Indie Comics Reboot: ‘Scott Pilgrim’ #1 as an Ed Hardy Epic [Original Art]
Relaunching comic books with all-new numbering and different takes on familiar characters is nothing new in the cyclical world of super-hero comics, with the upcoming DC Comics line-wide relaunch as the latest and greatest example. Giving titles a fresh start without the baggage of old stories can add new life to characters — or completely miss the point in very fundamental ways.
Scott Pilgrim came to the big city full of big dreams about making it as a rap-metal mega-star — at least, until he met Ramona Flowers, the gorgeous hooker-cum-drug mule that he couldn’t seem to get out of his mind. When Ramona finally tries to break ties with her pimp Gideon Graves — a vicious crime lord who has been flooding the streets of Toronto with a dangerous new drug called “Glow” — only Scott can save her from the consortium of increasingly deadly hitmen that Gideon sends to take her out. Can the two star-crossed lovers find a way to survive as they spiral deeper and deeper into a gritty, grisly world where life and death is little more than a game, and men are murdered for pocket change? 168 PGS. Explicit Content.