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SCOTT PILGRIM (best.comic.EVAR!)

PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 3:17 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
Confession...

I'm a Scottaholic.

Today (hopefully), Volume 3, Scott Pilgrim and the The Infinite Sadness gets released. Enjoy the freebie, spread the word, get on the bandwagon.

(thanks bluebottle!)

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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 3:46 pm
by TonyWilson
Woooooo!!!! Free stuff!!!!

Thanks man, did you find this online or scan it in?
Damn funny comic, KCBC. 'Specially like the soft drinks giving him power ups.

Availbale in the uk by any chance?

PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 3:48 pm
by Adam Balm
Reminds me too much of Blue...

:sniffle:

Excuse me...I have something in my eye.

PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 3:56 pm
by Lurker Johnson
"You're gonna have to learn to hit girls eventually, Scott!"

:shock: :? :lol:

Classy! Episode 2?

PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 4:11 pm
by AtomicHyperbole
I LOVE THIS KIND OF STUFF!

More please! MORE!

I really don't read comics, so please... anything like this gets me all giddy as a schoolgirl.

I've read Bone... and My Faith In Frankie was fun... :D

PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 4:13 pm
by Leckomaniac
HA! That was awesome.

I didn't get this on Free Comic Day! I wish that I had.

I will definitely be picking up the next issue.

PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 6:48 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
TonyWilson wrote:Thanks man, did you find this online or scan it in?
Availbale in the uk by any chance?


found it over at Newsarama.

yup.

Tho', of course, please check your local comic shop first!

Atomic, glad you liked it.

Lurker & Lecko, O'Malley puts 'em out in trade form only, there are no individual issues, 'cept for this one, which was a Free Comic Book Day one shot dealio thingy.

PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 8:53 pm
by Leckomaniac
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
TonyWilson wrote:T hanks man, did you find this online or scan it in?
Availbale in the uk by any chance?


found it over at Newsarama.

yup.

Tho', of course, please check your local comic shop first!

Atomic, glad you liked it.

Lurker & Lecko, O'Malley puts 'em out in trade form only, there are no individual issues, 'cept for this one, which was a Free Comic Book Day one shot dealio thingy.


Yeah I looked it up and found that there were not released in individual issues. Volume 3 came out today, as a matter of fact.

PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 5:46 am
by buster00
Jolly good! After filling my head with mostly far-fetched superhero nonsense every Wednesday, it's refreshing to take in something with more true-to-life realism. Thanks for the coolness, KCBC! I will seek out more of the Scott Pilgrim which you rightly praise.

PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 6:58 am
by Keepcoolbutcare
buster00 wrote:Jolly good! After filling my head with mostly far-fetched superhero nonsense every Wednesday, it's refreshing to take in something with more true-to-life realism. Thanks for the coolness, KCBC! I will seek out more of the Scott Pilgrim which you rightly praise.


they should put warning stickers on the cover 'cuz it's so damn addicting.

best thing?...each volume improves on the previous.

fuck Punky Power, it's Pilgrim Power.

PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 4:38 pm
by Ribbons
Question: does he have superpowers or something? What's with the point system on the drinks? By the way, thanks for the free comic book. You didn't even tell me to buy it or get out. :wink:

PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 5:50 pm
by Adam Balm
I just went to add volume one to my wishlist, and at the risk of sounding like I'm spamming....

Just nine bucks for an almost two-hundred page TPB??!?!

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 6:23 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
Ribbons wrote:Question: does he have superpowers or something? What's with the point system on the drinks?


Scott Pilgrim strikes a not-so-delicate balance between the realities of life for it's 23yr old slacker protagonist with a healthy dose of the distinctly fantastic.

You know how Buffy often used violence as a metaphor or as a device to solve the characters problems? The same can be said of Scott Pilgrim. I mean, check out the introduction on pg 1..."Sworn to defeat 7 evil ex-boyfriends in order to date the girl of his dreams". The point system makes it video-gamey, a style which informs the novel and the characters.
The name of Scott's band is Sex Bob-omb, a reference to some videogame.

Some of the criticism I've heard leveled at the comic is the supposedly surprising turn the first volume took at the conclusion of said volume...I differ in that I thought O'Malley set it up sufficiently with enough clues sprinkled throughout the preceding chapters to make it work.

PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 6:26 pm
by Ribbons
I see. Sounds cool. Well I've heard enough good things about this Scott Pilgrim and dug on the free comic enough to give it a look-see. I think I'm gonna follow Balmy's example and order volume 1.

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 6:48 am
by Pacino86845
This is totally the next comic I'm gonna get, totally!

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2006 7:34 am
by TonyWilson
Isn't there some rumour about Edgar Wright adapting this for teh screen?

PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 8:54 am
by Pacino86845
Here's the Scott Pilgrim website or whatever. Scott Pilgrim is like the most refreshing comic in centuries or something. it's totally not g@y... ok, it's somewhat g@y but you won't regret reading it.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 9:02 am
by doglips
Bluebottle overload!

OK, I'm going to finally get these books.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 9:07 am
by Pacino86845
You most definitely do have to get them, DL. The only problem with Scott Pilgrim is that it made me wish there were like a million volumes out there or something, it totally ROXORS!!!!!

Unfortunately, there are only 3 volumes on the shelves, and O'Malley cranks about one a year it seems. BUT, they're 168 pages of hilarity each, and are very very re-readable!!! VERY!!!

And if it tickles any Londoner's fancy, Vol. 1 is available signed at Gosh, at no extra charge!!!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 3:56 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
Pacino86845 wrote:it's totally not g@y... ok, it's somewhat g@y but you won't regret reading it.


HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

told ya'!

next issue is due to drop Summer 2k7 (:cry:), plenty of time for folks to catch up on the Scott saga.

PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:03 pm
by Flumm
Ooh, I finished V1 the other day, too.

Yeah, you won't be dissapointed, dog, just jump in and let it win you over, which it will, because it's mostly, if not completely made of awsome.






(Oh, and it kind of makes you want to say awsome a lot)


((Which, even if you you're mired in Englishness and don't usually habitually say awsome so, is also kind of awsome))

PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:43 pm
by bamf
I picked up Volume one because the guys at my local shop could not stop going on about it. The various Smashing Pumpkins references had my interest perked I being a rabid pumpkins fan. But after finishing Vol 1 I was a bit disapointed. Maybe too much hype soured it.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:18 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
oh. hell. yeah.

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Free Comic Book Day, Saturday May 5th.

and then something to really grease up the boner...

coming this summer...

Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together

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is that a new pad? How can they afford it? Did Wallace get a promotion?

can't. fucking. wait.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:35 pm
by The Ginger Man
My friend and I grabbed the first 3 volumes last week. Fantastic...a great read. BUT...I must warn you. You WILL read all 3 volumes in 1 or 2 sittings. You WILL be jonesed out of your head. And you WILL feel complete sadness when you realize he only puts out one volume a year.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:03 am
by Moriarty
Tony, Edgar Wright will make the Scott Pilgrim film. He and Bryan O'Malley are working on it together, and it sounds like it's going to be a real labor of love.

Can't wait. Lovelovelovelove the books.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:11 am
by Leckomaniac
Moriarty wrote:Tony, Edgar Wright will make the Scott Pilgrim film. He and Bryan O'Malley are working on it together, and it sounds like it's going to be a real labor of love.

Can't wait. Lovelovelovelove the books.


I simply can't wait for this to get made.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:19 am
by Keepcoolbutcare
Moriarty wrote:Tony, Edgar Wright will make the Scott Pilgrim film. He and Bryan O'Malley are working on it together, and it sounds like it's going to be a real labor of love.

Can't wait. Lovelovelovelove the books.


yes!

location shooting in Toronto and complete and utter unknown actors is all I ask.

Canada may just implode from the amount of awesome...

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:39 am
by instant_karma
Fun looking book. Will seek it out.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:01 am
by Keepcoolbutcare
bamf wrote:But after finishing Vol 1 I was a bit disapointed. Maybe too much hype soured it.


it gets better, but if the style is what turned you off, then don't bother.

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:43 pm
by Pacino86845
YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:25 am
by Pacino86845
Speaking of free comics (thanks dolips *cough*wolf*cough*), any word on the free Scott Pilgrim comic?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:32 am
by doglips
OK, this wolf thing - wha?

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:35 am
by Pacino86845
*cough*wolf*cough*lynchhim*cough* :D

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:40 am
by doglips
I think you're crazy.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:43 am
by DennisMM
More than a year later, having not read this thread because I couldn't afford to buy more comics, I must say -- I NEED THIS COMIC!!!!111111

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:51 am
by Pacino86845
Yes Dennis, yes you do: it's really a delightful series, and one that you will revisit every now and then.

Well it's slim pickings, but better than nothing:

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Some Kim Pine stuff as well: http://www.flickr.com/photos/radiomaru/sets/72157600870067107/

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:03 am
by DennisMM
My library doesn't have any Scott Pilgrim, but through the Colorado libraries cooperative I can get all three! I WIN THE DAY!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:47 am
by Chilli
I can't wait to get paid and pick these up. Frickin rad wicked awesome.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:15 am
by DennisMM
Got the first of the three SP books I requested, but it's volume 2. Started reading it anyway.

Question: When SP fights his way to the top of a building, he says he has beaten the bad guy's evil bosses. That's a video game thing, right? The most important bad guy on any level is the boss? If so, why? Anyone know where this came from?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:42 am
by Ribbons
DennisMM wrote:Question: When SP fights his way to the top of a building, he says he has beaten the bad guys evil bosses. That's a video game thing, right? The most important bad guy on any level is the boss? If so, why? Anyone know where this came from?


Haha, I get it. Levels!

Yeah, 'tis video game jargon; the big baddie in every level is often referred to as the "boss." I'm not sure what the origins of that term are, but if I had to guess I'd say kung fu movies. It sort of makes me think of Game of Death as it is.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:52 am
by DennisMM
Stephen Stills: man in black
Kim Pine: gothic lolita
Scott Pilgrim: guy in a suit purchased at value village



I don't quite get this comic. The intrusion of video game and action movie elements seems a bit artificial. But it makes me laugh.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:27 am
by TonyWilson
Ribbons wrote:
DennisMM wrote:Question: When SP fights his way to the top of a building, he says he has beaten the bad guys evil bosses. That's a video game thing, right? The most important bad guy on any level is the boss? If so, why? Anyone know where this came from?


Haha, I get it. Levels!

Yeah, 'tis video game jargon; the big baddie in every level is often referred to as the "boss." I'm not sure what the origins of that term are, but if I had to guess I'd say kung fu movies. It sort of makes me think of Game of Death as it is.


I think possobly it could be Streets Of Rage where at the end of every level you fight the "boss" of the thugs you battled in the level. Or it might even be from Mario, in fact I think that's right, the end of level bad guys are referred to as "boss" in the info screens and everything.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:29 am
by DennisMM
See what I learn by talking with people with diversified interests?

Yours sincerely,
Dennis
(never played a console video game and hasn't played an arcade game in 20 years)

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:41 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
DennisMM wrote:Stephen Stills: man in black
Kim Pine: gothic lolita
Scott Pilgrim: guy in a suit purchased at value village


are SEX BOB-OMB!

They are here to make you think about death and get sad and stuff!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:24 pm
by Fawst
The "Boss" has been around a lot longer than Streets of Rage. Really, the term that my friends and I always used was "The Main Guy."

*ahem*

"Oh man, the main guy in Metroid was so sick! It really was a giant brain!"

"Wow, the main guy in Metal Gear wasn't even the Metal Gear! It was your own fuckin BOSS!"

I suppose "Big Boss" from Metal Gear could be a distinct possibility.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:33 pm
by DennisMM
Keepcoolbutcare wrote:
DennisMM wrote:Ste phen Stills: man in black
Kim Pine: gothic lolita
Scott Pilgrim: guy in a suit purchased at value village


are SEX BOB-OMB!

They are here to make you think about death and get sad and stuff!


Kim is hilarious. I loved the battle sequence with Crash and the Boys! Pardon, me, The Boys! And Crash!

"That's right -- I really know how to play the bass."

And I love that one cast member always gets the same descriptive caption.

Knives Chau: 17 years old

PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:19 pm
by Leckomaniac
Went out on a limb and bought volume 1 today. It was just staring at me in the comic shop and I couldn't resist. When I get a chance to read it I'll be sure to post my thoughts.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 1:23 pm
by Pacino86845
Out on a limb?! There's no limb, there's no out!! Scott Pilgrim is 100% awesome!!!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 8:19 pm
by Leckomaniac
Pacino86845 wrote:Out on a limb?! There's no limb, there's no out!! Scott Pilgrim is 100% awesome!!!


We'll see!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:45 pm
by DennisMM
Leckomaniac wrote:
Pacino86845 wrote:Out on a limb?! There's no limb, there's no out!! Scott Pilgrim is 100% awesome!!!


We'll see!


Yes, you will! I don't understand some of Scott Pilgrim. I believe it's a generation gap thing. But SP makes me laugh and I have become quite the fan.

"Knives! She punched the highlights out of your hair!"