Comic Crossover #5

Hi everyone! Welcome to another Comic Crossover.

What is Comic Crossover you ask?
Comic Crossover is where we take a YA book and compare it to a comic book up close. Comics sometimes get a bad wrap, and so this feature is designed to shine a light on some amazing comic reads.

Sometimes you may not see straight away why I have matched up books and comics the way I have, but rest assured that there is always method to my madness! Sometimes it’s because of the characters alone, the storyline, the genre or another feature about the YA book that I have found that draws parallel to a comic.

For those of you who are new to comics, the titles that I select to talk about are always comics that you can pick straight up off the shelf without knowing anything prior about them and enjoy. So if comics have made you feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable in the past, you don’t need to feel that way about the comics that feature in Comic Crossover.

In all cases, I have read both the YA books and the comics, so if you have any questions you can comment on this post!

This weeks Comic Crossover:
If you enjoyed Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, then you might enjoy Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life

YA Book Breakdown: Ready Player One had me absolutely absorbed. It took me into this whole gaming world of Oasis which is bigger than any game we know, but quite eerily could be the future of gaming. Or living. However you want to look at it. This book is well worth a read even if you’re not a gamer. The storytelling is amazing, and it’s such a unique YA story that I’ve never seen anything the likes of before.

Comic Book Breakdown: Scott Pilgrim is in love. With Ramona Flowers. Only awkward thing is he is the boyfriend of Knives Chow, a clingy band groupie. Scott wants to be with Ramona, but there’s one catch. In order to be with her he has to defeat her 7 evil ex-boyfriends. No easy feat. Very much a gaming style comic, it’s fun and light hearted and extremely witty. There’s 7 books in this series to read!

Why the comparison? There’s a very clear video game link between these two books. Plus also many pop culture related themes! Both books are kinda nerdy, but you don’t have to love comics to really get into Scott Pilgrim. If you’ve seen the Scott Pilgrim movie, then you know what you’re getting into. Very very cute illustrations and the book appearance is actually in a novel form too.

Want to grab yourself a copy? Right here (black and white) or if you prefer colour, try here. Of course you can also try your local library.


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