3.01.2009

Scott Pilgrim Vol 5 : 4 of 5

After I finished the previous volumes of Scott Pilgrim, it seemed to take forever for this one to come out, but the wait was totally worth it! I still love this quirky little series, and I read this volume cover to cover on my recent flight home from Los Angeles, laughing my head off all the way. It took no time at all to get reacquainted with all the characters, and soon I was rooting for Scott to defeat the next set of Ramona's evil ex-boyfriends. There were tons of little jokes this time that really cracked me up, like Scott's gay ex-roommate Wallace's text messages, and of course Scott's battles with the twins' robots were all funny. The tequila scene with Scott, Ramona and Kim is great, but the story actually gets semi-serious when the plot turns to Ramona's secret past with Gideon, which ends up leaving this volume with a massive cliff-hanger (and I have no idea how many months I'll have to wait for the next volume!). It would have been nice to have a little more Knives Chau in the story (but she still plays an important part), but I have to say that this volume is one of the best yet, since it's totally hilarious and touching at the same time. It's amazing to me how Bryan lee O'Malley can stretch this cartoonish (yet totally artistic) style to produce something like a wordless love scene that's just as romantic and awesome as anything you could see in a movie. By the way, the metallic glowing cover on this volume is totally cool, too. Hurry up, Volume 6 - I don't know how long I can wait!

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