In a previous post I gushed about the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Recap: I love it. Instantly in my top five favorite films of all time.
Well, the truth is I'd come to the character with his martial arts and guitaring prowess via the film. It's based on a series of graphic novels by Bryan Lee O'Malley.
So I am pleased as punch to have received Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Box Set which is, but of course, all six books conveniently crammed into a little box. And it comes with a poster, too. (Sweet!) At last, I will be able to experience the original manifestation of the endearing and wacky world of O'Malley.
I know from watching the supplementary material on the Blu-Ray DVD that O'Malley appoves of the movie. And his charming drawings appear ratherly cleverly in the film. So it's not like I'm going to be disappointed. The goal had apparently not been to one-for-one adapt the series, but to make a new version of it without losing sight of the source. The film could threw in whole sets of balls of waxes - from video game sound effects to music (a big part of the story) to ways of moving the camera not feasible in print. Thus, they knew it would be a different animal. But of the same species.