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

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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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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
Sam Quixote
Sep 12, 2015 Sam Quixote rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Grrrrr, I spent the last 2 hours trying to write a musical version of this review - it was titled “Battling For Love” and I’ll include what I’ve got at the end - because it’d be appropriate as Scott’s in a band and he writes simple, terrible songs. But it’s too hard so I’ve given up! I always knew I wasn’t a songwriter but now you know too.

(It was weirdly a waltz-y tune. I think that was because I was trying to cram in too many words so it needed to be slow-ish. Also I changed the rhyming schem
Jim Ef
Jan 06, 2016 Jim Ef rated it it was amazing
Scott must face Ramona’s second evil ex-boyfriend, a movie star with crazy skills. How’s he going to win a guy which seems to be unbeatable? Also he officially ends up things with Knives, then she goes all crazy and wants to kill Ramona ( I bet you didnt see that coming ). Let me see, what else? Oh yeah, Envy calls ( Envy is Scott’s ex, the one who broke his heart) and im guessing nothing good will come out of that.
Will M.
Jun 09, 2015 Will M. rated it it was ok
The first volume was not that great to begin with, but this second one was even worse. The plot was all over the place and really absurd. I'm not sure if I'm going to continue on with the series.
Mar 12, 2011 Caris rated it liked it
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
Ariel Acupan
Sep 05, 2010 Ariel Acupan rated it it was amazing


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
Brendon Schrodinger
Jul 16, 2013 Brendon Schrodinger rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
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
Greta is Erikasbuddy
Oct 10, 2010 Greta is Erikasbuddy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
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
Sep 07, 2011 Oriana rated it it was amazing
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
J.G. Keely
Mar 21, 2016 J.G. Keely rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, reviewed
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
Mar 11, 2009 Skyler rated it really liked it
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
Nicolo Yu
Jan 27, 2014 Nicolo Yu rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
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
Feb 19, 2015 Nataly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No saben como amo esta historia y que te enseñe a preparar comida vegetariana fue un win. Hahahahahaa
Apr 20, 2013 karly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
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*

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

Jul 17, 2015 BookCupid rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic
It's the battle of the exes

Scott might not have been so sure about Ramona in the first book, but this time around, things are different. For once, he brings her home and introduces her properly to his friends. He even dumps his girlfriend Knives and goes to find Ramona's ex-boyfriend to face him like a man. But will this be enough to keep Ramona by his side?

The beginning lost me a little, as we meet Envy -- the first girl to break Scott's heart. She pops up at the end again giving us a promising
Aug 20, 2015 Oscar rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This is my first read for the BookTubeAThon. WOOT! WOOT!

This gets a 3 stars because it felt pretty rushed and disjointed. However, the art is just as fantastic and the humor just as spot on as the previous volume. I will continue on with this series, but I'm in no rush.
Sophie (The Uneducated Reader) Aylmore
The story was not as cohesive as the first, still fun though.
So the title of the film came from this book, huh...

Well, that's just fine, because this book was fantastic!!! Not just because this is Scott vs. Lucas Lee, a conceited pro-skateboarder turned actor, but because there are pieces of information here never covered in the film before. Side stories and a few glances at Scott back before. It just adds to the enjoyment of what I know.

I enjoy the art, sometimes cutesy, sometimes a contemporary, updated graphic novel appeal. All in full color...

The bon
Jesse A
Jun 09, 2015 Jesse A rated it liked it
Still pretty good series. The dialogue takes some getting used to and the art can be slightly confusing at times but still a fun story.
Andrew Louis
May 24, 2011 Andrew Louis rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novel
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Sam Quixote
Aug 14, 2012 Sam Quixote rated it really liked it
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
Mar 13, 2009 The Crimson Fucker rated it liked it
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
Mar 13, 2011 John Wiswell rated it it was ok
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
Lauren (Northern Plunder)
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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
Samuel Ch.
Sep 25, 2015 Samuel Ch. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me encanta el estilo y la moda de los personajes. Aquí Scott rompe la cuarta barrera y se le nota más "cómodo" con la situación de los exnovios. Se revela algo de su pasado que no aparece en la película, mientras que su entorno va tomando mejor forma.
Jun 18, 2015 Q rated it really liked it
This one gets an extra star because it randomly includes a recipe for vegan shepherd's pie in the middle of a chapter, and I appreciate that in a graphic novel
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
Aug 31, 2014 Sergsab rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Pingüina Fría
Apr 27, 2015 Pingüina Fría rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fantástico :D
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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 best-known for the six-volume Scott Pilgrim series (2004 to 2010). All of his Scott Pilgrim graphic novels were published by Portland, Oregon-based Oni Press. In July 2014 his graphic novel Seconds was released by Ballantine Books. He is also a songwriter and musician (as Kupek and forme ...more
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