Scott Pilgrim, Volume 1 by Bryan Lee O'Malley

Scott Pilgrim, Volume 1

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 ...


Details Scott Pilgrim, Volume 1

TitleScott Pilgrim, Volume 1
ISBN9781932664089
Author
Release DateAug 18th, 2004
PublisherOni Press
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages168 pages
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Fiction, Young Adult, Manga, Humor
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Reviews Scott Pilgrim, Volume 1

  • Zoë
    2016-07-20
    4.5/5I saw the movie adaptation a couple of years ago and, ever since then, I've wanted to start the graphic novels. I'm so happy that I finally did, because this definitely didn't disappoint! I liked it even more than the movie because the art is used in such a clever way, so different than any other graphic novel I've read before (I've only read Maus and Fun Home, but those were for school.) The humor was great as well and I already ordered the...
  • Alejandro
    2016-09-07
    Game on! This is the first book (in a series of six) of “Scott Pilgrim” saga.Creative Team:Creator, writer and illustrator: Bryan Lee O’Malley AM I DREAMING? Um… am I dreaming? -- -- I’ll leave you alone forever now. Thanks. My first contact with Scott Pilgrim’s world was through the movie adaptation, that I wouldn’t watch (at least not so soon as I did) if Mary Elizabeth Winstead (which I love) wouldn’t be in the cast. And I w...
  • Natalie
    2016-06-05
    DNF at page 54. (This was exactly what I was feeling while reading Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life.)I actually tried watching the movie a while back, but it made me really, really uncomfortable. And the same happened while reading the graphic novel. I wanted to read it because I really liked Seconds, but I guess I somehow forgot that the movie was based off of a graphic novel. And I hadn’t made the connection between the two until I starte...
  • Maureen
    2015-07-17
    I FREAKING LOVED THIS.The art was used SO cleverly which my graphic design mind loved and is probably one of the reasons I liked it so much.I've seen the movie so I had a little more to go off of when reading this, but I was surprised to find I loved it maybe more than the movie?It's so quirky and wonderful and just so much good stuff wrapped into one thing. SO GOOD.
  • Traci Haley
    2008-06-15
    I debated what to rate this graphic novel. On the one hand, the characters are thoroughly unlikable. Scott Pilgrim is a vapid, useless lump of a man who is dating a high schooler because that's the level of his maturity/emotional intelligence. Ramona Flowers is standoffish and rude because it makes her look "cool". The only redeeming character was Wallace, the gay roommate. On the other hand, once introductions got over, during the last scene of ...
  • Sparrow
    2012-08-09
    Scott Pilgrim is so how I see the world. I’m sure it’s because of the years of doing almost nothing but playing Mario Bros in my childhood, but the levels and energy bars and coins, etc. as applied to mundane life things are so perfect to me. Also, the characters. Oh, the characters. Scott Pilgrim is such a rad character because he is so douchey, but still somewhat sympathetic, and everyone spends the whole story pointing out his doucheyness....
  • Will M.
    2015-06-08
    This wasn't so bad, but that cover sucks.I'm not that fond of reading contemporary novels, and it's no different with graphic novels. This had a simple plot, and nothing made it amazing for me. The artwork was decent, but I've seen way better. People have been recommending this everywhere, so I decided to finally give it a try. It's honestly not that bad, it would appeal more to the contemporary readers. I'm still interested to continue on with t...
  • Sam Quixote
    2012-08-06
    “Scott Pilgrim is dating a high schooler!” - so begins one of the finest comics sagas of all time. I’ve read Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim before, seen the (extremely faithful) Edgar Wright movie adaptation, and have just re-read it (this time in colour), and the comic still blows me away with its quality. Reading the same story the third time around and it’s not boring in the least. It even somehow feels fresh despite having bee...
  • Brendon Schrodinger
    2013-07-15
    Am I too old to like Scott Pilgrim?I just don't care for a main character who is in his twenties, has no job, sleeps (the zzzzzzzz kind) with his roomate, dates a high school girl and cheats on her with a kinda cool delivery girl.How is this guy attractive to women at all?Back in my day...This graphic novel made me feel old.Scott Pilgrim is a bit of a dick and it is hard to cheer for him when he is fighting his girlfriends ex boyfriends. I think ...
  • Felicia
    2008-09-20
    Buying all of them, what can I say?!
  • J.G. Keely
    2010-08-01
    After the slow trudge through Shelley's 'The Last Man', I decided to switch to some lighter fare. It's about time I got back to my comic book to-read pile, anyways. So I pulled out Scott Pilgrim.I've heard a lot about the book in comic book circles, and it's been overwhelmingly positive. Despite this, I've been somewhat wary of the 'trendy hipster' label it's been saddled with, but that gets thrown around too much, and I figured beyond the trendy...
  • Jeannette Nikolova
    2016-01-06
    Read on the WondrousBooks blog. I watched the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World movie years ago and it was real love. For a while it topped the “Jeannette’s Favourite Movies” list. (Even as I’m writing this, I have a strong urge to re-watch it.)Therefore, it’s probably completely understandable that I absolutely loved this book. It was fan-tastic! And obviously while they were making the movie, they paid huge attention to detail, because ev...
  • Jim Ef
    2016-01-04
    You know how sometimes writers want to please everyone? So they end up creating something like a genre-salad and its usually bad. Here we have the same thing but it works, it works so freaking well. First of all the art is a combination of manga and classic comics style. Now to the story. It starts like a music romance-comedy and then out of nowhere comes out a fighting scene!! Oh and I just love how his opponent drops money after he defeat him.T...
  • Aaron
    2007-06-09
    Before I begin I just like to say was no doubt and hesitation that this is probably one of the best comic books ever!Why is this book so good? Its fun, it's funny, it's clever and it leaves you wanting more. If you love relationship books you will love this book, if you love books that make you laugh you will love this book, if you love comic books in general you will love this book!The story centers around…. Well…. Scott Pilgrim. Scott lives...
  • Bryce Wilson
    2007-11-10
    Lovely mix of Hornbyesque Lad lit, Steven Chow style comedy, and Simon & Garfunklesque post adolescent melancholy. Worked nicely as a palate cleanser after the wrist slitter that was Into The Wild. It's funny and imaginitave without being twee, honest without being obvious, and sweetly sad without drowning in ennui. It's a precious little book. Even if like me comics aren't quite your thing.
  • Nicolo Yu
    2014-01-26
    I can't believe it's been ten years since Scott Pilgrim was published and at least five since I discovered Bryan Lee O'Malley's truly original concept. I've started rereading this series earlier today and it was just as fresh as I discovered. Scott Pilgrim was this shallow guy dating high school girls and mooching off his roommate; but one could just not help root for him. Especially when he falls for the mysterious Ramona Flowers and because now...
  • Ivan
    2016-07-11
    A good start. I actually thought I might find this comic bit boring since I already watched the movie but both writing and art style are different enough to make comic completely different experience. Which one is better?I am not sure yet.I will make my judgement when when I finish series.Also I hated O'Malley's illustrations in Seconds but it didn't bother me here for some reason even though they are nearly same. I guess they fit better in weird...
  • Mehsi
    2014-12-28
    Wow Scott is a real dick. Having a girlfriend and then going for another girl? Seriously? I hate that kind of attitude in books/manga/graphic novels so this is -2 stars for that. -1 star for the slightly boring story.I have been meaning to read this book/comic for some time, lots of people seem to like it and I loved Bryan Lee O'Malley's previous book named: Seconds. However this was just a disappointment.We have a main character named Scott Pilg...
  • Lauren
    2016-11-24
    Well that was different!Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life is a funny graphic novel to review, not because it was laugh out loud funny but because it was a bit 'meh'. I have had time to reflect upon it, and having originally awarded it 4 stars, I have downgraded it to 3. There are several reasons why I have done this:1) Despite O'Malley's cute illustrations, most of his characters look the same, and unless he drastically changes their hair, the...
  • Rebecca
    2015-06-28
    It was fun but not wow for me. I'm looking forward to reading the rest though!
  • tee
    2010-08-31
    I didn't like it (^_^).
  • Paz R.M.
    2014-02-21
    2.5 StarsThis is one comic series that everybody seems to love so I finally decided to pick it up and... meh.I guess maybe I'm a bit too cynical for the lightness, cuteness and quirkiness? I was actually having a great time with the first chapter ''Scott Pilgrim is dating a high schooler!'' I really enjoyed the contemporary element in the story and the cast of characters were all quite fun. I immediately liked a lot of them and the jokes worked g...
  • Manny
    2010-09-10
    (DISTANCE SHOT. MANNY is typing on his laptop)MANNY: (typing) It's EXACTLY the same as the first half of the movie Scott Pilgrim Versus The World. Just uncannily like. Except that it isn't as well-drawn or funny. (NEW ANGLE. More typing)MANNY: (typing) To be honest, I feel a little ripped-off. I know that's completely illogical since the book came first, and I should be, you know, like praising its originality and wit, without which the movie wou...
  • karly
    2013-04-20
    This is so much better than the movie! The fact that the movie contained pretty much THE WHOLE FREAKING SCOTT PILGRIM SERIES CRAMMED INTO ONE..I really enjoyed reading this. The transition in this book is very very very entertaining especially Scott's humor. I just love Wallace and Scott's relationship as bffs orbrothers hahaha especially the time when they first met!!The movie is awesome and action-packed and amazing I'm really a fan of it! But ...
  • Michal
    2012-05-06
    Not really sure. Perhaps I'm just not cool enough to enjoy this book, as it wasn't anything great to me. I can imagine other people liking it, though, even if I may look down upon them because of that. First of all, the story was rather dull. I'm not against love stories, but to make them interesting, you should firstly make me care about the characters. Unfortunately, I didn't, they were all those people that spend their lives on being cool - ma...
  • Michael Finocchiaro
    2016-11-15
    Scott Pilgrim is a light manga-style comic about the eponymous 23 year old slacker musician who is dating a 17yo high school student Knife and meets another new girl, Ramona Flowers. The story takes place in Toronto and this is the first of 6 books in the series. I liked the rapid fire millennial dialog between the characters and especially the crazy ending (no spoilers!). Ok, the plot is not particularly complex but the characters are fun and en...
  • Mel
    2016-05-29
    Really funny and entertaining but waaaay too short.
  • Carmen
    2014-07-25
    I don't even like graphic novels, but these are amazing. They make me happy for some reason.
  • Rebecca T
    2010-11-20
    A good set up for the rest of the series. Practically the same as the movie which makes me happy :)Actual rating: 3.5
  • Zeta_comics
    2010-03-25
    To be honest, I expected more. Or different. But it has its moments.The drawing is OK, however the character design is very flawed: most girls look alike except for weird hairdos and sometimes characters don't look like themselves.The narrative was better than the story, the latter bugged me sometimes. I don't know if his awesomeness is meant to be ironic, but in this first volume Scott Pilgram is an asshole. At first I thought "what's the point ...