Ever since I started to seriously read comics again, I’ve been hearing of Scott Pilgrim. So I finally picked up a copy of the 1st volume two weeks ago. And I’ve finally finished it.
I found it vaguely amusing at parts and the art was appealing to me. Despite my love for super-powered fights, I thought those fight scenes actually pulled me out of the story instead of sucking me in. Supposedly, the second volume is better so I might actually give it another chance. If I still feel so meh about it, I doubt I’ll ever read the rest of it.
It’s funny I suppose. I like superhero comics but I find it quite difficult to get into any other genre of comics / graphic novels. Maus was ok. The Minx line that DC used to have was alright too but I never really liked them all that much. I have no appreciation for any of the classics-turned-into-graphic-novels books either. Never got into the Sandman. Don’t really read any manga. Strangely though I really like webcomics.
I do think that comics are a fun medium. Perhaps I just never got my hands on any non-superhero comics that would appeal to me.