In a momentous year, comic writer Bryan Lee O’Malley has seen his comic book series Scott Pilgrim vs. The World adapted into both a movie and a video game. The video game trailer embedded above will give all the old school Nintendo players in the audience something to celebrate–maybe inspiring some creative writers in the process.
The series tells the story of Pilgrim, a teenager in love with Ramona Flowers–a girlfriend with some wicked ex-boyfriends. The film is helmed by Edgar Wright, the director of the unhinged comedies Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead. The best way to learn about the series is through this early Read About Comics review that contains a long and free preview of the comic.
Here’s an excerpt: “Scott’s first extended encounter with Ramona Flowers, for instance, starts off silly but gradually moves into something that shows a great amount of maturity. If it had just shown up that way it might have felt out of place, but O’Malley slips these moments into the book so perfectly and gradually that it never feels like the tone of the book has shifted until you stop and think about it afterwards. Of course, lest you think it’s ever gotten too serious, O’Malley responds with rock-and-roll-meets-Nintendo fight scene to end all fight scenes.”