Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe, Volume 5

Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe, Volume 5

by Bryan Lee O'Malley

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Overview

Scott Pilgrim just turned 24, and things couldn't possibly be better! This means things are about to get infinitely worse! Suddenly, TWO of Ramona's evil ex-boyfriends are in town, and they're playing dirty. His band is in turmoil, and his own exes aren't making things any easier. And what's up with Ramona, anyway? She's been acting kinda weird ever since they moved in together! Scott's precious little life is coming back around to bite him in the butt, and it may not be pretty!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934964101
Publisher: Oni Press
Publication date: 02/04/2009
Series: Scott Pilgrim Series , #5
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 162,171
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

About the Author

Bryan Lee O’Malley is the creator of the bestselling Scott Pilgrim graphic novel series, which was adapted into a major motion picture, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. He lives in Los Angeles, where he continues to make comics.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe, Volume 5 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
MeganAngela on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe is the fifth installment in the Scott Pilgrim series. This volume gives us the battle of Scott vs. the Katayanagi twins and their robot creations. We also get to see the slow deterioration of the relationship between Scott and Ramona, and finally her leaving for good. We continue to see Scott act like a brat and find that Ramona is actually quite a hypocrite. So Ramona can make out with Kim while they are drunk and Scott is in the bed with them, she can make out with Roxie when she's mad at Scott, she can cheat on the Katayanagi twins, but Scott was still dating Knives briefly when they first got together and he's a bad person? It was enough to actually make me feel really bad for Scott and extremely annoyed with Ramona.Again, I truly believe that the supporting cast is really what makes this series as good as it is. They are the perfect humorous and twisted balance to Scott and Ramona's constant drama and childishness. I think the only character that I dislike more than Scott and Ramona is Julie because she is just insufferable. Wallace Wells makes up for almost everything, though! He's the best character of them all, I think!Scott Pilgrim vs. The Universe is much better than its predecessor, Scott Pilgrim Gets It Together, but still not as good as Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness, in my opinion. Recommended for graphic novel fans and video game nerds alike. It's not perfect, but definitely worth four stars.
BenjaminHahn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Done and Done. One more to go. The twins are robot engineers, which is cool. Kim is developed a bit more and I feel sorry for her. She is the only character in the series that doesn't really get what she needs. Time to go kill Gideon Graves.
jasonli on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
See my review of the entire series on Scott Pilgrim 1.
pokylittlepuppy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fast one. Fastest books ever.You know what, I wasn't crazy about this one! Well, for one thing it is just kinda funny, and not ridiculously funny. And of course it is sad seeing Scott's failures get a light shined on them, though that is part of the point. He's gotten away with lots and lots. I still like him so much though. Sometimes you just need a break. I guess I want to give him lots of breaks.It's hard to critique these books because they're so short, with so few steps in each one. So it's kinda weird to say I expected more from the characters, but I did. What is Stephen even doing there? And why's he gotten all, like, mangey for three books? Also how come Scott's sister is on the map, so to speak, and she's said about two sentences the whole series? And soon it'll be finished, and I wanted to learn more things. Tell me about subspace damn it! It's a fun atmosphere, but it could be made richer.It seems like we might finally get some focus on Ramona (ironically) in the last book. I'd like to hear a lot more from her. I still sort of have a problem with the evil exes thing. It's just supposed to be cute, a device, which is fine. But symbolically it is not awesome, in a "These men are guardians of my personal life" way. So I wish that ever got a mention.Mostly the only thing I really really liked here was Kim, who is just really great through the whole book -- even though her suddenly being a solid friend doesn't really make sense with how annoyed and unattached she always has been. (And if we're supposed to figure that she's being a pal because she's hung up on Scott from high school... bleh. But I'm not sure that's it.)Maybe when the last one comes out I'll read it super slowly. Just for fun.
kristenn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This one seemed to go extra quickly. Probably in part because the characters and their situations are all so familiar by now. The twins also didn't seem to have as much substance, backstory, or even screentime as past exes did. O'Malley seemed to try some new things with the art here and there, which was neat. The mood was definitely darker. Even the supporting cast all seemed to have things going against them. More than usual. Loved the assorted cat lures. And the cover design was extra cool once I finished the book and realized the reason behind it. My boyfriend read it right after me, as usual, and he was much more bothered by Ramona's behavior throughout than I was -- there were several outbursts.
Girl_Detective on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The fifth installment of the wildly entertaining Scott Pilgrim YA graphic novel series, Scott Pilgrim vs. the Universe, finds our hero battling not one but TWO of girlfriend Ramona Flowers¿ evil ex-boyfriends. I hope O¿Malley can maintain the momentum for a strong ending to this story. Scott not only has to battle robots, but deal with Ramona¿s reaction after a revelation from teen nutcase Knives Chau. Silliness and sadness ensue. Scott continues to be an endearingly clueless and inept hero. The aura of mystery surrounding Ramona grows both figuratively and literally. And the next book sounds like it will wrap up the series.O¿Malley notes at the end that this is the only book so far he¿s gotten in by deadline. I also think it¿s the best-done to date¿the plot is tight, as is the art. Nothing feels rushed or sloppy.
lizzybeans11 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I LOVED the movie and couldn't wait to read the graphic novels. BLM is a great artist. His dialogue is sometimes strained or awkward but it's quickly forgiven. I loved a lot of the back-story for the secondary characters that you didn't get to see much of in the film. I have to admit I was at times impatient to complete each installment and felt the plot dragged occasionally, but I know that was mostly my own feeling because I knew the film better - a sort of parallel universe version, if you will.I wish I could write a better review about the books themselves but in my mind I can't separate the cannon story from the film because I hearted it so much! I highly recommend these to anyone who feels the same.
timothyl33 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The more I read this series, the more I find more to like. The art is getting more confident and the story is developing a strong plot in mind. Can't wait for the next now.
flouncyninja on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
** spoiler alert ** Two words: Robot battles.More words: Ramona is gone! Huzzah! That shouldn't make me as happy as it did, is it? The robot battles, even if they were always in the background, were hilarious to spot when the focus was on different characters. The drunken camaraderie of Scott-Kim-Ramona was also fun. I think that might have been the first time I thought Ramona had potential for fun, but I was still happy when she disappeared.
callmecayce on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Love this series, even when it gets a bit more serious than you expect.
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SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Found this one to be better, actually much better. I do like the fight scenes. They are drawn pretty good. So you have Scott fighting not one but two, uh twins, this time. Really good.
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I started reading the Scott Pilgrim series earlier this year and have been hooked ever since. Scott is a total goof and I love the combination of video game references, anime violence and romantic foolishness. I would recommend the Scott Pilgrim series for men and women, especially those who grew up in their local indy music scene with all the infighting, bed-hopping, nerdyness, and love of music. The series is funny and witty with lots of sci fi and pop culture references. Scott is a lovable, lazy idiot surrounded by a cast of musicians, restaurant workers, baristas, and teenage girls.
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