I think about a world to come where the books were found by the golden ones, written in pain, written in awe by a puzzled man who questioned, "What are we here for?" All the strangers came today and it looks as though they're here to stay.

-David Bowie "Oh! You Pretty Things"

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Scott Pilgrim

When I watched the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, I was told that it is basically a frame by frame remake of the graphic novel series titled Scott Pilgrim. However, reading the graphic novels, I found that there's much more to this story, and it's told in a really interesting way. The graphic novel series gives much more back-story and makes the individual encounters more fleshed out. It's much less episodic, but still episodic in the sense that Scott Pilgrim continues to battle mini-bosses in a very Mega Man style. The first volume is almost entirely the same as the film, but stick around until the second volume and you'll find a lot more meat to the story. Bryan Lee O'Malley mixes all-too-timely web comics with all-too-untimely video game themes, throws in a dash of anime/manga, and all of a sudden he's got a brilliant graphic novel series that speaks to this generation.

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