For February’s trade of the month, I decided it’d be an awesome idea to read Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life aka Scott Pilgrim #1. I’ve been a huge Scott Pilgrim fan for quite some time, and the fact that Valentines Day is in February made me think that reading this trade would be the perfect companion to the day of love. You know, evil exes and all. Luckily it seems like you all enjoyed it too! It’s quite a short read, but there’s more volumes for those interested. Check out our previous post with more info on the trade right here, as well as our review of Jake Lawrence’s Teen Dog!
Review: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley.
Scott Pilgrim’s life is totally sweet. He’s 23 years old, he’s in a rockband, 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. Will Scott’s awesome life get turned upside-down? Will he have to face Ramona’s seven evil ex-boyfriends in battle? The short answer is yes. The long answer is Scott Pilgrim, Volume 1: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life
Scott Pilgrim is, no secret, one of the most popular comics of all time. Between the comic itself becoming known worldwide, to the hit film of the same name, Scott Pilgrim is a household name… at least to us nerds. I’ve been hooked ever since I laid my eyes on the film, only to become obsessed with these comics. Even my nickname at Dragon*Con used to be Scissors (my play on knives), haha. Bryan Lee O’Malley has created a one-of-a-kind world in the Scott Pilgrim comics that never felt like it went on for too long. He didn’t leave much room for filler, and decided to have a set number of issues, which is rare in most of today’s comics. It leaves just enough room for our main story and that’s what’s great about it.
If you’ve only seen the Scott Pilgrim movie (which has since become a cult hit), then be prepared for this slightly different take, and vice versa. It’s cool to see the similarities between the two, but also slightly strange to see how much they really changed. I mean, the film changed quite a bit, and that’s okay. Those changes work in the film and the things not changed work in the comic. It all balances out really well into a stupidly fun, amazing comic book. Yeah, it’s really that good, in case I forgot to mention that.
While it may seem like “Scott Pilgrim this and Scott pilgrim that,” it’s honestly as much about our beloved Ramona Flowers as it is Scott. She’s one of my all time favorite characters from a comic book and is just plain amazing. She also has amazing hair. (Not pictured in the black and white comic, but still.) We actually have a Goodreads page discussing it all, which you can read right here.
Up next: Spider Gwen Vol. 0: Most Wanted
Spider-Gwen is probably the best Marvel comic there is out there. Okay, I may be a bit biased cause I’ve gotten to be a part of the Spider-Gwen fun IRL, but it’s true! There’s nothing else like it, and Vol. 0 is the perfect place for us all to start on our Spider-Gwen journey. I can’t wait to see what you all think of this amazing series!
We’ll be reading Spider-Gwen Volume 0: Most Wanted for this month, so make sure to check out the Goodreads group here, follow us on Twitter, and tag us or use #IgglesComicBookAlliance to discuss it even further. Now get to reading folks because we have some evil exes to destroy!