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Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World (Scott Pilgrim #2)

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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23  ·  rating details  ·  27,554 ratings  ·  826 reviews
Does Scott and Ramona's burgeoning relationship have a future? Isn't Scott still supposedly dating Knives Chau? Who is Ramona's second evil ex-boyfriend, and why is he in Toronto? Who are The Clash At Demonhead, and what kind of bizarre art-punky music do they play? Who's their hot girl keyboardist, and what is Scott's relation to her? Why are they Knives Chau's new favour...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published June 15th 2005 by Oni Press (first published January 1st 2004)
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Manny
Our son David dragged us to see the movie on Saturday. Elisabeth slumbered fitfully, waking up occasionally to see if it was getting any better and generally deciding it wasn't. I thought it was interesting at an abstract level, and I found several scenes funny or sexy, but I had to admit that I couldn't really appreciate it. I also felt rather sleepy at times. David looked both superior and a little embarrassed. "Well, it's really a movie for my generation," he admitted.

The startling realisatio...more
Ariel Acupan
TWO WORDS:

GIRL FIGHT!

I have to calm myself first to try to at least give Scott Pilgrim vs. The World a bit decent review.

The story of Scott Pilgrim was a little bit mushy and stupid sometimes but what got me hooked to this graphic novel is the FIGHTS!. Frames and illustrations are ok. The story, more catchy and a big cliffhanger at the end.

I would not go back as far as to tell you what happend on the first book and as Scott puts it, read the book sometimes, hehehehe. But to this second install...more
Caris
Fuck Ulysses.

So this second volume wasn’t quite as good as the first. The narrative seemed a little disjointed and I had some trouble following the little subplots.

I also had some difficulty telling the characters apart. Was that Knives? Kim? Ramona? Stacy? Wait, who the fuck is Sarah? I have a feeling that this is going to be an issue for me. I’m not enamored by line drawings, so I don’t pay that much attention to them. I use them as a replacement for dialogue attributions. That’s hard to do w...more
Greta is Erikasbuddy
I'm giving this 5 stars because.... well, I think I figured out how to rate comic books.

Review from a mother of a 13 year old:

Mothers across the world.... I feel it is ok to let your kids (13 and up) read Scott Pilgrim.

* There are only 2 cuss words in this book which will make your kid squeal in delight but will also make them want to read more (which is our secret maser mind plan. Let them feel like they are reading something naughty but in return they keep reading in hopes that they will see...more
oriana
OMG how fun are these books? So ridiculously fun. Scott is such a silly dork, such a (mostly) lovable idiot. Obvs there's a lot more characterization here than in the films; Knives' fight with Ramona is awesome, everyone's silly insults and awful comebacks are hilarious, I love love love Wallace Wells so fucking fierce. There's even a recipe for vegan shepherd's pie! Plus you can read the whole book while you're waiting for your laundry to finish, thus letting you forget that you're in a hot, cr...more
Brendon Schrodinger
The name of this review should be "Scott Pilgrim Continues to be a Dick".

Ugh, why can't he just break up properly with his 17 year old girlfriend? What a douche.

The redeeming features are some of the other characters such as Ramona. The motivation to keep going with these novels is that hopefully the last novel starts with Ramona waking up to herself, dumping his ass followed by scenes of his decline into drug addiction and death by overdose. Too mean?

Ok the fighting her ex boyfriends in each bo...more
Keely
Well, this is certainly a quick read. If I'd read a two hundred and thirty pages of Hellboy or Blueberry, I could have tackled four or five full story arcs by now, but with Scott Pilgrim, I feel like I'm still waiting for the story to kick in. It's very soap opera: who is dating who, who used to date who, which would be more intriguing if I were interested in the characters, but they've stayed pretty flat.

In my review of the first book, I mentioned how self-absorbed and dull all the characters a...more
karly
The Clash at Demon Head is so freaking amazing when I first read them I had goosebumps and I can feel the music all around me and omfg hold me.

And Scott's ex--Envy is super hot. And *drum roll please*
THERE'S A GIRL FIGHT IN THIS BOOK!!

The way they fought and Scott's reactions hahaha..

Nicolo Yu
Now on the second volume of my Scott Pilgrim reread.

The second chapter is still good but I'm reminded that Scott spent a lot of time here feeling the gut punch of an ex-girlfriend calling on phone. It is as bad as it sounds, as it rendered our hero into a fetal position barely able to make audible sound. Scott didn't even get to punch the second ex Ramona boyfriend.

It makes it up though in the final canto of this volume. The trio receiving a few revelations was a hoot. Knives dumbstruck at the f...more
Son of Sam Quixote
Ah Scott Pilgrim, what a cute, funny, numinously readable little comic you are! Scott's new girlfriend Ramona Flowers has a string of Evil Ex-Boyfriends which Scott must battle if he is to have a relationship with her. Following his first battle in the first book, he has a second battle in the second book (I foresee a third boyfriend battle in book 3 and so on), and the battle plays out like superhero Manga fighters rather than hipster twentysomethings in Canada dossing about which is the rest o...more
The Crimson Fucker
Ok, when I got to B&N today I showed Mr. Greg a piece of paper with the name of this book on it… he checked on the computer and told me that they didn’t have the first volume… and I said that I don’t give a fuck is freaking manga those thingies ain’t books… so anyway he got me this, now I’ve been wanting to read this since ‘Tambito told me there was this huge fight scene with one of the chick’s super evil ex boyfriends… who happened to be a vegan! AND I FUCKING HATE VEGANS! So there was read...more
John Wiswell
I gave it two volumes and I've failed to get into it. The art has improved a little since the first volume, with deliberately different hair styles and more usage of upper torsos on-panel so clothing can help distinguish the characters. But that art is still conveying flat humor (he doesn't like doing push-ups - har) and an indulgently long story about a guy fighting his new girlfriend's exes. Two volumes in, I have no idea why he has to fight them. Are they going to come after him relentlessly...more
Skyler
Not quite as charming as the first book, this one seems to go in circles--and never really find its way out. Another satisfyingly quick read, this book can polished off in one session, almost moreso than the first because the author allows a lot more room for imagery and artistic expression through visuals.

We learn some more about Knives (Scott's teen-age girlfriend), Kim (Scott's band-mate) and a LOT more about Scott's history, which is kind of fun. Also kind of confusing, because they add at l...more
Mith
Bit of a let down. I really wish this series was in colour, I couldn't even tell that Ramona's hair was double-shaded! I also wish the drawing was a teensy bit better, at least I would be able to tell the characters apart that way! (I honestly can't tell the difference between "young" Neil and Scott)

Speaking of Ramona, what is up with that girl? WHO is she? We know nothing about her and somehow are expected to believe that she's amazing enough for Scott to fall in love with. And WHAT is the deal...more
Carmen
Jul 25, 2014 Carmen rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone
I don't even like graphic novels, but these are amazing. They make me happy for some reason.
Sergsab
El pasado empieza a volverse denso a la primera de cambio. No acaba uno el instituto sin un par de malos recuerdos, uno giro inesperado y un corazón destrozado que sana justo al acabar el verano. Todos los personajes de O'Malley empiezan a tener cosas que contar. Todos tienen un ex que quieren ocultar bajo la alfombra. Y basta una llamada telefónica para saber que uno sólo puede estar bien con un número elocuente de órdenes de alejamiento.

Porque sabíamos que Ramona ha tenido un pasado sentiment...more
Lausº
Let´s recap this, Scott Pilgrim is not an epic hero, lacks of any special skill (except he is the best fighter in his province), super-power or even bravery... Scott Pilgrim is not rich, let’s face it, he doesn’t have enough money to buy a bed... Scott Pilgrim is not very intelligent; in fact he is not smart at all... Scott Pilgrim is not very talented, he is a bass player in a not vary famous band in Canada, and has any other talent, he doesn’t even can draw a decent sheep.

So what´s the deal wi...more
Annie
You know Scott is going to get into big trouble when he's dating two girls at once...

Scott is still dating his girlfriends, Ramona and Knives, and can't seem to choose either one. And of course, there's always Ramona's ex-boyfriends that may pop up out of nowhere to fight him... What will Scott do when Ramona and Knives meet for the first time and get into a big fight?

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, so I was excited to read the second. Overall, the second was good, yet I found it...more
Michelle. D.
So this is a review for the entire series.
it was amazzzzing by the way.

The characters were so unique and interacted with each other soooo well and it was just awesome!!!
Scott- Funny as hell.
Ramona- Cool as hell.
Knives- Obsessed as hell.
Stephen Stills- Laid back as hell.
Kim- Awesome as hell.
Stacey- Normal as hell.
Wallace- Amazing as hell.
Young Neil- Cute as hell.
Gideon- Annoying as hell.
Natalie(aka Envy)- Retarded as hell.
Lisa- Random as hell.
Julie- Mean as hell.
Mathew Petal- Amusing as hell.
Luca...more
Justin
The Scott Pilgrim series continues in this volume, which I think can be confusing to those new to the series; while the movie takes its name from this book, we're still barely getting into the overall story by this point. This book has all the humor and charm of the first volume, but contains a shift in narrative style that makes it unique. If the reader can come to terms with the languid slacker motif and gimmicky video game shoutouts, they will find a fun and readable story underneath.

This boo...more
Federiken Masters
Jan 18, 2011 Federiken Masters rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Los mismos a los que les haya gustado el #1
Recommended to Federiken by: Los mismos que el #1.
Siguen las inseguridades y los delirios de Scott y la diversión continúa en aumento. Si bien la premisa inicial se ve levemente alterada, el desarrollo de la historia y cómo va mejorando O'Maley en el uso de los recursos narrativos compensa con creces que la "pelea" contra el segundo ex novio malvado pase casi desapercibida. Supongo que esperaré al tercer tomo argentino para continuar la lectura, salvo que milagrosamente me presten otro en inglés. En cuanto a la edición local, tengo exactamente...more
Raj
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Sofia
Published on my book blog.

The second installment of the Scott Pilgrim's series continues to explore his burgeoning relationship with Ramona Flowers (and, consequently, the fights with her evil ex-boyfriends) and his withering one with Knives Chau (who seems to develop an unhealthy obsession for anything Scott).

I actually enjoyed this one more. I'm not sure if it was because it's a bit more different from the movie than the first volume, or simply because the story picked up pace. It was still qu...more
Ana Mardoll
Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 2 / 9781932664126

I first came to the Scott Pilgrim graphic novels after being introduced to the concept by the delightful movie, "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World". Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 2 provides some much needed backstory on the characters, as well as some more in-depth characterization of the love triangle between Scott, Ramona, and Knives.

Scott Pilgrim, Vol. 2 opens with a flashback of Scott and Kim in high school and how -- as Scott remembers it -- they met and fell for each...more
MacK
Having been stunned by the first Scott Pilgrim book I raced up the stairs at the Minneapolis Public Library in order to obtain the second one, and though I had promised myself that I would work for a little while before reading, I dove in after pulling the pulpy pages from the shelf.

I was immediately struck by how, though the style and artistry in the first book remained, the second book was very much its own. Suddenly there was a flashback and a revelation about the main character and a heretof...more
Saniya(Will Herondale is mine)
It wasn't as good as the first book/volume.
And I tend to have the EXACT same problems with this book as with a reviewer, Caris and he explained it just perfectly.

"The narrative seemed a little disjointed and I had some trouble following the little subplots. I also had some difficulty telling the characters apart. Was that Knives? Kim? Ramona? Stacy? Wait, who the fuck is Sarah? I have a feeling that this is going to be an issue for me. I’m not enamored by line drawings, so I don’t pay that much...more
Lauren (Northern Plunder)
This review was first posted on Northern Plunder, if you want to see more reviews please click here.

This book follows Scott as his relationship with Ramona becomes a little more solid, he realises he'll have to face his ex at some point soon and the leading up too and "training" to fight Ramona's evil ex-boyfriend #2. I can finally see what the fuss is about, I definitely preferred this book seeing as though it had less similarities with the movie which allowed me to enjoy reading it more. My fa...more
Deepti
Hmm, I'm giving this book more stars because this one really brought out the back-stories of the characters and made Scott's life more believable somehow. Also I'm beginning to really like Scott... He's turning out to be quite an endearing little fellow as compared to Book #1 where I just thought he was stupid for dumping his highschool girlfriend and running after someone else. Ramona also seems more likeable here. The subtle humour that Scott's friends employ to kid him out of things (Wallace...more
Kathleen
Scott Pilgrim is not really a person I would want to be friends with. He isn't a Ranma--he's definitely not a Tamahome--who wins every fight by the power of his own awesome. Yes, I picked Ranma and Tamahome as classic examples of the way that all anime characters have flaws. Like Ranma, Scott Pilgrim is often clueless. Like Tamahome, he doesn't really follow bushido and fight for honor or all that jazz. However, Scott Pilgrim isn't just limited to those flaws. In addition to being a lazy freeloa...more
Leah
Rating: 3.5 of 5

Another fun read. My response to Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World is pretty much the same as to Scott Pilgrim #1. The biggest difference being this one features one of my favorite scenes...

Scott: "Garlic bread is my favourite food. I could honestly eat it for every meal, or just all the time without even stopping."

Ramona: "You'd get fat."

Scott: "Bread makes you fat??"

I look forward to reading #3.
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Bryan Lee O'Malley is a Canadian cartoonist. His first original graphic novel was Lost at Sea (2003), and he is currently working on (and best-known for) the six-volume Scott Pilgrim series (2004 to present). All of his graphic novels thus far have been published by Portland, Oregon-based Oni Press. He is also a songwriter and musician (as Kupek and formerly in several short-lived Toronto bands).
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