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Volume 6 maybe Scott Pilgrim's finest hour but not his finest book - NO spoilers!,
This review is from: Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour: Volume 6 (Scott Pilgrim) (Paperback)
This is another enjoyable chapter in the life of Scott Pilgrim and like the reader Scott finds contentment and closure within it's conclusion. How, you must discover for yourself. For those of you thinking you can just skip this volume and wait for the film Bryan Lee O'Malley has already revealed that the ending will differ and swore to out do it!
The final book brings Scotts life into focus by forcing him to deal with the reality of his past rather than the jaded, warped, fuzzy, memory cam version he cares to recall. This version of events also happens to be the account presented to us within Scotts previous tales. So you can expect to view these events from a different angle.
As a result Bryan Lee O'Malley manages to bring back most of the books cast to tie up loose ends and answer the questions over shadowing the previous volumes. However at times this does feel forced and interrupts the flow of the book. This is most evident in Scotts long awaited battle with Gideon that I found confused and which just arrives like the fight with Matthew Patel (Ramona's first evil ex-boyfriend) from volume one. I also thought that the rich human element wasn't as strong and felt there were moments where the characters felt off key in their resent incarnation.
In conclusion this volume is worth your money and your time. The graphics convey a true sense of feeling. From just a few lines the characters are instilled with a level depth and personality. The book delivers its usual blend of humour, in references and retro game violence. All in contrast with a touching, thought provoking and very real emotional element. I've always felt there was something comforting and safe about reading Scott Pilgrim. The storey never fails to invoke a sense of nostalgia and I find it hard to accept that anyone who reads them would be unable to catch a glimpse of themselves within. On the bases of how well the film performs an idea for another instalment of Scott Pilgrim is on the drawing boards. So with luck this will mean farewell for now and not good bye for good.