Before you tell me, I KNOW. I know Scott Pilgrim has been around since 2004 and I probably should have covered his precious little life before now. I know tons of you have already read all five volumes (#6 debuts July 2010) of his graphic novel adventures. But for those of you who havenâ€™t yet met the sweetest slacker boy since Rob Gordon in High Fidelity, and want the skinny before Michael Cera makes him famous on the big screen, here ya go. Scott Pilgrim is a happy go lucky dude. Heâ€™s living in an apartment almost entirely furnished and kept up by his sardonic gay roommate Wallace Wells and playing gigs with his rock and roll band while waiting for the perfect job to find him. Oh yeah, and heâ€™s dating a high schooler named Knives Chau, (sheâ€™s 17, heâ€™s 23) whoâ€™s completely adorable and NOT the ninja assassin her name might imply. (BTW, if I even have to leave the country abruptly, I am TOTALLY changing my name to Knives. Donâ€™t tell anyone, k?) Everythingâ€™s just peachy until he has a crazy dream about a roller-blading Amazon.com delivery girl and discovers that sheâ€™s not just a dream (as in, â€œGet out of my dreams and into my carâ€) but a real live girl named Ramona Flowers (My fav quote from the book? â€œI know, itâ€™s so â€˜Ramona Quimby, Age 8â€™ and yetâ€¦Flowers.â€). Scott and Ramona feel an instant connection. But what about Knives? How can Scott bear to break her innocent little heart? Then thereâ€™s also the small matter of Ramonaâ€™s seven evil ex-boyfriends, who Scott will have to fight and conquer if he wants to date her. Sound complicated? It IS. And thatâ€™s JUST volume 1! I really dug Oâ€™Malleyâ€™s rough sketched big-eyed art, his completely realistic portrayal of Scottâ€™s dating drama with both Knives and Ramona, and the hilarious shot of bizarre fantasy at the end as Scott takes on the first of Ramonaâ€™s evil exâ€™s, Matthew Patel and his host of flying demon fireball girls. But the part that warms my heart is how he thanks my fav indie comic girl Hope Larson in the front. Awww! Arm yourself with all 6 paperbacks now, so youâ€™ll be ready to debate about whether the movie does Scott justice when it hits theaters August 2010.