COMIC TITLE: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life Vol. 1 (Colored Edition) (2012)
Bryan Lee O’Malley– Artist
Bryan Lee O’Malley– Writer
August 8, 2012
Back in 2010, the world bore witness to the comic book movie Scott Pilgrim Vs The World which starred Michael Cera as the title character. There was a lot of buzz surrounding the film and I didn’t understand why at the time. After finding out that it was based on a comic book I promised myself that I was going to try and read them. One day while searching on my Comixology App, I saw that all the volumes of the series written and drawn by Bryan Lee O’Malley were available, that I was going to check it out. So, for today, I present to you guys Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life Volume One (Colored Edition) which was released in August of 2012. Scott Pilgrim thinks that he has all it figured out with his high school girlfriend Knives Chau, but no one else is buying it. One day after a mysterious girl named Ramona Flowers starts to appear in his dreams and in real life, he begins question everything. The only question now is can he break up with Knives and keep Ramona a secret? Or will that blow up in his face or will this mysterious character get to him first?
I am going to be one hundred percent honest in saying that number one I loved the freaking story and every page of it. The second thing that I am going to tell you is that I am not a super huge fan of the artwork, but I can see it’s influence everywhere in the world for sure. You take one look at the artwork for Scott Pilgrim and you can immediately start seeing the influence on animated series like Steven Universe which is just one example. I’m pretty sure we can find a lot more of them out there, but I want to clarify that I didn’t hate it. It is just not my preferred style of artwork for a comic, but I respect it. The story is absolutely amazing and I say that because there is so much depth to the story especially with the relationships with certain characters. Then there are all of the subplots that are definitely helping the story move smoothly because we all know the ultimate plot that this book leads up to eventually (if you’ve seen the movie then you know). I love that when Scott’s ban Sex Bomb plays a song that you see the notes and the lyrics as well as a page that you can play along to. I’ll definitely be checking out the next book in the series for sure. Check out my grades below:
Character Representation: A+
Entertainment Value: A+