Scott Pilgrim, vol. 6

Writer(s): Bryan Lee O’Malley
Artist(s): Bryan Lee O’Malley
Publisher: Oni Press
ISBN: 978-1934964385
Price: $11.99
Page count: 248
Year Released: 2010
Status: in print
Original Source: n/a
Other Collected Edition(s): n/a
Genres: adventure; humor; magic realism; romance/relationships; slice of life; teen/young adult
Recommended for Fans Of: video games
Possibly Objectionable Material: cartoony violence
If You Like This Book, Try: Blue Monday
Also in This Series: preceded by Scott Pilgrim, vol. 5

Plot Summary
This final volume of the series opens with Scott Pilgrim being even more of a slacker than usual. (If that's possible.) With Ramona gone, his band broken up, and a lonely new apartment, Scott spends all his time playing video games and trying to get up from his couch as infrequently as possible.

But then Envy Adams, Scott's glamorous ex-girlfriend from college (whom we met in volume 3), returns and it seems she's teamed up with Gideon Graves, the most powerful of Ramona's Evil Ex-boyfriends--and for some reason Gideon still wants to kill Scott, despite the fact that Ramona is no longer with him.

This is all the motivation Scott needs to pull himself off the couch. After spending some time in the Canadian North with his old pal Kim (ostensibly to train, but don't forget this is Scott Pilgrim we're talking about here), Scott returns to Toronto and faces off with Gideon at The Chaos Theatre (Gideon's swanky new club). Who will win? Who will die? And will Ramona even be there to see it?

My Own 2 Cents
As finales go, this one is pretty great. I have to admit that the climactic "boss battle" between Scott and Gideon was perhaps a bit too goofball, in that bad-Hollywood-blockbuster, not-really-making-logical-sense kind of way, but then again this is a series in which the villains explode into coins when our hero defeats them, so making logical sense has never been the point of Scott Pilgrim. In other words, this complaint is hardly a criticism but rather an opinion. Besides, the book is hilarious from start to finish just like all the others, and that's what really matters. If you've read the previous five, you can't possibly skip this one!