Saturday, June 13, 2009

Scott Pilgrim vs. The Universe by Bryan Lee O'Malley

This image doesn't show the iridescence of the book cover. It's such a beautifully shiny shiny cover for my darling Scott Pilgrim. Hooray for volume 5!

Scott has 3 more of Ramona's Evil Ex-Boyfriends left to defeat. This volume he gets a double whammy with the Katayanagi twins Kyle K (Handsome Jerk) and Ken K (Perfect Asshat). They're Japanese. They're hot. And they build robots! YES. Robot Fights. Scott battles robots. !!!!!!

This volume, though, is more about Ramona and whatever darkness she has in her past. We've been wondering what's up with her and these boyfriends all this time. Since there's 1 more volume left, we don't get any answers here. The usual gang is split up since the focus is Ramona and Scott. Not enough Young Neil or Wallace for me this time. I think the biggest shocker for me was Kim and her decision to move. She's pined for Scott (Kim Pine, get it?) and then there's that bit with Knives.

We'll have to see if the gang bands together to help Scott & Ramona with his last challenge - Gideon.

This series is going to be made into a movie, so if you haven't already ordered it for your collection, hop to it!

Oni Press, 2009



Okay, any book--graphic novel or otherwise--where the bad guys are Evil Ex-Boyfriends has to be good! Thanks for this review. I'm trying to get more informed about graphic novels--just read The Runaways.

Patti said...

I need to start reading these again. I loved the first one.

joanna said...

Yes - Evil Ex-Boyfriends. It's hilarious.