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Final Scott Pilgrim comic coming weeks before film’s release

Toronto-based comic book creator Bryan Lee O’Malley made an announcement today about the final volume of his popular Scott Pilgrim series, in which Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil ex-boyfriends (or sometimes girlfriends). The sixth book, Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour (Oni Press), will be available on July 20. That’s two days before the San Diego Comic Con, where O’Malley will make an appearance, and about three weeks before Scott Pilgrim vs. the World hits theatres on August 13. Joe Nozemack, publisher at Oni Press, says this in the release:

I’m convinced that Scott Pilgrim will go down as one of those series that changed comics forever. When I’m out and see someone wearing a Scott Pilgrim T-shirt or sitting in a cafe reading one of the books, I get so excited about comics entering the mainstream and to know that Oni Press’ books are helping lead the way, it’s an indescribable feeling.

Earlier this week, O’Malley released a teaser movie poster for the upcoming film adaptation, which stars Michael Cera. The tagline reads, An epic of epic epicness.