Scott Pilgrim contra el universo (Scott Pilgrim, #5)
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Scott Pilgrim contra el universo (Scott Pilgrim #5)

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La quinta entrega de la serie protagonizada por el holgazán más carismático de Canadá.
Scott Pilgrim encabeza el ránking de puntos de su particular videojuego vital: acaba de cumplir los 24, se ha ido a vivir con la chica de sus sueños y ha derrotado, al menos, a la mitad de la Liga de los Malvados Ex Novios de Ramona. Pero vivir en la cresta de la ola tiene sus trampas, y...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by DeBols!llo (first published February 17th 2009)
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Ramona, oh Ramona..

J Frederick
Scott Pilgrim continues to capture my roughly defined subculture (at least as we [in my case, a post college graduate still living in his college town and working part time jobs, occasionally playing old NES and SNES games, and somewhat often attending local shows:] stood or stand in our early to mid twenties. I'd like to think I've already somewhat moved out of the scene which Scott Pilgrim seeks to describe) better than any other work of art in any medium. In this particular volume, Scott cont...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.
not sure why I didn't get this on my first read but...

Vol. 4 okay, is a retread of all the moves of the series so far, the ex battle, the game elements, the girl from Scott's past, Scott being clueless & dumb. Amplified, played for laughs sure, but the moves are old, tired and you've seen 'em before. There's a cursory feint towards Scott growing up, getting his shit together which gives it an illusion of change, but really, Vol. 4 is the same ol' Scott Pilgrim, the one you know and love. And...more
Another hilarious book from Brian Lee O'Malley! I love the world he creates for the characters. I also love that he leaves no stone unturned. He'll bring back some things from the first couple of books, and it fits so well with the storyline. It's sheer perfection. I love how even though a little faith goes a long way in Scott's fights, he is still so insecure about his relationship with Ramona. There are a lot of really funny scenes. Most of them incorporate what's being drawn around characters...more
These books man. Sometimes it's like reading about my friends. Here we are, 24 or so, dead broke, trying to make a go of it, hurting each other every time we turn around. My favourite part in this book is when Kim gets on a train:
Scott: Sorry about... everything.
Kim:Not your fault.
Scott: *thinks really hard for a couple of panels* I'm sorry about me.
Kim: Apology accepted.

The moments of realizations, the coming to terms with ourselves as bad people, and then taking those steps and saying the hard...more
Greta is Erikasbuddy
By far this is one of the best!!

The pictures were fab and I freaking LOVE all the pannels with the cat in it!!

- A Review from a mother of a 13 year old boy -

* Not really a ton of crude language in this one. I was shocked that the word Asshat was used. I mean... This was written by a dude... I actaully had to explain to my hubz what an asshat was, a couple of months ago. He then told me that dudes don't say that word. Maybe he just didn't get the memo.

* There are 3 pannels of shadow nookie but th...more
I think what annoys me about the sort of music fandom depicted by the Scott Pilgrim characters is not simply that they value music solely because of their emotional reactions to it, but they act as if this somehow makes them special, as if their emotional connection to the music were somehow more valid than the average jugglette's.

Then there's the obsession with the rarity of music: collecting unknown bands and staking claim, which is a symptom of the fact that most trendy people don't recognize...more
Jul 25, 2014 Carmen rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
I don't even like graphic novels, but these are amazing. They make me happy for some reason.
Nicola Mansfield
Reason for Reading: Next in the series.

This was the worst book in the series for me. It's Scott's 24th birthday and he has matured a bit like I wanted him to over the course of these books. At least he's no longer using girls and being a major jerk, though he is still a jerk. Ramona's behaviour is suddenly all out of character and she appears to just disappear. o..kay?... Anyone doing the math is not surprised to know that this book's boyfriend will have to be twins, otherwise how do we get 7 ev...more
This volume is similar to Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness, in that it breaks the formula to slow things down a bit and get all introspective. It’s exactly what the series needed at this point, but just as with the third volume, I found myself scrabbling for purchase a bit before hopping on board.

The ongoing war against the evil exes is almost an afterthought, this time around. That battle goes on in the background and is resolved quietly and without much fanfare. Meanwhile, the bulk of th...more
Posted on my book blog.

Knowing this was the second to last volume of the Scott Pilgrim series, I was expecting this to be the book in which everything sort of goes wrong in preparation to the redemption at the end of the series. Well, I was right. This one is much grimmer than the others, and consequently isn't as fun to read.

It feels like every character has gone downhill for this one. With the exception of Scott, who despite all his failings, actually manages to mature somewhat, and Kim, who s...more
As has been said before by other reviewers: this volume of the Scott Pilgrim adventures is Scott Pilgrim gone dark, darker than dark, opaque, black, bleak, desolate. Few things capture that better than Scott's final dream, in which he crawls over desert to complain to a cactus about his lonliness...only to end up spooning his friend Stephen Stills.

Unlike others, I still saw humor here, not as much as in other volumes, but good hearty amusement. The artistry of sliding doors, the jaded confusion...more
First of all, why does it take O'Malley A YEAR to write a book that it takes me TWENTY MINUTES to read?! Cripes, it went so fast that I barely even noticed it, despite like a year of anticipation.

This installment of Scott Pilgrim reads like this series' "Empire Strikes Back." It's the one that's really plot heavy where everything goes to shit to hopefully build up to a giant, spectacular climax with lots of Ewoks. (Okay, I don't know if there will actually be Ewoks in SP6, but it would be awesom...more
I read this this morning in one sitting. Volume 5 of Scott Pilgrim finds Scott getting "old" (24), and reaching awkwardly adult moments with his bandmates, his girlfriend, and her league of evil ex-boyfriends that he has to fight to win her heart. In short, it's just another Scott Pilgrim book :o)

The further I get into this series, the more I realize that Kim Pine is my favourite character in the series. She's snarky when she needs to be, emotionally mature when others require it of her, and hop...more
Nicolo Yu
The penultimate volume of Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim ends on a sad note. Scott will undoubtedly sink to his nadir in the next volume. He's all alone now, his oldest friend, Kim has just left him, and so does Ramona, crawling back to Gideon it seems. But it will be Kim whose loss will hit him the hardest. His greatest fear is realized.
Chanel Earl
If this book had a face, I would punch it's face in the face.
Brendon Schrodinger
Ramona has twin ex boyfriends? Get out really. What other chauvanistic sexual fetishes can you put on this poor girl?

So now the parasite known as Scott Pilgrim has Ramona for a host. His band is splitting up and he just can't catch a break. Aw.

His stalker high school ex girlfriend fights Ramona in a girls bathroom. Are you sure O'Malley isn't 17 years old?

And the end reveals that Ramona has left Scott (YAY) to go back to her ex, Gideon, to set up the final book.

For some reason I didn't enjoy this one as much, maybe because it seemed like less was actually going on. Though, it will definitely be interesting to see how this all works out in the final volume. I'll probably do more of an overall review for the series on volume six once I've completed it.
So this book kind of sucks for Scott. It’s where Brian Lee O’Malley proves he’s an asshole. I think he’s trying to make Scott kill himself.

It’s a waste of time, of course, as Scott isn’t self-aware enough to kill himself.

Take that, Brian Lee O’Malley. You fuckstick.
The X-Men shout-outs were my single favorite thing. One of the convoluted scenarios Scott babbles is pretty much where I started reading X-Men regularly, back when I was, I don't know...10?

(Update: reread July 2010)
Dean Tsang
This is quickly becoming "Scott Pilgrim vs The Increasing Disequilibrium in Dean's Rating System on Goodreads." Because I just read another fantastic volume, and now I feel like I'm giving too many five stars in general.

I think that the twins didn't receive any development at all. The only discernible fact about them is that they're twins with duo-attacks, and that they happen to build cool robots. Yes, there is a lot going on at this point, but some focus could still have been given on the twin...more
I realise that, having seen the film first, i will probably compare the book to the film. And i'll probably note on things that didn't appear on things that didn't appear in the film or were edited (heavily) because you can't really make one normal-length film of six comics. So yes, a lot of the things in this book weren't featured in the film at all. But I like how the film portrayed the twins, which I think was a better, or at least a cooler way, than the comic did - in which they turn up with...more
Growing up, choices in women, this book seems to hit on the themes one's twenties in a lighthearted way.
seemed kind of short, but in some ways I think this one might be my favorite so far.

guys are jerks.
Pretty sure this is the Empire Strikes Back of the series. I really loved it.
The best part about this volume was Ramona leaving.
Pretty fun stuff as Scott, our young slacker hero, tries to hold onto a relationship that's running on the rocks. He's good at the grand gestures--fighting evil bosses to prove his love in this half-video game world--but he's scattershot at everything else: remembering his keys, holding a job or just generally acting like an adult.

The book is at its best when it's being funny, and there are a lot of good laugh lines here, generally rooted in Scott's carelessness, which seems to be wearing on eve...more
It's difficult to explain why the Scott Pilgrim books are so good. They encompass so many interesting, unique qualities that blend together into a tapestry of epic epic-ness.

Here are a few ideas:

1. Scott Pilgrim exists in a world where the mechanics, ethos, and aura of video games (random fights with random robots, enemies exploding into heaps of coins - which may or may not be enough to cover bus fare - and other loot, etc.) are as common as breathing. And seriously, how can you dislike a guy w...more
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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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