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Scottpilgrim6 I just finished reading Bryan Lee O'Malley's new graphic novel "Scott Pilgim's Finest Hour," the conclusion to his epic "Scott Pilgrim" series, which came out today.

For those that have missed it, "Scott Pilgrim" is a manga-style comic chronicle of the adventures of a slacker / musician / kung fu fighter who falls hopelessly in love with the mysterious Ramona Flowers, ninja messenger girl. Trouble is, in order to keep Ramona, Scott has to defeat each of Romona's "seven evil exes."

The conclusion was an incredible ride, taking us into Scott's tortured psyche as he wrestles (literally) with his own demons, introduces us to the deliciously evil ex-boyfriend Gideon, and ties up lots of loose ends in the series very nicely.  It's been great seeing O'Malley's artwork evolve and develop over the year's during the series, and he creates some gorgeous pages in this final volume.  Sadly, there was no color insert like in the previous volume.

"Scott Pilgim's Finest Hour" is available at a fine comic store near you, or of course on Amazon.  If you are in New York, I can not recommend highly enough the nice folks at Bergen Street Comics in Brooklyn.

In related news, I just scored tickets to a sneak preview of the film "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" next week!  So exciting!

And lastly, I <heart> Knives Chau. That is all.

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