Inspired to read the graphic novels...

#1 Posted by DryvBy (249 posts) -

Playing through this game a few times only did one thing: inspire me to read books 1 - 6. It's the only graphics novel I've read outside of the Bone series back in the day. I must say, very funny stuff. Playing back through the game made sense this way too.

#2 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -
@DryvBy: I saw the movie last night and now I can't wait for the game to come out on XBLA. I also want to get the graphic novels. Have you seen the movie yet?
#3 Posted by ArcLyte (883 posts) -

i would strongly encourage you to read any of the graphic novels with art by Ben Templesmith, such as Welcome to Hoxford, Wormwood: The Gentleman Corpse series, Groom Lake, etc.

#4 Posted by gingertastic_10 (4141 posts) -
@T0mF5 said:
" I read Scott Pilgrim and I wouldn't consider it to be a graphic novel. It is clearly a comic book. "
It's listed as a Graphic Novel on the books :/
#5 Posted by fenixREVOLUTION (735 posts) -

The books were very good, I only read the first three when I saw the movie, then promptly finished the last three after getting home. I've just been procrastinating on getting the game.

#6 Posted by Hailinel (24255 posts) -
@gingertastic_10 said:
" @T0mF5 said:
" I read Scott Pilgrim and I wouldn't consider it to be a graphic novel. It is clearly a comic book. "
It's listed as a Graphic Novel on the books :/ "
More accurately, it's a series of six graphic novels.
#7 Posted by DryvBy (249 posts) -
@SpikeSpiegel:  Not yet. I plan on it by this weekend, since it's my birthday. Ugh, I wanna be a younger 20 again.
#8 Posted by ImpendingFoil (555 posts) -

I've picked up all the graphic novels the day they have come out since volume 3.  You are so lucky now if you are buying them and not having to wait a year to a year and a half gap per volume.
 
They are really good though and are probably one of my favorite graphic novels ever.

#9 Posted by gingertastic_10 (4141 posts) -
@ImpendingFoil said:
" I've picked up all the graphic novels the day they have come out since volume 3.  You are so lucky now if you are buying them and not having to wait a year to a year and a half gap per volume.  They are really good though and are probably one of my favorite graphic novels ever. "
The gap between 4 and 5 was two years. I couldn't have done that, I would have killed someone.
#10 Posted by Vonocourt (2124 posts) -
@gingertastic_10 said:
" @T0mF5 said:
" I read Scott Pilgrim and I wouldn't consider it to be a graphic novel. It is clearly a comic book. "
It's listed as a Graphic Novel on the books :/ "
I was always under the impression that a graphic novel was just a more sophisticated, i.e. pretentious, way of saying comic book.
#11 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -
@DryvBy: Bone! Fuck yes,man. That's awesome. I literally know no one who has even heard of it.
 
I've got the big 1000 odd page tome. Its such a fantastic read.
#12 Posted by ImpendingFoil (555 posts) -
@gingertastic_10 said:
"The gap between 4 and 5 was two years. I couldn't have done that, I would have killed someone. "
 
Maybe that is why it had a nifty foil cover when it finally came out.  I didn't even realize it was that long.
 
I'm probably going to reread the whole thing in one sitting this weekend.
#13 Posted by gingertastic_10 (4141 posts) -
@ImpendingFoil said:
" @gingertastic_10 said:
"The gap between 4 and 5 was two years. I couldn't have done that, I would have killed someone. "
 Maybe that is why it had a nifty foil cover when it finally came out.  I didn't even realize it was that long.  I'm probably going to reread the whole thing in one sitting this weekend. "
I've been wanting to do that for awhile. It's a good way to spend 2hrs or so.
#14 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

I read the graphic novels in a week, and finished a couple days ago; good stuff. Now I really want to play the game.
#15 Posted by Rmack (1078 posts) -
@Vonocourt:
Nope. Comics are the thin little things that come out monthly. Graphic novels are not.
#16 Posted by DryvBy (249 posts) -
@GetEveryone: Ha! Same here. I've been reading for years. I'm missing one book but I'm thinking about getting that huge book myself. I love it. Too bad they never finished the series via TellTale Games. (If you didn't know, they have Bone adventure games that are pretty accurate to the novel)
#17 Posted by Enigmatical (132 posts) -
I tore through the six volumes like the night after watching the movie.  
 
I think I ended up enjoying the movie more thanks to the graphic novels -- there are a ton of winks and nods to the audience in the movie if you've read the books.  
 
On that night, I would have hated having to wait years between volumes, especially with some of the cliffhangers in the books.  (Poor Scott...)


#18 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1863 posts) -

They're pretty great, I'm going to re-read Scott Pilgrim's Finest Hour (6th and final volume) again in a few minutes.

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