Author/Artist: Lee O'Malley
Published: August 2004
From: Local Library
Synopsis: Scott Pilgrim's life is totally sweet. He's 23 years old, he's in a rock band, he's "between jobs," and he's dating a cute high school girl. Nothing could possibly go wrong, unless a seriously mind-blowing, dangerously fashionable, rollerblading delivery girl named Ramona Flowers starts cruising through his dreams and sailing by him at parties. But the path to Ms. Flowers isn't covered in rose petals. Ramona's seven evil ex-boyfriends stand in the way between Scott and true happiness. Can Scott beat down the bad guys without turning his precious little life upside down?
I was looking for a graphic novel to read. So was looking on Indie Bound and I stumbled upon this one. I will be honest I have NEVER heard of it whatsoever. I was not sure what really expect from this graphic novel. I starting reading it and myself and so many other nerdlings can relate with Scott throughout this book I am certain of that one.
Scott meets this skater delivery girl at a party Romona while dating this high school girl Knives(why would you even consider dating a girl named Knives). Throughout this book it seems that he is not that sure if you wants to live in the past or accept and grow-up and starting taking steps toward the future. He starts dating Romona and finds out something odd about her.
In order to continue dating her Scott needs to defeat all 7 of Romona ex-boyfriends. Huh..interesting I see. After meeting Romona his life is not quite the same is an understatement. Scott does not have any power or anything is just a great fighter and the first boyfriend did not start a chance against Scott. Scott also gets help from his fellow sucky band members and his gay roommate that offer advice what he should do.
I thought that artwork from O'Malley was okay is this book. It is all black and white in this one. He did a great job showing the moods in each characters throughout this first volume of Scott Pilgrim. O'Malley shows that everyone has their own personality.
My Grade: B+