Synopses & Reviews
Ramona's third evil ex-boyfriend, Todd Ingram, is currently dating the former love of Scott Pilgrim's life! Envy Adams broke Scott's heart a year and a half ago. Now she and her evil art-rock band are back, and they're getting Scott's band to open a show two days from now! That's just enough time for Scott to fight Todd, keep Ramona happy, fend off demented ex-girlfriends, and practice that new setlist. Right?? Don't miss the latest chapter in the graphic novel saga the Globe and Mail calls "Canada's answer to Tank Girl!"
"O'Malley's cult-favorite series about a Canadian slacker attempting to defeat his crush-object's seven evil ex-boyfriends is the weirdest, funniest and coolest Western variation on the manga aesthetic to date, and the third volume is even more hilarious than the first two mostly because O'Malley's running gags are the kind that improve with repetition. At their core, the Scott Pilgrim books are outrageous allegories for coming to terms with a partner's former romantic relationships. This time, Scott's pitted against Todd Ingram, the current boyfriend of his ex, rock star Envy Adams; they battle at a discount department store and a rock club. Unfortunately, Todd's got psychic powers, because he's a vegan ('graduated top of his class from vegan academy and everything'), and he's also a much better bass player. On top of that, Scott's band, Sex BobOmb, can't quite get it together; 17-year-old ninja Knives Chau is still obsessed with him; and the mysterious Ramona Flowers is becoming envious of Envy. O'Malley's story zooms through its slalom-course plot, peppered with delectably witty dialogue, and he pulls in wild ideas and images from manga, role-playing gaming (Ramona's hipster handbag is actually a 'subspace suitcase' from which she draws a 'large hammer, +2 against girls') and video games." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"[T]he weirdest, funniest and coolest Western variation on the manga aesthetic to date..." Publishers Weekly
"Scott Pilgrim is what we used to call a 'funny-book,' and pretty darn funny at that!" Entertainment Weekly
"Scott Pilgrim could become Canada's answer to Tank Girl, at least in terms of finding success outside the indie-comic world." The Globe and Mail
"Dizzyingly hilarious, buoyant and inventive, in both substance and style...there's something entertaining on every page." The Washington Post
About the Author
Bryan Lee O'Malley is a 27-year-old whiny Canadian cartoonist lazy musician.