Would I have given this story any less? Probably not.
This is the one that brings about the Power of Vegans and Envy…Ugh. I cannot stand her. She’s the one that broke Scott’s heart and stole his band. And, well, Todd the Vegan happens to be one of Ramona’s Seven Deadly Exes.
This book covers the past of Scott and Envy in detail, which was skimmed over in the movie. There are reasons why Wallace, Stacey, and Sex-bob-bomb hates her. And after reading this, I get it. I fully understand why Scott was destroyed. It makes all the sense in the world.
Another reason to read this book, is the Kim Pines story. (Sex-bob-bomb’s drummer girl) This is where we find why she and Scott are at somewhat odds with each other. Which hasn’t really been covered before, either. I always thought Kim just held a general disdain for Scott and how he did things…but, nope, it’s way more than that. Amusing as it is.
I will say that I liked the end of the Scott Pilgrim vs. Todd the Vegan fight in the movie a little more. Although similar to the book, it was better because Scott was smarter there, and here, Todd’s fate just happened without too much Scott interfering.
The extras: This one was packed with too much awesome!
Take that back, there can’t be too much awesome when it comes to Scott Pilgrim!
First, there was an 8-page free comic from 2006’s free comic day: Scott Pilgrim – Scott, Ramona, and Wallace are trying to go to the movies and they’re buying snacks and drinks…when Scott is having to fight a teenage actress…or several versions of her. It’s pretty much a random conversation between the three of them and the jokes are definitely giggle worthy while there is action from the fight.
Second: The Wonderful World of Kim Pine – A kawaii peek into Kim’s house and life with her roommates. (which helps to know when you begin book Number 4)
Alternate cover art. A diagram/flowchart showing the relationship between all of the main characters at this point. Character expression drawings. T-shirt art. Deleted scenes from book three with their intended spots (page numbers included)
As these books move along, the better they get, the more Scott Pilgrim history is added. It keeps getting better and better and better.
At this point, I just recommend reading the whole series…this version of this series.
*A JANU-RANDOM READ* This year has been started with a bang. All these great reads and I’m not regretting it at all.