Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Volume 2

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Volume 2

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by Bryan Lee O'Malley, Bryan O'Malley
     
 

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Does Scott and Ramona's burgeoning relationship have a future? Isn't Scott still supposedly dating Knives Chau? Who is Ramona's second evil ex-boyfriend, and why is he in Toronto? Who are The Clash At Demonhead, and what kind of bizarre art-punky music do they play? Who's their hot girl keyboardist, and what is Scott's relation to her? Why are they Knives Chau's

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Does Scott and Ramona's burgeoning relationship have a future? Isn't Scott still supposedly dating Knives Chau? Who is Ramona's second evil ex-boyfriend, and why is he in Toronto? Who are The Clash At Demonhead, and what kind of bizarre art-punky music do they play? Who's their hot girl keyboardist, and what is Scott's relation to her? Why are they Knives Chau's new favourite band? Fights! Drama! Secrets revealed! The answers to all these questions and more!

Editorial Reviews

Douglas Wolk
The story sounds, on the surface, like nothing we haven't seen a hundred times before: A mopey twentysomething in Toronto is playing in a small-time band and trying to figure out his love life. The difference is that this one is dizzyingly hilarious, buoyant and inventive, in both substance and style…the deliberate cuteness of O'Malley's artwork serves his narrative, making it flow smoothly through its berserk stylistic hairpin turns.
—The Washington Post
Publishers Weekly
The first volume of this slacker-manga-action hybrid introduced Scott Pilgrim, a video game-playing regular guy whose love life leads him into irregular trouble. This second book opens with a peek into Scott's past: we see his early romantic troubles and the talentless band that sprang from them. In the present, Scott's new romance with mysterious messenger girl Ramona Flowers sends his former girlfriend, teenage Knives Chau, into a fury that culminates in an all-out kung fu battle between the two. In the surrealist twists that fill O'Malley's work, characters who are introduced in dreams end up playing major parts in the "real" life of the story, and you never know when the meandering lives of these Canadian 20-somethings are going to shift into high-action fight sequences. O'Malley gained acclaim and award nominations for the first Scott Pilgrim book, and he deserves the recognition. The story continued here is delightful, light, clever and surprising. O'Malley takes a manga influence-big eyes, informational inserts and explosions of energy-and throws in pop culture references-a band named the Clash at Demonhead, Ramona's skater turned movie star ex-boyfriend-to create a fresh, grungy style. The narrative jumps, combined with sharp, sardonic dialogue, make this a great oddball tale that captures the energy of a generation. (June) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932664126
Publisher:
Oni Press
Publication date:
02/23/2005
Series:
Scott Pilgrim Series, #2
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
180,225
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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