Scott Pilgrim Comparisons

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Scott Pilgrim is a graphic novel series by Bryan Lee O'Malley. It consists of six digest size black-and-white volumes, released between August 2004 and July 2010, by Portland-based independent comic book publisher Oni Press. The series is about 23-year-old Canadian Scott Pilgrim, a slacker and part-time musician who lives in Toronto and plays bass guitar in the band Sex Bob-omb. He falls in love with American delivery girl Ramona Flowers, but must defeat her seven evil exes in order to date her. A film adaptation of the series entitled Scott Pilgrim vs. the World starring actor Michael Cera in the title role was released in August 2010. A videogame of the same name developed by Ubisoft for Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade was released the same month. I would like to note that since there are six graphic novels, it would take forever to write my own summary for every novel. So I am using the summaries from Wikipedia, which I have read over, and are very if not 100% accurate (I would know because I have read all of the graphic novels myself)

The series begins by introducing Scott Pilgrim, a 23-year-old Canadian slacker living in Toronto with his gay roommate Wallace Wells. He plays bass for a band called Sex Bob-omb, along with his friends Stephen Stills (guitar/vocals) and Kim Pine (drums). He begins dating a Chinese high-schooler named Knives Chau. Kim has a negative view on the relationship, but Scott ignores her view saying the relationship is platonic One night, Scott has a dream about a girl rollerblading who he has never met before. He later see’s her in real life handing a package to the library. She show’s up repeatedly in his dreams, and a not so accidental meeting at a party thrown by Stephen's not-so girlfriend Julie Powers, gets him to become obsessed with finding out more about her. He finds out that she is Ramona Flowers, a girl who works for and has recently come to Toronto from New York after a rumored messy break-up with someone named Gideon. Scott orders CDs on Amazon as a pretense to meet her again, and receives an email from someone named Matthew Patel warning him about an upcoming battle, but Scott pays it little heed and promptly deletes it. After another dream about Ramona, in which she is carrying his package, Scott wakes to find her at his door. She explains that she uses subspace portals as part of her job to cross long distances in seconds; one such route passes through Scott's brain, hence his dreams. Having convinced her he is not a strange person after their previous encounters, they spend the evening together and go back to her house during a heavy snowstorm, kiss, and spend the night together. The next day, Wallace informs Scott that he needs to break up with Knives if he plans to pursue a serious relationship with Ramona, but when he meets Knives later in preparation for a band gig, Scott is unable to bring himself to break up with her. He also receives a letter from Matthew, which he again disregards. At the venue, Sex Bob-omb prepares to begin their set when Matthew Patel descends upon the stage and engages Scott in a video game-style duel. He reveals himself as one of Ramona's evil ex-boyfriends, and has mystical powers that allow him to summon "demon hipster chicks." Scott defeats him in a musical battle, his final attack obliterating Matthew and leaving behind a handful of coins. On the subway home, Scott and Ramona decide to become a couple, on the proviso that Scott agree to defeat her six other evil-exes. When Scott asks if Gideon is one of them, Ramona's head glows sharply.

Vs. The World opens with a flashback to Scott Pilgrim as a transfer student to St. Joel's Catholic High School in Northern Ontario, seven years before the series begins. After getting into a short fight moments upon enrolling, Scott meets Lisa Miller who immediately befriends him. Scott and Lisa attempt to start a band, only to realize that they are missing a drummer. Meanwhile, Scott meets...
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