Graphic Novel Series Review: Scott Pilgrim

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Scott Pilgrim is a 23 year old part time slacker who was living the easy life with his band and his teenage girlfriend until a mysterious woman started entering his dreams. Pilgrim begins to pursue this woman, who turns out to be Ramona Flowers, an Amazon delivery worker from New York. As their relationship starts to form, Pilgrim comes in contact with Ramona's seven evil ex-boyfriends. Ramona reveals that if Scott wants them to be together, he must defeat each of her exes.

Written and illustrated by Bryan Lee O'Malley, this series is made up of six books with each book taking place at a different time of Scott and Ramona's relationship. Scott faces a different ex in each book and discovers more about Ramona's past. With each ex boyfriend comes other elements that will test both Scott and Ramona's feelings for one another and how far they will go to defend the one they care about as well as themselves.

black and white edition coversA humorous graphic novel series about discovering yourself, the importance of friendship and finding love. Told from Scott's perspective, we jump between present time and flashbacks from his past as we learn about important moments from his childhood and how these events shaped who he eventually became. We also follow his journey as he ventures out to change his life to strengthen his relationship with Ramona.

Originally printed in a black and white manga style, readers can now enjoy the new and improved coloured editions that include exclusive content such as behind the scenes art and other short stories. This is a great series to start with for those who don't know where to begin when it comes to graphic novels but also a must read for manga and comic fans.

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