Funnybook Babylon

August 6, 2010

FBBP #128 – Scott Pilgrim & Daken: Separated at Birth?

This week, we look two semi-autobiographical Young Man Coming of Age stories that came to their conclusion in July!

Wolverine Origins #50 by Daniel Way & Will Conrad (Marvel Comics)
Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour by Bryan Lee O’Malley (Oni Press)

We’ve talked about Scott Pilgrim before, particularly in FBBP #96. Be forewarned, we follow up on some of the discussions from that podcast, not to mention spoiling the crap out of the entire series.

There’s been less FBB talk about Daken (aka Daniel Kenneth Way), but Jamaal has been reading the book all along, and shares his thoughts on the evolution of both Da*Ken*s. We know Daken’s taken on The World, but does he Get it Together? Is this either young man’s actual Finest Hour? Find out this week!

April 29, 2009

FBBP #97 – Book Club! Scott Pilgrim v1

Filed under: Podcasts — Tags: , — Joseph Mastantuono @ 11:53 am

This week FBB reads the first volume of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s popular Scott Pilgrim series, Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life. With Edgar Wright’s film adaptation in production, this seemed like a fine time for everyone to read (or reread) the book, which Chris once infamously described as being “about video games and punk rock”. Is it really? Listen and find out!

We’ll be checking in on Scott Pilgrim again in the near future, and are accepting suggestions for future “Book Club” suggestions in the coming months. Let us know what you think!

November 16, 2007

Scott Pilgrim, Vol 4: Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together

Filed under: Blurbs,Reviews — Tags: , , — Pedro Tejeda @ 11:44 am

Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Comedy Action Romantic Graphic Novel Series gets a fourth book and our hero gets a chance to grow up. Will he?

Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together (Scott Pilgrim v4)
Bryan Lee O’Malley
Oni Press

Scott Pilgrim Gets it Together cockteases you with by opening with ten color pages that I still don’t get the meaning of. It’s a shame, because it’s so pretty. Either way, the black and white art is still expressive and does a lot with fewer lines than previous volumes. O’Malley jacks up the romance as our hero goes through a hot Canadian summer of growin’ up. It’s a rather cool character progression that O’Malley underscores with one of my favorite jokes in the book. There are a bunch of jokes in this volume, and they’re funny, but this volume has less of the funky action sequences that I was a big fan of in the earlier volumes. It could be that this is a longer book, making the throwdowns feel sparser. But when you get to the last fight, you’ll laugh and for cheer Scott, which is a great feeling. I am absolutely in love with the series and I can’t wait to visit his world again. Buy all these books and lend them to your friends. Don’t ask for them back,just buy them the fuck again.

They forgot to get mayo in the earlier sequence.Wallace is gay and also hilarious.Oh nice one Wallace. You are king of the burns.

Previews are available here and here.

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