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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. (May)
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Product Details

  • Series: Scott Pilgrim (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Oni Press (May 24, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193266422X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932664225
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,933 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I can still barely believe that the Scott Pilgrim series is as good as it is. Author Bryan Lee O'Malley has taken a relationship drama and infused it with numerous references to video games, indie music, manga, and other niche areas of popular culture to create a world where characters are completely fine with breaking out into a massive, over-the-top fight that involves the battleground imploding at the end.

Scott Pilgrim, for those of you who aren't caught up, is a 23-year-old slacker who lives in a small Canadian town around Toronto. He is in a bad band named Sex Bob-Omb along with the completely cool (so cool he has no emotions) Stephen Stills and the angry Kim Pine (whom he dated in high school). After breaking up with a 17-year-old high school girl named Knives Chau, Scott began dating Ramona Flowers, an American now living in Canada and working as an Amazon.ca delivery girl. However, before Scott can officially date Ramona, he must defeat her seven evil ex-boyfriends. He has already taken out 2, but the next on the list, Todd Ingram, may prove to be more than Scott can handle.

Picking up pretty much exactly where the second volume, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, left off, Scott and Ramona have just learned that Todd is dating Natalie V. "Envy" Adams, Scott's girlfriend before Knives who ripped his heart out. Through flashbacks, we learn how Envy met Scott as a shy anime fan and eventually turned into a rock goddess. If that weren't bad enough, Todd is a vegan, and in Scott's world, vegans attain vast psychic powers that make him a much more formidable opponent than Matthew Patel and Lucas Lee.

As usual, the battles don't take up the whole book; most of the pages are devoted to hilarious character studies.
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How to describe Scott Pilgrim and his strange little world? It's funny, to be sure. It's seemingly normal, to a degree. When we meet new characters, we often get their level rating (Scott is, of course, "awesome"). Everything about the series is so Generation Now--Scott is straight but he has a gay roommate; they share a small studio apartment and sleep in the same bed, platonically; Scott plays in a band with a female drummer, which is cool, although the band doesn't quite rock at first (but they have heart). None of it is overdone, though. In fact, there's so much genuine sweetness to it (in a good way; not in some treacly, sentimental manner) that you can't help but wish you were part of the group--part of this world, even, because it's a pretty different world.

That is to say, it's Toronto, but some magical, videogame-like qualities exist. These characters exist mostly in the real world but at the same time, it has some decidedly offbeat properties. Scott is an innocent, a supercool, eminently likable cipher who happens to be almost irresistibly endearing.

As the series begins, 23-year-old Scott has just started dating Knives Chau, a 17-year-old high school student. It's all very innocent; they haven't even kissed, just hugged. Scott is recovering from a devastating breakup a year ago and views Knives as a way to move on without getting his heart too involved. His friends and sister waste no time ripping into Scott for this robbing-the-cradle transgression, but Scott sticks with it, even after meeting Ramona Flowers. Ramona is the girl of Scott's dreams, literally. He keeps seeing her in visions, so when he sees her at a party, come to life in strange garb, he makes his move.
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This volume came in early by at least one day for me. I bought it used because I found it to be the best deal in price and quality. We're not going for perfect condition, but the book I got was it pretty darn good condition. The cover was a bit wobbly but there are no tears, no random penciled in smiley faces, and no signs of unknown in the pages. The only thing I found unappealing was the pain-in-the-butt-to-open plastic shipping stuff, but that's just me being silly. Overall, I am one satisfied customer.
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Although I absolutely loved all the vegan jokes going on in this volume, I think it might be my least favorite of the books yet. That's not to mean that there isn't a ton to love about this one, between the super vegan powers, the vegan police, getting to finally know more about the history between envy and scott, as well as the battle between envy and ramona. There's giant hammers, extra lives, and a whole host of other imaginative, crazy things that make this a wonderful addition to the series.
It just wasn't as good as the ones that came before it.
That being said, I can definitely tell that this volume shows O'Malley finally stretching his writing muscles, so I expect that volume 4 should be the best yet.
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The Scott Pilgrim series is an absolutely awesome storyline and I highly recommend it to anyone with a geeky side, especially if you enjoy video games. I also recommend watching the movie if you haven't seen it :P
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Big stuff goes down in this book - Scott gets a haircut and eats out at a fancy Japanese restaurant! Oh and he battles Evil Ex-Boyfriend #3 who has psychic Vegan powers, his current girlfriend Ramona battles his ex, Envy, lead singer of a popular rock band, and Scott starts speaking like a real person (but only for a few scenes).

The stuff about how veganism gives you super powers was really funny and Bryan Lee O'Malley reaches new levels of fantasy by drawing a scene mentioned in "It's a Wonderful Life!" as if a character were really doing it. Scott continues to be an endearingly charming dope and even seems to act his age when consoling those who felt the wrath of the excellently bitchy Envy.

The book is mostly stuff that didn't make it into the movie which is probably why I liked it the best of the three so far because most it felt new. Scott and Ramona also start to feel like a real couple rather than two strangers who've randomly met which is cool and shows O'Malley's strong writing ability - though I still feel that quite a few characters look too much alike making it different to discern who is who as well as which sequences are flashbacks and which are current.

But these are minor problems that don't really detract from enjoying the book for what it is - a fresh and imaginative take on the story of young love originally presented and immensely readable and fun. Book 3 is O'Malley hitting his stride and hopefully the series here on in can maintain this high level of quality.
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