Please don’t be alarmed if you see me running through the streets, screaming like a maniac, I have a really good reason.
Six years, five volumes, and 1,000 pages. Oni Press and Bryan Lee O’Malley’s modern day classic, Scott Pilgrim will be coming to a close right before the release of the film this August. On Tuesday, July 20, 2010, comic shops and bookstores across North America will celebrate the release of Scott Pilgrim Vol. 6: Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour!
O’Malley spoke briefly about the long anticipated finale:
“It’s been quite a ride, and I couldn’t have gotten here without the support of the fans and the retailers. It feels great to be in the home stretch, and I think this is going to be the best Scott Pilgrim book ever!”
If you’re not familiar, the Scott Pilgrim series and O’Malley have both been honored with multiple awards including the Harvey, Doug Wright, Joe Shuster, and National Cartoonists Society Reuben awards, in addition to being named Entertainment Weekly and Wizard Magazine’s Independent Comic of the Year.
Oni Press will be rolling out a series of event announcements in the weeks and months leading up to the release, including Bryan Lee O’Malley signings at this year’s sold out San Diego Comic Con.
Oni Press Publisher Joe Nozemack said this about the works:
“I’m convinced that Scott Pilgrim will go down as one of those series that changed comics forever. When I’m out and see someone wearing a Scott Pilgrim t-shirt or sitting in a cafe reading one of the books, I get so excited about comics entering the mainstream and to know that Oni Press’ books are helping lead the way, it’s an indescribable feeling. I can’t wait to see the reaction to the final volume!”
The final book of Scott Pilgrim is being published by Oni Press and will no doubt be 248 pages of pure awesome for the low price of $11.99. For those worrying that it’ll spoil the movie, don’t worry, the movie is only covering the first 3 volumes according to director Edgar Wright. Scott Pilgrim Vol. 6: Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour will be available at your local comic shop or bookstore Tuesday, July 20, 2010! I’ll see you there.
[Source: Oni Press]