This week, Michael Cera stars as the hapless Scott Pilgrim in a big-screen adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's original comic book series. In 2006, Dan Kois paid tribute to the indie comic with a slide show. The original article is reprinted below.
Canadian cartoonist Bryan Lee O'Malley is beloved by comics aficionados: The first two volumes of his indie-rock romantic comedy Scott Pilgrim generated plenty of insider love—and a movie deal with comics geek Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead). But the books only managed the dinky sales typical of small-press graphic novels. When Volume 3, Scott Pilgrim and the Infinite Sadness, arrived this summer, though, it received glowing attention from big-time outlets like Entertainment Weekly and the Washington Post. According to O'Malley, his publisher, Oni Press, printed 10 times as many copies as it had of the first volume.
Click here to launch a slide show on the charms of Scott Pilgrim.
TODAY IN SLATE
Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola
Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
U.S. Begins Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria
The U.S. Is So, So Far Behind Europe on Clean Energy
It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom
This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059
Meet the New Bosses
How the Republicans would run the Senate.