Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Scott Pilgrim vs The Next Generation Video Game Consoles
Just read on MTV's Splash Page that word leaked out of SDCC that a Scott Pilgrim video game is in the works. I really fell in love with Bryan Lee O'Malley's mang-ish black-and-white comedy series recently, and I'm actually more excited about the upcoming live-action movie by Edgar Wright and starring Michael Serra than I am anything coming out of Marvel Films or DC Animation.
If you haven't read any of the Scott Pilgrim books yet, you're really missing out. (Let me help you out by linking to book 1, Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life, available on the cheap at Amazon.) The series is a charming, quirky, goofy, hipster love story set in a video game Canada where everyone knows kung fu and veganism gives you super powers. There have been 5 digest-size books to date, and the series concludes with book 6, due around the same time as the movie in 2010, so it's easy to get on board and catch up.