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Scott Pilgrim the Complete Series

(Scott Pilgrim #1-6)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  6,420 ratings  ·  305 reviews
Scott Pilgrim is in love, but there are complications. Having to battle his new girlfriend's evil exes was nothing he planned on, but love makes you do funny things. Follow his story in the complete Scott Pilgrim saga in this Scott Pilgrim set. This set contains all six graphic novels in one handy shrink-wrapped pack.
Paperback, 1208 pages
Published August 13th 2010 by Oni Press (first published January 5th 2010)
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J.G. Keely
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, reviewed
You know that thing, where you find this great webcomic and spend half an hour clicking through it backwards, seeing whether it only had a few good strips, or whether its actually solid throughout, and then you figure "what the hell, I'm not doing anything tonight" and so you click the 'archive' button, and go back to the first comic, and it's from 2002, and it's just bad--flat art, dumb jokes, no sense of pacing? That's the experience of reading Scott Pilgrim.

The jokes lack subtlety and insight
Jun 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dec 28, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Everyone brings a context to their book reviews. Someone who has worked in the fast food industry, for example, brings a very different perspective to a review of Fast Food Nation than someone who hasn’t. For me, I bring two contexts to this review: (1) I broke my rule of always reading the book before watching the film adaptation (Scott Pilgrim vs the World was one of my favorite movies of 2010); and (2) I was (am?) an awkward, video-game obsessed, neurotic-about-girls guy – so I’m sorta pre-di ...more
Jorge  Ramos
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is one of the most influential comic books I have ever read. The pace and most importantly, the tone, defines a generation that just doesn't want to grow up. And that is a good thing. And a bad thing. And life itself, really.

Brian Lee O'Malley just gives us a mashup of sassy, funny, wholesome, absurd moments of the life of Scott Pilgrim and friends, and gets to encapsulate what those 20-30s were all about. It is a relatable and at the same time fantastical portrayal of what we go through in
Alex Griffiths
Sep 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
Rather than rate each book individually, it made more sense to review them as a contingent.

I got into the Scott Pilgrim series backwards. I follow a few webcomic artists' Twitterfeeds, and there was mention of buying Scott Pilgrim books from Brian Lee O'Malley. Naturally, I checked out Scott Pilgrim, and found out about the film. After seeing the film and being left in awe, the next natural progression was to read the books.

Scott Pilgrim, the story of the eponymous character's battle against his
May 31, 2012 rated it liked it
I don't get it. A lot of folks talk about how lovable these books are and OHOHOHOHOH AMAZING GRAPHIC NOVELS YES, but I don't see it. It's boring, predictable, filled with un-relatable characters, and just sort of trite.

I wasn't nerdy enough to think it was amazing every time he used OOOOOO VIDEO GAME FONT and said LEVEL UP.

I'm too... not an emotional moron, for lack of a better term, to find any of the characters (with the exception of some minors) relatable or likable in any way. If the grand
Ren the Unclean
May 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel, fi-sci
I am reviewing these all at once. There isn't enough to differentiate each volume to warrant multiple reviews.

Scott Pilgrim is a fairly well told story about a hipster kid dealing with love and fighting in Canada. It is certainly flawed, but ends up being pretty entertaining.

The art in Scott Pilgrim is basically appealing, in a simplistic way, but tends to detract more from the book than it adds. The characters are plain and are not very well differentiated from each other, causing scenes to be
Jul 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: a-owned, a-rated, comics
Much better than the film (where spastic Scott is replaced by generic Michael Cera and Ramona becomes a cardboard cutout), the Scott Pilgrim series was generally enjoyable and rather clever. I hold a particular fondness for the twins/robots, Julie, and the wonderful line near the end that reads something like, "His brain doesn't need any more damage from you!" "Wait, more damage?"

That said, there are a couple things to note. First, the characters are very two-dimensional, except maybe Scott and
Hannah Garden
Jul 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Aww it would be really hard not to like these books, even though it would be cool if everyone didn't say bitch gay and retarded like a million times each. Have you seen the movie? It is, quite possibly, the greatest film ever made.
Matt Wilson
I read Scott Pilgrim VS The World Vol. 2 By Bryan Lee O’Malley. In this book, Scott finally breaks up with his teenage girl friend knives, and starts i guess officially dating Ramona. He has to fight her second evil X, who turns out to be a cool movie star. They start fighting and the guy beats Scott up pretty bad, so they take a break. After their conversation, the guy offers to let Scott buy him off, but Scott asks the guy to try a skateboard trick and he falls. I’m not sure if he's supposed t ...more
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fun, hilarious, colorful, and some of the best character development I've ever seen.
Hmm.. I guess when I started reading Scott Pilgrim in comic book format I was expecting a bit more. I did like how there's additional detail about Scott's and Ramona's previous relationships in the comics. I also enjoyed learning more about Ramona's backstory --it explained why she and Scott were a good initial match. In the film version, I didn't understand why Ramona wanted to be with Scott... He's kind of a lame character, but hey, at least he's nice to girls when he's romantically interested ...more
Isaac Jourden
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I read each book individually (rather than the bundle) but wanted to do a single review for all of them.

What a treat. Scott Pilgrim is filled with lovable but terrible people, plenty of wit, and quotable dialogue throughout. The best part, though is how O'Malley really uses the graphic novel format to great effect.

Nearly every panel has things in it to get a chuckle from the reader. His detail is meticulous and there are often jokes and humor stuffed into panels that are easily missed on a qui
Dec 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Started checking these out from the library as it was cheaper than going back to see the movie a second time. My commitment to reading the whole series grew with each book, and by far my favorite section is the summer between evil-ex-fights in book 4. The latter books, in which it comes to light what a complete schmuck Scott really is and how, despite being 'the greatest fighter in the province', he is completely reliant on everyone around him for everything else -- well, it's the sort of group ...more
Jan 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, comedy, canadian
Actually rather good once you get past the part that's been covered by the movie (which is still good, but a bit repetitive as the adaptation is rather true to the comic). Never really clear about what's the evil ex-boyfriends' goals and all that. I think I actually preferred Knives in the movie, she seems rather unnecessary once the first volume is done. The ending is a bit saccharine. Scott's a bit more assholeish in there and, honestly, I didn't really notice him changing that much, but heck, ...more
Jul 09, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic
It was okay... The whole series is essentially about dysfunctional relationships and unhealthy communication. For me, the final book was the most interesting and problematic because it is so focused on the abuse and manipulation of Ramona and Gideon's relationship, which is emphasized by the captivity of Gideon's ex-girlfriends and Ramona's psychic captivity. Also, Scott was not a particularly engaging hero for me, he's thoughtless and inconsiderate for the most part.
Apr 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011
I adored the Scott Pilgrim movie, so I just had to read the novels. I love how well the characters translated on screen, (except that they made Ramona a huge bitch when she's really not) and then you read the books and it's not like they are any different, but there's so much more to them. You really do get to know them better, as if they're becoming your friends. And plus, I'm an indie geek who likes video games, so these novels were pretty much made for me.
Allison Brown
Dec 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I hardly read graphic novels and/or comic books.

And when I do... I find that I forget the plot and don't hold onto anything of value.

So... speaking from a non-fan of the writing style, I think I read all six of the Scott Pilgrim books under a week laughing out loud and enjoying every second.

The whole series is unique and is easily relatable to anybody who is in cahoots with a gamer.
Sep 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This series is so much fun. Quirky, charming, and funny, with action and excitement. Loved the characters. The illustrations are great--simple looking, but so clearly depicting various nuances of emotion (and humor). There are plenty of in-jokes and references for gamers, but I myself have never played video games and still loved this series.
Casey Peterson
May 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read the Graphic Novel, watch the movie, or play the video game. Doesn't matter what you do they are all a solid A+
Jan 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would not be able to write a review better than Joss Whedon's - "Scott Pilgrim is the best book ever. It is the chronicle of out time. With Kung Fu, so, yea: perfect"
Bryan Cottle
Dec 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
We are Sex Bob-omb! Scott Pilgrim Rocks! Action, Rock & Roll, and Scott dating Ramona Flowers...... heck I would fight seven evil ex-boyfriends just to read this series.
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Let me explain 3 reasons why this its unaviodable for me to love these books.

1:Scott Pillgrim seems to be everything the writer loved mushed together into one. Video Games, Anime/manga, Music and I assume romance stories. And well, aside from me not being into romance stories at all, the thing is pandering to me. Yeah sure there's a lot of very basic video game references of no relevance that to some people may be cringy, but it still hit me in exactly the right pander spot. it even kinda mixed
Mar 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
loved the movie, loved the books better.
Jeremy Rodden
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Note: This review is specifically for Volume 1, but I didn't wanna put the books here on my Goodreads page individually as it would artificially inflate my "books read" for my year-long reading challenge (yeah, I put too much thought into it, leave me alone).

Why I Think Boys May Enjoy This

Well, it's a graphic novel (the first I've reviewed here on the #BooksForBoys review blog) so that's a start. Also, I enjoyed the movie and never read the graphics. /endexplanation

To start, if you've seen the m
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is hilarious. It's way better than the movie and the movie is excellent.

It's chock full of clever nerd references (music, gaming, and your typical casual-friendship nerdism) this book really delivers.
Scott is a moron and he doesn't deserve such great friends and exes, but that's largely what makes this book so great. I rarely laugh out loud while I'm reading, but the dumb things Scott says are almost always clean and good humor and I just can't help myself. The L-word, bread, and pre
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sf, humor, film-tv
Note: I had earlier posted a review in the Goodreads listing for Vol. 6, but I felt like listing each volume separately inflated my read count, so my slightly edited review is below.

4.5 stars. This was a lot of fun. I quite like the film, but this was a marked improvement because of more well-rounded characters (and more sympathetic, especially in the case of Ramona) more plot developments, and better explanations of plot points that were included in the film, such as subspace. I also quite lik
Scott Bruton
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was a big fan of the movie and I'm trying to expand my intake of artistic expression to new forms this year which means trying out comic books so...

It is worth mentioning first that this is a funny series. It seems like the intention was first to be funny before the rest of the story comes along so if you can tune into the humor of the movie you will have no problem tuning into the humor of the books. The humor jumps around between self referential fourth wall breaking, to the characters makin
Douglas Summers-Stay
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, fiction, fantasy
I don't think I've ever read another romantic-comedy comic-book, but I just read this one for the second time. Parts reminded me of a John Hughes movie. What I enjoy most about these books is the humor, ranging from subtly self-deprecating to over-the-top absurd. I found myself chuckling as I read it, but when my son asked me to explain what was funny I had a hard time conveying it. The characters are all unique and quirky. I thought the sequence with Todd the Vegan in particular (his veganism g ...more
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Scott Pilgrim episodic series was a great read that I would definitely recommend to others who enjoy video games, some romance, and fun fight scenes. My enjoyment came from the many quirky personalities that O'Malley created for the reader to follow along with, and the progression of the relationship between Scott P. and Ramona F.. Another thing I enjoyed from the series was the many comedic instances that is put upon the characters, resulting in a funny end to a fight or worthwhile break f ...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 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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Scott Pilgrim (6 books)
  • Scott Pilgrim, Volume 1: Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life
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  • Scott Pilgrim, Volume 3: Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness
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