Saturday, May 03, 2003

Free Scott Pilgrim Review

You can tell just from the cover that Scott Pilgrim's Free Comic Book Day offering is going to rule.

Look at that cover!

Totally badass.

In these seventeen pages, Bryan Lee O'Malley puts on a writing clinic. He manages, in this story, to...

1. Tell a self-contained story

2. Further the underlying premise of Scott Pilgrim (Being sworn to defeat seven evil ex-boyfriends in order to date the girl of his dreams)

3. Have a cool action scene where Scott fights eight ninja girls (who sprung off of movie posters)

4. Make dorky references to the fact that the comic is free

5. Make dorky comic references (Scott is wearing the old "4 1/2" shirt that Franklin Richards used to wear

6. Make cool video-game-esque references (Scott has to pick beverages with the best "Power Ups")

7. Have interesting character moments

8. Have good dialogue

9. A change in Scott's character

10. A neat, twist, weird ending.

Very impressive work by O'Malley, and his art was quite good as well.

Not only this, but as an added bonus, this comic comes with a back-up story written and drawn by Andy Helms called "Fearless Griggs" that had really nice Mignola-esque artwork and a Scott Pilgrim-esque story.

Recommended without reservation!!

Read the Review


Anonymous Brendan H. said...

Anyone know any stores - either in NYC area or online - that might still have copies of this? My lame ass store didn't have any on Sat. I'm willing to pay for this free comic!

5/08/2006 02:44:00 PM  
Blogger Bigseek said...

Easily the best comic I got this weekend and that is counting the ones that I had to pay for.

I am really looking forward to the Fearless Griggs book.

5/08/2006 05:01:00 PM  
Blogger MarkAndrew said...

I read the Scott Pilgrim books recently. They were fine. Funny, sometimes. But just stylistically all over the place.

(Why do people like these so much?)

5/08/2006 06:10:00 PM  
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