|The New Cover|
While only the first volume is currently in the new format, volume 2 comes in November, it seems apparent that this is a gorgeous way to read an already great series. The pages have been increased about 1 inch in either dimension, with new lettering to accomodate the stretch. the art still looks great, and Nathan Fairbairn did a wonderful job as colorist.
In addition to the re-sizing and colors, the color edition comes with character notes and extended background from O'Malley about the creation and development of the characters and series. As a fairly avid fan of the series, I was happy to get some nifty trivia and insight to the making of "Scott Pilgrim". Included in the back are character sketches, photo comparisons of panels to Toronto locations, and O'Malley's original pitch for the series.
Now, recommending a purchase of the re-release is tricky. Until now I did not actually own any of the series, instead I borrowed them from my roommate, this made buying the color edition an easy decision. However, if you already own or have access to the original versions, don't feel the need to walk out right now and buy the new editions; but if you are anything like me, you will probably want to get your hands on the new editions.