When I first saw the movie at the midnight showing I was on the 3rd book. I was amazed at how well Edgar Wright was able to portray the first book and a half page by page. The art style was adapted so well. After seeing the movie I was determined to finish the series and see how everything else played out. The books have so much more back-story, hands down. Hundreds of pages compared to 2 hours of film seems a bit unfair. I recommend that everyone pick up the book boxset and just read the whole series. I know the feeling of seeing the movie, and definitely wanting to know more. You’ll notice some storylines are different, and some fights happen in different times in the film. There’s just so much more filled within the book. If I could I would have each book made into its own film hahaa. But yeah. It’s a bit weird to try and compare the film to the books. For what the film is, it’s amazing. Edgar Wright did a graphic novel movie adaptation justice. I do wish there was more time in the movie to explain past relationships, and really have Kim Pine be involved more. She was just a character that didn’t say much besides a few one-liners. In the books she is focused a lot more, an given a bigger supporting role in Scott’s life. I do enjoy the Scott Pilgrim Vs. The Animation short that they released, which animates the first chapter of the second book which gives you some insight on how Scott met Kim, and their friendship. Ramona in the film is different than book Ramona. I say that because you don’t get that much of an insight on her in the film. I mean you can only showcase so much in 2 hours. Scott and Ramona’s relationship spans throughout a year and a half in the book series. You get more of an understanding on why Scott is so hooked on her. The film takes place within a two week time period for the most part. I’ve had some people find it hard to believe Scott would really fight that hard for a girl he hasn’t known for too long, but after reading the books you see a a version of Ramona that isn’t watered-down. Lastly, Lisa Miller is a character that wasn’t included in the movie, although she is mentioned by name in one scene. She played such a role in Scott’s life throughout the books. I understand her not being in the film due to already having such a full cast of characters in a two hour movie. You would need half a movie to include her, and her actions towards Scott. Kim, Ramona, and Lisa aside, I feel that SPvtW was one of the best comic book movies I’ve ever seen. I suggest reading the first two books, then see the movie, then finish the series. That seemed to work out pretty well for me. In the end the books offer a long experience filled with amazing backstory and unique character progression. Sorry if this was a bit long, I really enjoy trying to answer this question :D Hope this was a bit insightful. Oh, and Joseph shoud have been in the movie, just saying. (He was going to but him and Hollie were cut out of the film before production, they even found an actor who could have played him.) Okay there you go.