Sunday, August 15, 2010

Scott Pilgrim - Vs. The Evil Monthly Subscription Service - Matt Duarte

Scott Pilgrim in “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Evil Monthly Subscription Service” by Matt Duarte

This scene takes place shortly after the end of the sixth Scott Pilgrim book (don’t worry, no big spoilers). It is set up in seven panels. First three go on the first row, the two after that in a second row, and the last two on a third row.

Panel 1

Description: Scott and Ramona are sitting in a table in their living room. Ramona looks slightly worried while Scott looks confident as he makes a hand gesture pointing at himself.

RAMONA: Scott, there’s been a slight complication. You are going to have to fight my eight evil ex.

SCOTT: No worries, Rammy. After Gideon, this will be a piece of cake!

Panel 2

Description: A reaction shot of Scott as he learns the shocking news, his eyes are wide open.

RAMONA (Off-panel): Um... right. Did I mention he is a Level 80 Warlock?

Panel 3

Description: Ramona’s hand is pointing at a computer in a desk in the living room.

Ramona World of Warcraft.

Panel 4

Description: Still in the living room. Scott looks confused, and Ramona looks embarrassed, her cheeks red.

SCOTT: Wait a minute, how do you know this guy again?

RAMONA: I met him in one of my guild’s raid.

SCOTT: You played WOW?

Panel 5

Description: Still in the living room. Scott now looks meditative, as if thinking to himself, while Ramona is clearly frustrated.

RAMONA: Look, I had just broken up with Gideon and I was bored so I started playing, and I dated him through there.

SCOTT: I didn’t know you could do that...

RAMONA: Are you going to fight him or not?

SCOTT: Sure, sure.

Panel 6

Description: Scott is now dynamically punching the computer, breaking it, and making dozens of gold rings pop out (like in Sonic games)

Panel 7

Description: Scott is walking away, dusting his hands off, looking very pleased.

SCOTT: Easiest battle so far!

The End


  1. Matt, the image of Scott just rat-a-tat punching a computer with little gold rings popping out of it will stick with me, that's for sure. This is a pretty funny and cool script, exactly what Scott Pilgrim needs.

    I was hoping to see Scott spend months creating his WOW character but that might not make good comics :)

  2. I was actually going to have some gag about Scott creating a WOW character, but I couldn't think of anything funny enough.

  3. Damn, this is going to make my script seem pretty redundant. Curse you Matt! Although I get a feeling that a lot of the scripts this week may deal with an eighth evil ex-boyfriend.

    I'm glad you didn't go the route of having Scott make a WOW character. Him simply punshing the screen fits so well. Personaly I don;t believe you need the "Easiest fight yet" line, as I feel it explains the joke a little too much, and it i a great gag.

  4. Yeah, now that you mention it, I think it might have worked better as a silent panel.

  5. I agree with Ben and Ryan, the screen-punching works much better than having Scott create his own WOW character, and fits perfectly into the surreal Pilgrim world.


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