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Review: Y’s the Last Man Vol. 6

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Here we are again with another volume that doesn’t advance the story enough to be relevant. It really says something where you could take out five issues from a series, or condense it down to one full story driven issue, and it still get it’s points across. Now that doesn’t mean this wasn’t an entertaining set of comics, but it’s making me walk away from the series a bit before I burn myself out. I’m more than halfway done with the series, but at this rate I don’t see me finishing them. So I’ll walk away, read a few novels, then return because I am overall wanting to find out where Yorick’s tale ends.

This all takes place on a boat, with Yorick and his crew on their way to Australia to find Beth, who SPOILERS, he has cheated on and is kissing any women who throws him flirty eyes. Setting that aside, some minor stuff happens involving submarines, more women pissed, and 355 and Dr. Mann hook up briefly. Death happens to minor characters, which has been a complaint of mine that anybody they meet up with will ultimately die shortly after.

But I am anxious to see how they handle Beth and Yorick meeting up, or if it ever happens. You are eluded to Beth a few times, who has been almost non existent until now. There is still some great writing and character development in this volume, but I just want the story to move along. I’m ready for some answers, and ready to see where Vaughan is taking this amazing story he created.

I give Vol. Six 3 submarines full of crazy women out of five.

Book Review: Y: The Last Man: Vol. V

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While I’m still loving this series to pieces, the last volume was getting a bit stale for my taste. I did this with The Walking Dead, I read it for a while but the story became so farfetched that I abandoned around issue 90, which was way longer than I wanted to read. This series was beginning to go nowhere for me, but I’m sticking with it, and glad I did. Vol. V is starting to reveal some plot points started since the beginning, and now has a few twists that has me already reaching for the next volume.

Book Review: Y’s The Last Man Vol. IV

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I’ve been enjoying this series, catching up on some older Brian Vaughan work after falling in love with his Saga series. Book IV is the weakest book I’ve read so far in the Y series but i still thoroughly enjoyed the story told. Yorick is still on the run to the lab with his posse searching for answers as to why he is the only man on Earth. My only complaint with this book is that it didn’t really move the story ahead.

Book IV is a collection of five different comics, but the story is starting to get into a loop of meeting new characters and immediately killing them off. There is a lot of death going on and I was able to guess which characters would be killed off when Yorick met them (spoiler, almost all of them.) But that minor complaint aside, it is still an entertaining look at a world where women rule the land. I’m immediately going to jump into book V and still love the writing, the art style, and am invested in where this story is going.

Brian Vaughan is known for creating vivid worlds with interesting characters, and Y’s The Last Man is a great testament to that. Character dialogue is always fun and witty with a few chuckles strewn about. It’s a good series to get into while I want for Saga to come out.

I give book IV 4 Ampersand monkey throwing feces out of 5.