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Scott Pilgrim, Volume 2: 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 is The Clash At Demonhead Knives ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published June 15th 2005 by Oni Press
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Alejandro
Sep 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Second Level!


This is the second book (in a series of six) of “Scott Pilgrim” saga.


Creative Team:

Creator, writer and illustrator: Bryan Lee O’Malley (boy, he doesn’t share, ain’t he?)


PILGRIM’S PATH GOES BACK AND FORTH

My name is Knives Chau, and I’m a Scottaholic!!

My name is Alejandro Sáenz, and I’m a Ramonaholic. (Whew. Glad I got that off my chest (and yes, I’ve eaten fish and I have no shame about it!), but you must figured it out due the review of the first book)

The plot thickens…

…in thi
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Zoë
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
There were a couple of confusing parts, but overall this was still so well done and hilarious. I'm going to immediately dive into the next installment!
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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Sam Quixote
Sep 12, 2015 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
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Michael Finocchiaro
The second episode in the Scott Pilgrim series was less fun than the first one. Some of the characters look too similar and I have a hard time telling them apart. The text is minuscule sometimes and my old fart eyes have a hard time reading it. The storyline is pretty basic. I did like the fight between Ramona and Knives (she is a badass!) but wish he has made her 18 instead of 17 because it feels too much like statutory rape should Scott ever go all the way (unless one of my Canuck readers can ...more
Calista
I thought this was better than the first book. I enjoyed this one. They even took a trip to the library in this one. It was the scene of an epic fight. I thought Scott was supposed to fight 7 evil ex-boyfriends and he didn't fight one in this one, but his girlfriend fought an ex-girlfriend.

There are lots of unexpected and quicky things happening here. It is full of surprises. I thought the characters were better in this one too. I like Ramona as a character. She is awesome. Scott was much better
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Will M.
Jun 09, 2015 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.
Jeannette Nikolova
Jun 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Day 4 of the 7 consecutive days of comic book reviews on the WondrousBooks blog.

I love these books. It has taken a really long time to return to the next volume of Scott Pilgrim's adventures, but it has totally been worth it.

There is one thing I adore about the entire story: it is insane.

And they do not care. Weird things keep happening in this otherwise normal world, sometimes there are superpowers, sometimes it looks like a computer game, sometimes completely insane stuff happen and nobody bat
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destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
The Scott Pilgrim books are cute, but this is one of those almost nonexistent situations where I prefer the film adaptation. (Don't throw bricks at me!)
Jim
Jan 05, 2016 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.
Brendon Schrodinger
Jul 15, 2013 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
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Greta is Erikasbuddy
Oct 10, 2010 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
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J.G. Keely
Aug 01, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed, comics
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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Lauren
Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Ariel Acupan
May 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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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Manisha
I just don’t understand how Scott keeps getting the girl. How...?

The second installment gives us a little bit of the backstory regarding Scott and Kim, as well as Scott and Envy.

He really is useless. *instert dramatic sigh here*
Celia
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
WALLACE!WALLACE!WALLACE!
Oriana
Sep 07, 2011 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
Jedi JC Daquis
Dec 09, 2016 rated it liked it
Volume 2, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (the movie by the way is not just based on this book) has some dialogue which takes time to get used to and disjointed panels. Other than that, this is an enjoyable read!

The main plot of defeating Ramona's seven evil ex-boyfriends still gets me going with reading the series and I actually am excited who Scott Pilgrim will battle next. His fight with Lucas Lee (or Luke Wilson, haha) was a bit underwhelming but it was funny and smart.

In this book we also get a
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Nicolo Yu
Jan 26, 2014 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
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Nicolo Yu
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comixology
I've read Precious Little Life recently, and I wanted to revisit the best Scott Pilgrim moments. I figured that the best ones were in the first half of the series. It's been a while since I've read all six books, and since I read a lot, information creep might have set in, but I do know I wanted to see Scott mee Envy Adams again after their breakup, and I figure I might as well get volume to complete the trilogy.

I originally read the series in black and white, as well as my recent re-read of vol
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BookCupid
Jul 17, 2015 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
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Skyler
Mar 11, 2009 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
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Cal
Apr 20, 2013 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*
THERE'S A GIRL FIGHT IN THIS BOOK!!

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

Oscar
Feb 17, 2015 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.
Shannon
Nov 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
Am I missing something? Aren't these supposed to be funny?
John Wiswell
Oct 17, 2010 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
Sam Quixote
Aug 14, 2012 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
Aurora
Feb 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
3,5 stars
I liked the first book a little bit more but this was quick and funny too. I'm pretty sure that I will read all the books of this series but I'm taking a break from it. I will try to pick the next book in the next months.
Olivera
Aug 02, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: illustrated, 2015
Meh.
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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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