Welcome to Toronto Canada, the home of Scott Pilgrim, unemployed twenty-something bass guitarist of Sex Bob-Omb. When we first join our main character he is rebounding with a high-schooler. Soon he meets the rollerblading (yuck) delivery girl Ramona and falls in love. There is only a minor problem. Before they can get together he has to fight her seven evil martial arts/mystical power ex-boyfriends. The first evil ex is supported by a group of bat-winged cheerleaders.
The book is full of entertaining conversations between Scott and his friends and if you like Chynna Clugston-Major´s “Blue Monday” you’ll love these series. If you kind of hate Chynna’s forced wittiness you will be relieved that Pilgrim and pals are a bit more relaxed in the witty department.
The Scott Pilgrim series are being transformed into the movie: “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” directed by Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) and starring the awkwardly friendly Michael Cera (Superbad).
To be quite honest, the movie sounds more exciting than the remaining 5 books, but maybe that has more to do with the appealing combination of Edgar Wright and Michael Cera than the first book being boring. This is not the best comic ever but by far not the worst. Maybe a bit like the country of Canada. Anyway, it’s very popular you know, so there must be something to it… right?
- What: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life Vol. 1
- By: Bryan Lee O’Malley