14080417Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life (Scott Pilgrim #1) by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Release Date: August 8, 2012
Publisher: Oni Press
Source: Library
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ust when you thought you knew all there was to know about Scott Pilgrim comes Scott Pilgrim Color Hardcover Volume 1: Precious Little Life! The first in a series of brand-new hardcover editions, this remastered, 6″x9″ hardcover presents Scott’s first “evil ex” battle as you’ve never seen it before – in full-color! Plus, previously unpublished extras and bonus materials make this mighty tome one that’s required reading for Scottaholics everywhere! – Goodreads


A few years ago, when my BFF and I were younger and we lived together, we went and saw the Scott Pilgrim movie. I say younger because we used to go to midnight showings every single week on Fridays. Now the idea of staying up until midnight makes both of us tired, and we go with the grandmas at 10AM and we love it. I bring this story up because we saw the movie with no idea about it being a graphic novel, nor caring that it was a graphic novel.

Now, that I’m all about the graphic novels, I could not wait to put this on hold and devour it. Devour it, I did. This book however, is very much an opener to Scott’s world and gives you a feel for the characters. It also sets up the fact that Scott is a bit of an asshole something that only grew through the first volume of the graphic novel. He’s in his mid-20s and he’s dating a high schooler who becomes a wee bit obsessed with him and his band. He’s fine with this because why wouldn’t he fine with this? It’s normal right? His group of friends actually call him out on this and the fact he isn’t acting normal and whatever this thing is, it isn’t normal.

But he continues on with his life. Living with his roommate, hanging with the band, and his girlfriend. Then, at a party, he sees Ramona Flowers, and his life changes. He has hearts in his eyes and “high school girlfriend, who?” What Scott isn’t aware of is the fact that Ramona has seven evil ex’s and he has to fight them for the right to date her. What I found fascinating is the fact that Scott doesn’t even blink. He accepts this and prepares to fight.

What O’Malley does is create a hilarious believable story, even when the events are completely unbelievable. Like having to fight a handful of guys to go out with a girl? Not realistic! BUT the fact is he makes it work. The illustrations are spot on, the story line is solid and I cannot wait to read the next installments.