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.