First revealed at the first annual Lunar Distribution summit at New York Comic Con, Oni Press is proud to announce SP20, an anniversary initiative celebrating 20 years of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s iconic SCOTT PILGRIM series, following the debut of SCOTT PILGRIM TAKES OFF! – the upcoming Netflix anime series co-written and produced by O’Malley that will debut worldwide on November 17th.
“It’s been fun to return to Scott Pilgrim’s world in a new animated series after so many years away. Thanks to all the fans, these books have stood the test of time and continue to find a new audience. For the 20th anniversary, I hope to give readers the best editions of Scott Pilgrim we’ve ever seen,” said creator Bryan Lee O’Malley.
Spanning 2024 with a selection of all-new and newly remastered items, the centerpiece of SP20 will be two meticulously designed, ultra-premium box set collections – one in color, the other in newly remastered black and white preserving the series’ original vision in hardcover for the very first time. Featuring new designs by Eisner Award nominee Patrick Crotty and curated by O’Malley himself, both the SCOTT PILGRIM 20th ANNIVERSARY COLOR HARDCOVER BOX SET and SCOTT PILGRIM 20th ANNIVERSARY B&W HARDCOVER BOX SET will come packaged in deluxe, clamshell collector’s boxes loaded with new art and limited-edition bonus items that will soon be revealed.
Both the SCOTT PILGRIM 20th ANNIVERSARY COLOR HARDCOVER BOX SET and SCOTT PILGRIM 20th ANNIVERSARY B&W HARDCOVER BOX SET will be released in July 2024, in advance of Comic Con International in San Diego.
Other upcoming SP20 initiatives across 2024 will include the first-ever SCOTT PILGRIM PRINT PORTFOLIO – featuring a collection of classic and new images, personally selected by O’Malley – alongside limited-run merchandise, and more.
“Year after year, SCOTT PILGRIM’s reach and influence only continues to grow, and the impact of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s contributions to the craft of comics and global pop culture reverberate now more than ever,” said Hunter Gorinson, President & Publisher of Oni Press. “As the entire Oni team readies itself to celebrate of 20 years of one of the 21st century’s greatest and most enduring series, it’s an immense privilege to work alongside Bryan as we prepare a slate of anniversary tributes that will give SCOTT PILGRIM’s many millions of fans around the world much to look forward to in the months ahead.”
“Scott’s adventures endure because they’re so relatable at that pivotal age into adulthood and independence when everything is about discovery and first loves,” said Sierra Hahn, Oni Press Editor-in-Chief. “Repackaging the books in unforgettable, collectable worthy boxes for fans and showcasing the series’s kinetic energy for a new generation of readers is a real privilege in publishing.”
Debuting in 2004 with the publication of SCOTT PILGRIM’S PRECIOUS LITTLE LIFE, Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Eisner Award-winning, New York Times best-selling SCOTT PILGRIM series has garnered universal acclaim as one of the 21st century’s most successful and influential entries into the canon of graphic literature. Chronicling the adventures of 19-year-old Toronto native Scott Pilgrim as he meets the literal girl of his dreams, Ramona Flowers, only to find himself battling a gauntlet of her seven evil exes, the series’ runaway success across six graphic novel volumes paved the way for 2010’s much acclaimed SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD feature film adaptation – directed by Edgar Wright and starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Brie Larson, Chris Evans, and many more – and 2023’s upcoming debut of SCOTT PILGRIM TAKES OFF! – the brand-new Netflix anime series reuniting the entirety of the feature film’s original cast and debuting globally on November 17th.