Monday, October 15, 2007
Scott Pilgrim Get It's Together (SP Vol. 4) is soon upon us! In case you've been living under a rock Scott Pilgrim is written by Canadian Bryan Lee O'Malley, Scott Pilgrim is the coolest hippest comic book on the block. Set in Toronto Scott Pilgrim is an 23 year old unemployed slacker who plays bass in his indie rock band, Sex Bob-Omb. Scott is dating American delivery girl Ramona Flowers, but in order to date her, he first has to defeat her seven evil ex-boyfriends.
I totally dig this book, and how can you not love a comic book the references the greatest NES game of all time River City Ransom. If Scott Pilgrim sounds vaguely familiar it's because he's named after the song by 90's indie girl group Plumtree. I have their CD with the song on it and have a hazzy recollection of them being interviewed by Sook Yin-Lee for the Wedge while all lying in a bed. Scott Pilgrim has also been optioned for a movie by Universal Pictures and Edgar Wright(Hot Fuzz), so here's hoping!
I could go on about how superbly awesome it is, but you can read it and find out for yourself. Check out your local library for it. The libraries in Calgary seems to carry the first 3 volumes, so maybe yours will too, unless you live in Cranbrook. It's so good I have three copies of volume one and two copies of volume 2 and 3.
Check out the newly revamped Scott Pilgrim site for more goodness.