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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 277

Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!

Here is a cool moment from the latest Scott Pilgrim installment…

To set the scene, Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim is about a Canadian young man (a bit of a slacker) who falls in love with an American girl named Ramona, but before he can “officially” date her, he has to defeat her seven “evil ex-boyfriends.”

Well, in the latest Scott Pilgrim book, things have gotten a lot more serious, and Scott’s relationship with Ramona is on shaky ground.

Well, when twin former boyfriends of Ramona show up, first they kidnap Scott’s friend, Kim (who has hit a pretty rough patch in her own life recently), and then, when he shows up to free his friend, they prey on Scott’s doubts about Ramona as well as what they know about Ramona from when they dater her, and they use this information to wreak havoc with Scott’s mind – shake his faith in Ramona.

Well, while they are actually more or less right about Ramona’s fidelity (at this point in time, at least), Kim has other plans…

I absolutely love the way O’Malley plays with our expectations – he gives us a “cool” scene, but it’s draped in bitter sweetness, as we know that Ramona really DID fail Scott (not that he has been perfect to her, either, of course).

Good stuff from a great series.

15 Comments

This really is an epic moment, heartbreaking AND kickass at the same time

one of the cools things about the series that just when it looks like Scot has given into the mind games and wants to walk away from things somehow even though ramona is in the end going to break his heart he manages to get the fire to carry on. and keep fighting for a girl who does not deserve him in the end

Awesome.

I… should really read all of these, shouldn’t I?

This scene made the wait for Vol. 5 worth it. So much emotion… it’s calls to mind a shift where the Scott Pilgrim series loses its innocence.

Bill, it’s quite possibly the only comic book that I think EVERYONE should read. I’ve handed it to non-comics readers and they instantly get it. I’ve seen people walk into my store and buy Crossed, Boys Herogasm, and Scott Pilgrim. Its awesomeness transcends every genre and maturity level that the industry offers.

Yes you should Bill, yes you should.

Best comic ever.

I just read all of these in essentially one sitting. I’d been putting it off for a while because while the stuff I had seen looked entertaining enough, I didn’t know if I’d fully “get into it”. As it stands, I enjoyed them a whole lot more than I thought I would. Now I can’t wait for the next one to come out.

Love the column, Brian. Keep it up!

SCOTT PILGRIM comes as close as anything that I’ve read to fulfilling the potential of comics as a medium. Amazing stuff.

Scoot will end up with Kim. at least he should end up with Kim. Ramona is hard and cold on the inside and drastically different than Scott.

If this is a “cool moment” from “Scott Pilgrim,” I continue to just not get it.

Re: Dave Sikula — That’s a shame since you’re missing out on a fantastic series. The Scott Pilgrim books are great fun.

Have a good day.
John Cage

Good moment, though my favorites are when the Vegan Police arrives (and Scott headbutts a guy so hard he becomes change) in the 3rd Volume, the Space Channel Five reference in the 1st one and when Scott learned the Power of Love (and got a nice sword from it) in the 4th one.

THE moment for me is a toss up between the Low Battery panel (and all that it implies from Kim’s perspective) and the panel where we see literal fire drawn figuratively in Scott’s eyes and he receives the power up from Kim’s bittersweet deception.

Kim deserves so much better than Scott. But since Scott’s the protagonist, I want him to become worthy of her. Stephen Stills can have Ramona. I don’t know who Knives should get. I constantly feel bad for her and like her as one of my favourite characters. But Scott doesn’t deserve her interest and her infatuation with an emotional moron kind of means she doesn’t deserve better than Scott (though certainly better than Stills, who seems cool until the last couple eps). Maybe Neil will crawl out from the group’s shadow, become worthwhile in his own right and he and Kim can ride off into the sunset together.

Man, I just had this entry open in an old tab on my browser (you do not want to know how many tabs I routinely keep open on my browser) and when I went to close it, I saw it again – wow, this was a really, really good scene.

I really loved how O’Malley finished off this fight too.

“Achievement unlocked!”

Scott Pilgrim’s another book that is full of great moment after great moment.

Book one wasn’t bad, book two was one of the funniest comics I’ve ever read, and the other three haven’t disappointed. I’m really looking forward to the last one, yet saddened that it’s the final one. It’s kind of sick, but I wish I’d been reading it all this time, impatiently looking forward to the next volume year after year.

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