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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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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
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Will M.
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.
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
J.G. 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
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Nataly
No saben como amo esta historia y que te enseñe a preparar comida vegetariana fue un win. Hahahahahaa
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
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Sophie (The Uneducated Reader) Aylmore
The story was not as cohesive as the first, still fun though.
Jesse Athey
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
People loved these?
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
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Q
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
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
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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
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Adam Oster
There's something so magical about these books that I just can't seem to completely put them down. The mixture of story being told and artwork which presents itself seems to fit so perfectly while, at the same time, seem so completely opposite of each other.
In the end, the tale being told is filled with such ironic detachment that I'm not even certain what I should take seriously and what is just crazed dreams occurring within Scott's head.
In fact, the beginning of book 2 does exactly that, almo
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Mike Fiore
Still following the Canadian man who has done absolutely nothing with his life so far, two more evil exes are revealed and Scott's own ex girlfriends are looking for a fight. In order to continue dating Ramona, Scott must now battle her second evil ex boyfriend, a successful actor with some moves of his own. In an ironic turn of events, Scott's ass beating ends in his favor. Meanwhile, Ramona is attacked by a 17-year old girl named Knives Chou, Scott's most recent ex girlfriend. Living up to her ...more
Keith Moser
Fun continuation of Vol. 1 which I read last year. It has a lot more extra stuff that didn't make the movie which is nice but my major complaint is the difficulty I'm having identifying characters. Like Kim and all of her roommates (perhaps because they didn't make the film, I'm having a harder time placing them) and the flashbacks are confusing me. Not sure if I'm forgetting things from Vol. 1 or if the story just introduces small characters vaguely.

Some of the dialogue is a bit too cheesy (eve
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Carmen
Apr 28, 2015 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.
Lausº
Lets 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 whats the deal with
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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
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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
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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
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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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