Friday, November 19, 2010

Book Review: Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour: Volume 6 By Bryan Lee O'Malley

ISBN: 9780007340507;

ISBN10: 0007340508;

On Sale: 23/11/2010;

Format: Paperback;

Trimsize: 128 x 196 x 19 mm;

Pages: 200; $19.99

Book Description

It′s finally here! Six years and almost 1000 pages have all led to this epic finale! With six of Ramona′s seven evil exes dispatched, it should be time for Scott Pilgrim to face Gideon Graves, the biggest and baddest of her former beaus. But didn′t Ramona take off at the end of Book 5? Shouldn′t that let Scott off the hook? Maybe it should, maybe it shouldn′t, but one thing is for certain: all of this has been building to Scott Pilgrim′s Finest Hour!


Many may have only heard of Scott Pilgrim thanks to the new release movie this year of the same name. If you haven’t read these graphic novels before then you’ll really need to get yourself a copy of the first five volumes in the series to get up to speed before tackling this book. Viewers of the movie may also be a bit lost if they’ve not read the prior books to this volume.

Now that the warning is out of the way I can get into the review of the book itself.

Volume Six: Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour is the concluding chapter tying up the story at in time for the end of the year. We see Scott finally facing the evil mastermind behind the whole series--Gideon. Bringing a newfound maturity to Scott, this chapter has him dealing with loss and self awareness. Helping to unravel his own life's drama, Kim, Envy and Ramona all figure prominently in Scott's development. The final contest has dramatic consequences and is played out exquisitely both in the real world as well as "subspace." A fitting send-off to a beloved dork, a nice combination of action, romance and comedy,

I was a bit sad that the series had to come to an end. I wanted to keep reading these books regularly because of the dry humor and great graphics.

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