on the floor laughing. The art is really awesome. The art is like Manga crossed with a western cartoon. Even though the comic is in black and white, some of the panels seem to pop out at you just because of how well it is drawn.
I could go on for an hour or so telling you how awesome this comic is, and I’ve only read the first volume! I could tell you about the art, the characters, the jokes and all that, but at the end of the day the most important thing I can tell you is to go buy this comic now. It’s very unique and really stands out from all the rest of the comics out there. If you enjoy comics, cartoons, or even video games, I think you will throughly enjoy this. After reading this is makes the movie look twenty times better than it did before. The final volume of the series, Scott Pilgrims Finest Hour, is set to be released July 20th, and the movie August 13th. I know I will be picking up the rest of the series in a heartbeat AND going to go see the movie opening weekend. Official site for Scott Pilgrim
9/10 for Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life
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