Page 45 Review by Stephen
Just in time for our third yes THIRD Bryan Lee OMalley signing, behold: the second full-colour volume of SCOTT PILGRIM, that seminal series about the most sensitive, caring, sharing boy in Christendom.
I think we should break up or whatever.
WHAT?! No level-up points you, young Scott!
Nathan Fairbairn has done the impossible: taken Page 45s all-time favourite black and white series and enhanced it with colour. Oh, the blasphemy of it all. But it looks so good and it feels so right. Witness that rain-soaked night with the puddles on the pavement: you can almost hear the downpour and smell the wet-dog hair! And then theres the subtle reflection of Ramonas fuscia leggings!
Extras unavailable in the black and white equivalent this time include the 8-page Monica Beetle missed opportunity in which the galaxys sharpest ever flying saucer CRASHES, SLICES and CUTS its way across town and our dumb-struck hero totally fails to ask the heroine out (hmmm), the cover to the Japanese edition, the designs behind The Clash At Demonhead, and comparison photos for the startlingly futuristic Toronto Reference Library, Casa Loma and those lethal steps and railings. Also, some funky fashion items our favourites nearly wore, but thankfully didnt.
Anyway: Kim Pine. Beautifully portrayed in the film I dont think you could have cast a better Miss Mardy glowering over the drum kit but woefully cut in terms of screen time. Well, it wouldve all have gotten too complicated! Here: IT GETS COMPLICATED!
Previously in SCOTT PILGRIM VOL 1 COLOUR EDITION: to continue dating Ramona, Scott must defeat her seven evil exes in combat, levelling-up Nintendo-stylee as he does so. BUT: Ramona isnt the only one whos had a complicated love life, and Knives Chau aside they all seem to end up in bands! Plus: is Scott finally going to ditch Knives Chau? And if he does so, did he actually pay attention to her name? In fact does Scott pay attention to any one or any thing ever?! Scott
Oh, good grief. Too busy fussing about this hair, I expect.