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Scott Pilgrim, Volume 3: Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness

(Scott Pilgrim #3)

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Ramona's third evil ex-boyfriend, Todd Ingram, is currently dating the former love of Scott Pilgrim's life! Envy Adams broke Scott's heart a year and a half ago. Now she and her evil art-rock band are back, and they're getting Scott's band to open a show two days from now! That's just enough time for Scott to fight Todd, keep Ramona happy, fend off demented ex-girlfriends, ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 24th 2006 by Oni Press (first published May 1st 2006)
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Zoë
Jul 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5/5

THE VEGAN POWERS KILLED ME. ACTUAL TEARS DOWN MY FACE. I also liked how the fight was throughout the book instead of only at the end! Now onto the fourth!
Alejandro
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Third Level!


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


Creative Team:

Creator, writer and illustrator: Bryan Lee O’Malley


PILGRIM’S PATH INTERMIXES

Look, it’s almost 3:30…

Right. It’s almost 3:30, and we’ve been here for a quarter of this book. Let’s call it a night.

In the second book, you get flashback chapters of Scott’s past life when he was still a teenager, and while you get basically the same here, there is a key difference here. In the second book, the scenes
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Sam Quixote
Oct 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Scott and his band Sex Bob-Omb square off against the more successful The Clash at Demonhead fronted by his ex, Envy Adams, and featuring the band's bass player/next Evil Ex-Boyfriend of Ramona’s, Todd. But Todd has powers - vegan powers! - and Scott’s old feels for Envy flare up again.

I didn’t love this third volume as much as the last two though I remember adoring it the first time I read it. Maybe because I remembered this volume more, it didn’t surprise me as much? But I think it was becaus
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Carlos De Eguiluz
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Estrellas, así como los demás.

No pude parar de reír con ciertas escenas. Fue ASOMBROSO.

¿Y Envy (Natalie V.) Adams? La amo.
Jeannette Nikolova
Jun 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Oh, Scott Pilgrim, always stay cool. Oh wait, I already finished all the volumes and... yes, you are always cool.

This volume picked up speed from the normal story because the big reveal about Envy finally arrived. I had been wondering about her since the first volume because all of the times she was kind of mentioned were pointing obviously to her importance.

I really enjoyed the back story in volume 3 and seeing Scott kind of functioning... once. Don't
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Ivan
Jul 13, 2016 rated it liked it
After first volume I wasn't sure do I like movie or comic better. After volume 2 I was convinced that comic was better.After volume 3 I am back to "not really sure ". Like in all book to movie and comic to movie adaptations stuff had to be cut out and sometimes that isn't a bad thing.In volume 2 I loved stuff that weren't in the movie but in volume 3 I found them a bit boring.Stuff that happen in present where good, filled with same meta humor, but whole story about how Scott and Natalie (Envy) ...more
Jedi JC Daquis
Dec 11, 2016 rated it liked it
The crazy oddities of juvenile pop-rock-gaming saga of Scott Pilgrim continues! And yes it does deliver. The Pilgrim vs. Todd fight is clearly the crown of this book, though the cleverly written conclusion of the battle is lazily written too. Clever, but lazy.

There are some issues the series (as far as volumes two are three are concerned) have. The book's flashback scenes are inserted here and there like crazy. Most of the time they are appropriate, but there are times when these flashbacks conf
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Jim
Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Join Scott in his attempt to beat Ramona’s 3rd evil ex-boyfriend Todd. Todd is vegan and being a vegan apparently gives him superpowers!! ( So eat your vegetables kids ) Todd is also a jerk, not because he’s a vegan that comes naturally. Envy is Scott's ex and Ramona is Todd's ex, now Envy is with Todd and Ramona is with Scott...aahhh things are messed up

It's another great volume with humor,romance and action... and Scott finally gets a haircut
Ella
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two words; Vegan powers.
Nicolo Yu
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
My reread of Scott Pilgrim reaches to volume three which is in my opinion a high mark in the series.

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
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Caroline
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read this really quickly while trying to decide what to read next. I really liked the story in this one. There were new characters and the backstories were really effortlessly worked into the main story. It all flowed really well. I love the art style, I think Bryan Lee O'Malley is super super clever and I'll read the rest of this series soon :)
Michael Finocchiaro
I have to admit that I am losing interest in this comic and the situations seem a bit repetitive. Perhaps it is betraying my age or the mores of my generation, but I found myself skimming the text and just enjoying the artwork.
Lauren
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More kick-ass shenanigans from Scott Pilgrim & co.

Review to come
Brendon Schrodinger
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
I think I found this volume the most awkward of the series. Suddenly we are introduced to the character of Envy, an ex girlfriend of Scott's who has since made it semi-big in some kind of music scene. And on every page it gets pointed out that she is a total bitch. Just in case we forgot from the last page.
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
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Greta is Erikasbuddy
Oct 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
LOLZ!! Ok... checks it!! This isn't written by the author but he has a special sectiop in the back of this issue where his friends contributed scenes... and this REALLY helped me understand Canadians.

Ramona (American) - How come Canada has the queen on its money
Scott (Canadian) - Shh! Do you think it's easy being Britain's plaything?

Ramona: 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

Scott:
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Nicholas Karpuk
Sep 16, 2009 rated it liked it
Ever feel like a book is a little too specific to your interests? Scott Pilgrim's life is all music and old-school video games. I get the references consistently, and they're references I'm not used to seeing in stories.

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
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BookCupid
Aug 31, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic
Another one bites the dust

You can't date Ramona unless you agree to take on every ex-boyfriend she has ever had. Scott might not be a typical violent guy, but he can hold his own battles. This was a no-brainer for him. But what about Scott exes? Would Ramona fight for him as well?

Although, I don't agree with the whole love fights -- the Scott Pilgrim series is written as a video game. The books are humorous, and filled with music bands subplots, giving them an extra touch of creativity. It was
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Camilla
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comic-books, fiction

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

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Anthony
Oct 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: oni-press
Oh Scott. You can just not get over Envy.
Nicolo Yu
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comixology
The title to the third volume of Scott Pilgrim's adventures is definitely cribbed from a Smashing Pumpkins album. The name is apt, as it describes a period a period in Scott's life where he lost his greatest love and whose voice is enough to turn him into a quivering incoherent mess.

This volume is about Envy, as much as it is for Scott. The second volume hyped Envy as much as it could, so the author had to deliver on that promise and it did. This series continues to deliver full marks; so from t
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Manisha
To recap: unlikeble characters doing jerk-like things, but it doesn’t matter, because the story is crazy and the humour is VEGAN AWESOME!
Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {merry wanderer of the night}
"Wh... What is that?"
"What?"
"That glowy thing by the door."
"What are you talking about?"
"That, uh, thing."
"I think it's a save point."


Lazily picking up where Sex Bob-omb's story left off, Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers and company stand face to to face with Ramona's third evil ex...
And one of Scott's.



Envy Adams, Scott's bandmate and girlfriend from university who broke his heart, has resurfaced, this time in the form of an alt rock band, playing alongside Todd, Ramona's ex with SuperVegan powers.
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Vanessa
Sep 01, 2011 rated it liked it
Being the continuing saga of Canadian twenty-something slacker Scott Pilgrim, his friends and band mates, and his new girlfriend Ramona Flowers who has seven evil ex-boyfriends that Scott must fight to win her hand. Or, I dunno. Something like that.

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
Sam Quixote
Aug 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Big stuff goes down in this book – Scott gets a haircut and eats out at a fancy Japanese restaurant! Oh and he battles Evil Ex-Boyfriend #3 who has psychic Vegan powers, his current girlfriend Ramona battles his ex, Envy, lead singer of a popular rock band, and Scott starts speaking like a real person (but only for a few scenes).

The stuff about how veganism gives you super powers was really funny and Bryan Lee O’Malley reaches new levels of fantasy by drawing a scene mentioned in “It’s a Wonder
...more
Skyler
Mar 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Much better than book 2, IMHO, flowing more smoothly along the story, while still diving into various characters' lives. Really excellent use of the artwork to convey intensity and emotion. Certain scenes take on a gravity of their own, simply by using a variety of contrasts; things I didn't realize you could do with black and white in a comic. While I got completely lost about who had dated whom by the end, the very last page of the book is a relational diagram of the characters. Very awesome, ...more
Mohammed Al-Thani
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
AMAZING!!!. This was such a great graphic novel. I loved it even more then the second volume. The reason why I gave this a 4 star and was close to a 5 star is because it was kind of confusing seeing who dated which and what happened in the past. But overall this was such an AWESOME and KICKASS Graphic novel.
Jenny
Feb 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Με κούρασε λίγο σε σύγκριση με τα προηγούμενα,αλλά και πάλι το διασκέδασα!
Caleb Roehrig
THE STARK EXISTENTIAL HORROR OF HONEST ED'S!!! I stan.
Brendan
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Volume 3 is finally complete and only 4 evil boyfriends left for Scott to defeat. This series is one of the best out there, carefully constructed and each panel is here for a reason. I'm not normally a huge fan of this artwork but over the volumes it has grown on me. What was originally a fun and out there story has grown into something much more, each of the characters have been developed carefully, something the movie couldn't handle it the one film. O'Malley is one of the best movies of the m ...more
Sarah
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The vegan police😂😂 they killed me i loved them!
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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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