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colour. Look, the title says so!
Its really for the best that he didnt get a drink
Oh, does he get up to go pee halfway through the movie?
Halfway? Try six times.
THATS A RECORD, NOT AN AVERAGE!
Also extra for this edition: 50 pages that werent in the softcover including the Kim Pine story originally published in COMICS FESTIVAL 2007 which fills in a minor plot gap between vols 3 and 4. Also, also: advertisements; an unused, double-page cover concept; hilarious character map; lots and lots and lots of annotated character sketches; three excised story pages never seen before
but, best of all, the 17-page Free Comicbook Day story from 2006 in which Wallace secures free tickets to a gay cowboy film for himself, Ramona and Scott, and Scott totally fails to select a soft drink in time.
Then Scotts attacked by eight identical, sixteen-year-old ninja girls (I dont like hitting them! Theyre
soft.) while Wallace and Ramona ignore his squeals in favour of this telling exchange:
If one of your seven evil ex-boyfriends a ninja?
One or more of my exes might be a ninja, yeah
They probably dont make that film. 45 minutes later:
Oh dude, this one has +4 to speed! Ha ha ha ha sweet!
I hate you so much, Scott Pilgrim. I hate him so much, Ramona.
I know you do, sweetie. Scott, why do you ruin everything? Did you really need eight completely different drinks?
Yes, and they all have to have complimentary* power-ups! And not be grape. And I cant go over my daily limit on anything, thats bad for you. I also like to try and match the colours while Im at it. You can call me obsessive-compulsive if you want, but I just think its better, you know? Its also good if they all go in alphabetical order, and there cant be any repeats. And blah blah blah blah blah blah blah!
*NB: Scott cant spell.
Cue customary overview!
Scott is a clot. He really is. He's a total dumpling, and in terms of a Chinese take-away, dim doesn't even begin to sum the lad up.
He is kinda cute, though, and as the series kicks off Scott is living with gay housemate Wallace for whom sly, dry mockery is a default setting. They're so poor they even share the same bed. But Scott sleeps soundly until this girl called Ramona comes skating through his dreams - she's a delivery girl and as you well know the quickest way from A to B is to skate through someone else's dreams, right? Then Scott meets Ramona in his waking life, falls head over heals in whatever the hell that thing is (he may figure it out eventually) but is casually informed that if he wants her as a girlfriend he'll have to defeat her seven evil exes in combat!
Truly a unique series with a heart of gold, and a wit and a Nintendo logic all of its own. There is not a single comic reader who could fail to fall in love with Scott, Wallace, Ramona or Bryan himself. O'Malley isn't even close to running out of innovative ideas: his visual gags keep tumbling onto the page, and so convinced are we that this book is for everyone that if you try the first SCOTT PILGRIM black and white softcover at least and aren't immediately hooked, we'll give you your money back and even pay return postage.
You will, on the other hand, have totally failed to earn The Power Of Love, so no power-up of a flaming sword for you!