Scott Pilgrim & the Infinite Sadness (Scott Pilgrim #3)
Bryan Lee O'Malley flexed a lot of different muscles in creating this volume. It has at least two main arcs but I'm highlighting two: the first one was Scott Pilgrim's current battle with evil ex number three Todd Ingram; and the second story was a series of flashback that shows Scott and Envy Adams' love story and breakup that lead to the eponymous Infinite Sadness. If one would notice, O'Malley...more
Ramona (American) - How come Canada has the queen on its money
Scott (Canadian) - Shh! Do you think it's easy being Britain's plaything?
Scott: We do what that old lady wants. She says "jump" and we say "how high" and "should we smile wider?"
Ramona: This is so much crap, Scott
O'Malley's storytelling style is perplexing in many regards. About 80% of the time it's a slice-of-life view of a Canadian loser in a band who's barely keeping things together in any aspect of his life.
The weirdness comes with the remaining 20%, where he engages in anime-style pa...more
One is led to believe that Scott is off the hook with this challenge, but then Gideon, Ramona’s most recent (and the most evil) ex-boyfriend, serves Scott with marching orders. The final battle will be epic.
I have full-faith that Scott Pilgrim will defeat Gide...more
At the end of the last volume, Ramona reveals that her next evil ex is Todd Ingram, who just happens to be the...more
I was willing to accept it as a fantasy world, where Ramona can cross through dreams, and her evil ex-boyfriends, once defeated, turn into coins. Throwing in a save point, though, made it start to seem rather surreal. Am I to believe it's a fantasy world? A game parody? A.. a.. a story where they're all living _in_ a game?
But that's not really the part that con...more
In this volume, Scott encounters his old girlfriend Envy whom he is still obsessing over a year and a half after their epic break-up that may or may not have involved his getting a bad haircut. She's in town with her madly successful-and evil-alt roc...more
The thing I enjoy most about these graphic novels is that the characters seem so fully developed. Even those that barely garner a few pages of actual space in the novel (Lucas Lee, Wallace, that guy that knows *everybody* (including you)) feel like real, flesh and blood people. They have real quirks and complexities, and make me want to know more about them.
Envy’s back in town toting a vegan boyfriend named Todd who also plays in her fabulously successful band, Clash at the Demonhead. She’s asked Sex Bob-omb, Scott’s band, to open for one of their shows.
A lot of this volume is spent in flashback, detailing how Envy and Scott met — their c...more
I feel like this was nearly exactly the same as the first two. The art is decent, the jokes are good, but the story isn't really going anywhere in this one. We learn a little about Scott's past and Ramona's is hinted at, but other than that there's no character development.
The way it started off, I wondered if I had accidentally picked up Volume Four and missed something, but soon the plot got moving. The characters are hard to tell apart, especially from far away, but they're cutely drawn in a...more
Oh and conveniently Envy is connected to one of Ramona's ex boyfriends. Small world.
Scott get's a haircut.
So yeah. No change in my opinion of this series at all. This is the volume I enjoyed t...more
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"Todd's a vegan."
"No kidding! I mean, anyone can become a vegan if they work at it, right?"
"Um, no. Ovo-lacto vegetarian, maybe."
"Uh, why not?"
"Most people just can't take it. It's a fact of science. The main thing to know is that I'm better than most people."
"Graduated top of his class from vegan academy and everything."
"How does not eating dairy products give you psychic powers, anyway?"
"You know how you only use 10 percent of your brain? Well, it's because the other 90 percent i...more
I can understand why some people don't like Scott from the first 2 books, but that's his hole deal. He's a Ladies Man, and kind of dumb. And if you didn't liked him before, here there are some redeeming qualities to his character showing t...more
Also, the constant flashbacks were annoying.
I was waiting to read the bass battle that was in the movie but it wasn't in the book! But the books are different from the movie as always i guess. Still GREAT book =D
This is the first volume that is different enough from the movie that I can read most of it without seeing the film in my head. the movie was great, but it just couldn't contain the complexity of the second half of this story (which I guess wasn't really even written when they started writing the script). Any who, I REALLY enjoy the complexity of Scott and Envy's past relationship and how you get to see their relationship drif...more
Not a lot happens in this volume and I can't say I was all that entertained this time around. A lot of the book is spent with Scott's friends hanging out with Envy's band and all the uncomfortable angst that brings about since Scott used to date Envy, Scott is now dating Ramona, Envy is talking trash to Ramona, Knives would like to kill Envy, Envy is dating Todd. Todd used to date Ramona. And Neil would like his date with Knives to work out tonight. During...more
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