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Scott Pilgrim just turned 24, and things couldn't possibly be better! This means things are about to get infinitely worse! Suddenly, TWO of Ramona's evil ex-boyfriends are in town, and they're playing dirty. His band is in turmoil, and his own exes aren't making things any easier. And what's up with Ramona, anyway? She's been acting kinda weird ever since they moved in together! Scott's precious little life is coming back around to bite him in the butt, and it may not be pretty!
"In the previous four volumes, our slacker hero got the band together, got a job and got the girl. Now he has to learn how to live with 'happily ever after' and finds that there is no such thing. The previous four volumes of O'Malley's cult hit established the world of Pilgrim, a 24-year-old without any actual skills other than presumed awesomeness. To win the hand of the lovely Ramona Flowers, he must defeat her seven 'Evil Ex-Boyfriends' in video-game style battles that incarnate millennial anxieties over finding love, holding a job and somehow managing to stay cool all at once. This time out, he's got to fight the handsome twins Kyle and Ken Katayanagi who are even more awesome than Scott himself. More importantly, now that he and Ramona are cohabiting, they face danger from the jealousies and insecurities of couplehood. O'Malley's cartooning has gotten better and better, and there are moments of comedy, high action and even poetry, as when Scott and a ball gown — clad Ramona flee an insufferable party in a daring escape. This penultimate chapter of the Scott Pilgrim saga is one of the strongest ones yet and should win new readers in droves, especially with a Pilgrim movie slated for the end of the year." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Scott Pilgrim has just turned 24, and things couldn't possibly be better. Of course, this means things are about to get infinitely worse. His band is in turmoil, and his ex-girlfriends aren't making things any easier. Scott's precious little life is coming back around to bite him in the butt, and it may not be pretty.
About the Author
Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim series has taken the comics world by storm, selected as "Indie Comic of the Year" by both Entertainment Weekly and Wizard, and optioned as a major motion picture at Universal. O'Malley's accolades include winning the Doug Wright Ward for Best Emerging Talent and the Joe Shuster Award for Outstanding Canadian Cartoonist. He has been nominated for three Harvey Awards, two Eagle Awards, and an Eisner Award for Best Writer/Artist-Humor. He is married to fabulous cartoonist Hope Larson.
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