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Scott Pilgrim Color Hardcover Volume 1: Precious Little Life Hardcover – August 14, 2012
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In some ways I'm a traditionalist and I don't really like the trend of coloring black and white comics as it does take a bit away from how the story was originally presented. In the case of Scott Pilgrim, the black and white at times felt perfect for the story as it give it a magnaesque vibe to it that fit well with the storyline. But...at the same time as the series and characters progressed the black and white felt limiting, as we talked about the changes in Ramona's hair color and the fight scenes that shaped the characters. So I am glad to have a chance to read the colorized version of the novel as it brings an added vibrancy and depth to Bryan's work. The colors help make the character come to life and it feels like a good animated Saturday morning cartoon, like Animaniacs, which works well with the story. In particular the color enhances the band and battle scenes, making a good black and white drawing, suddenly feel animated. My favorite scenes in color--Scott's battle sequence with matthew Patel and the demon girls. The color just brings so much to that scene, shadows and highlights that just make things pop. So despite my unease the color really does help create a more vibrant story.
This volume also includes some bonus content that reveals the life of Scott Pilgrim, before he became Scott Pilgrim. Bryan shares with us some of his influences, such as the title of a band's song, friends and family that the characters and story were based upon, and how he sold the idea to Oni to create this series of graphic novels.Read more ›
Bottom line is: if you love SP and don't mind shelling out some more money for the series it's totally worth it. This comic adapts surprisingly well to color.
The color versions seem worth the price. I don't think I'd enjoy them nearly as much in black and white.
My solution to how quickly you can read through one of these was to only read a chapter or two over coffee in the morning. It turned into my favorite part of the day (well, it probably already was; coffee is coffee). Going to sleep at night, I'd be excited to wake up and read a bit more.
But wait. After the first pages we have the arrival of Ramona, major love interest number two for Scott. Suddenly, he becomes more interesting, the first part of the plot kicks in, and Scott's friends and sister begin to say interesting things. Even the art perks up - better color, interesting panel design, more expressive line work.
By the late middle the book is in high gear. Ramona continues as a strong character. The Scott Pilgrim character has to deepen and become more personable just to keep up. The band comes into focus. Knives gets a personality. The other secondary characters also start to chip in. And the major plotline, (fighting the ex-boyfriends), comes into focus. There is some real development, some honest emotion, and a lot of forward progress and action. There's a big finish that is excitingly drawn, and a nice denouement.
The upshot is that this is a very satisfying Volume 1, but it will kook you to keep going to the later volumes.
Please note that I received a free electronic copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a frank review. I think my copy is just like the final form, which is a good thing because at the end of Volume ! there is an extended note from the author describing the genesis of the characters and some of the locations, and unlike most such notes, it adds a great deal to your understanding of and enjoyment of the book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Never read the black and white version but the color can't possibility take anything away from it.. If you liked the movie or some how haven't watched it, then this book and story... Read morePublished 15 days ago by jake
This hardcover volume is beautiful and a great item for your collection. It is fantastic as far as graphic novels. Cant wait to complete my set!Published 18 days ago by Carlos
I first read the Scott Pilgrim series in paperback after seeing the film, and had wanted to get it for Kindle, which is only recently available and only in color. Read morePublished 20 days ago by B. A. Johnson
My review won't do the book justice, but all you need to know is that O' Malley writes a compelling story that you'll find yourself relating to all too often. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Jacob
I saw the movie before reading the comics. I also have not read the black and white version so I cannot compare. So far I have enjoyed this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chivas
I have read this comic several times for a couple of years now and I love just the same as I read it the first time.Published 1 month ago by Danee Anderson
Ive come to the party late on Scott Pilgrim, I watched the movie a couple years back and it instantly became one of my favorite movies. Read morePublished 1 month ago by The Black Glove