When I first began this, the 2nd of Bryan Lee O'Malley's wildly popular graphic novel series, I questioned what the hell I was thinking when I gave the first volume a good review. Granted, this was about 1o hours into a 24 hour read-a-thon, right about the same time I began to question if I had the stamina. My mood wasn't good.
However, O'Malley's bizarre and frenetic comic won me over again. Juvenile, maybe. An unlikeable protagonist? Sure. But it's a normal story of young love until those moments when Scott Pilgrim must literally fight one of his girlfriend's evil exes. Just as a matter of fact. Hilarious.
Again, it's a simple enough, obviously manga-inspired style, and it totally fits the quirky story.
This time around Scott has to battle Lucas Lee, a now famous actor, who briefly dated Scott's girlfriend when Lee wasn't famous. Lee reveals that he is part of the League of Ramona's Evil Ex-Boyfriends, a group unknown to Scott before now. To further complicate the plot, Scott's ex Knives battles with Ramona and it looks like more of his exes might play a role in later volumes. Oh, I know it sounds so silly. And it is. But delightfully entertaining.