Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I just noticed something from a five-year-old comic

Last night I re-read the first five volumes of Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim in preparation for the release of the sixth and final volume today, and just noticed something for the first time. In 2005's Vol. 2, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, there's a scene where Scott and Ramona walk through a playground (above), and the little ride-y spring things there bear the faces of title characters from some of O'Malley's peers' comics.

Namely, Salamander from Hope Larson's 2005 Salamander Dream

and Kean Soo's character Jellaby, who appeared online and in Flight anthologies before appearing in 2008's Jellaby from Hyperion.

Today a new trailer for the Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World video game apparently made it online, in connection with Comic-Con no doubt, and the playground Ramona and Scott are walking through in the panel at the top of the post shows up in the game, complete with Salamander and Jellaby ride-y spring things.

They're at the forty-second second mark or so: Surreal.

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