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Scott Pilgrim the Complete Series

(Scott Pilgrim #1-6)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  6,967 ratings  ·  333 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: reviewed, comics
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
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
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
DeAnna Knippling
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A bunch of Canadian 90s kids in the music scene have All the Drama.

I thought this was stupid cute. Oh, Scott. You're such an idiot. The SF elements were very cool, and I liked the art a lot, more than I expected. This is a Romance With Nerd Elements, Including Farce. Do not read this if you are not up for a Romance With Nerd Elements, Including Farce.

--in one of the extras, there was an English/French warning that you were at the back of the book, and to read from the other direction, as a parod
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
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.
Jacob A. Mirallegro
I really loved this series. It was just so fun and cozy and the characters were so perfect.
Bryan Lee O'Malley has created such a cool and interesting world that's delivered with such subtle casualty it's almost making fun of itself. Like people coming back to life because they had a one up is a normal thing in this world and people react to it like we do to seeing someone make a phone call, its crazy and it's genius. It's what makes the series so special; the fact that the crazy world, and the f
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
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
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.
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.
Allison Morris
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.
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. ...more
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"
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+
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fun, hilarious, colorful, and some of the best character development I've ever seen.
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
 christine ♡
Jan 09, 2020 rated it liked it
I don't say this quite often but... THE FILM IS WAY BETTER THAN THE COMICS. There, I SAID IT. Getting this off my chest, oof, the relief. I can already hear the booing. Stop booing me folks, I am right.

I have obviously seen many times the superb movie adaptation directed by the one and only Edgar Wright. He took the best moments and lines from the comics and created something truly phenomenal, without even a single flaw. If you haven't seen "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" stop doing what you're d
Aug 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
At first I wanted to rate every volume by itself but then I got so invested that the whole story just became one consequent thing and I couldn't even remember in which volume a certain thing happened.
I'm not saying that everything about this is great - Scott is definitely a very unlikeable character, and, as Kim said in the Russian version, "тот ещё скот". I didn't really see him change or develop, because every time he tries to do something good he still manages to fuck it up.
I still loved the
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
EA Solinas
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It's hard to think of a slacker more endearing than Scott Pilgrim -- he's funny, cool, unpretentious, and awkwardly romantic.

And you get to see all of that in "Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Boxset," which adds a rock'n'roll sci-fi twist to the usual boy-meets-girl story. Most of it ambles across the daily adventures of Scott's life as he falls in love, but Bryan Lee O'Malley carefully it into a tale of good vs. evil, enduring love, evil exes, subspace passages, and the struggle to overcome the
Valeria Munguia
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Favorite graphic novel series of all time EVER. I recommend that EVERYONE reads them. All of them. And then rewatch the movie. You appreciation for the movie will enhance 10fold after reading. Still waiting to adopt a white cat to name Gideon<3 ...more
Shaun CG
Aug 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I'm relieved that there's a 'bundle' list of these books to spare me from reviewing them all individually... which wouldn't be a problem save that I read them so quickly that some parts blur together.

Okay, context: I'd read Scott Pilgrim #1 through #4 or possibly #5 a few years ago when a friend lent them to me, and thought they were fantastic. With the rapidly approaching UK release of the film I thought it was about time for me to buy my own copies and read the final book(s).

For those not in
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
Nov 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The first time that I heard of this series like many people, was through a commercial for the movie, which actually did rather poor in the box office. So putting those two facts together, I assumed that the entire property itself was just some crappy retro video game like series in general and paid it no mind afterward. Then some of my favorite movie reviewers started claiming that it was truly a fantastic movie and just about anyone raised on video games should go and see. So with that in mind ...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)
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  • Scott Pilgrim, Volume 3: Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness
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