Title: Scott Pilgrim vs. The Universe
Author: Bryan Lee O’Malley
Publication Year: 2009
Genre: Fiction, Graphic Novel
Source: Purchased from Book Depository
From the cover:
Scott Pilgrim just turned 24, and things couldn’t possibly be better! This means things are about to get infinitely worse. Suddenly, TWO of Ramona’s evil ex-boyfriends are in town, and they’re playing dirty. His band is in turmoil, and his own exes aren’t making things any easier. And what’s up with Ramona, anyway? She’s been acting kinda weird ever since they moved in together. It’s the SECOND LAST VOLUME of SCOTT PILGRIM: Scott’s precious little life is coming back around to bite him in the butt, and it may not be pretty!
(This is the fifth book in the Scott Pilgrim series, after Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness, and Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together.)
This volume is continuing with the trend of the last two, as the series matures and is coming closer to its end.
Scott has to deal with Ramona’s evil ex-boyfriend twins, as well as a very moody girlfriend of his own. Also, Knives has decided that it’s time to tell Ramona about how Scott was still dating her when they met and got together. This complicates things even further – and finally the problems that Scott is facing are slightly more adult in nature instead of just the fighting sequences and joblessness that has plagued him thus far.
The video game tone has been brought down a few notches, but it isn’t really noticeable unless you’re looking for it. I’m really starting to look forward to the final volume, since everything has started to lead right into it and the main focus is changing towards that end. Everything seems to be against Scott in this volume, but it is leading him towards the last foe (and evil ex-boyfriend), the mysterious Gideon, who seems to be the most intriguing of them all. We’re also getting closer to finding out about Ramona’s secret past.
Onward I read. If you’ve gotten this far, keep going!