By: Brian K. Vaughan (Writer), Pia Guerra (Pencils), Jose Marzan Jr. (Inks)
Warning: The last issue of Y: The Last Man is a tear jerker. It’s a great send off to one of the most consistently good books of the past five years. Issue #60 showcases the best of Brian K. Vaughan’s talents as he touches upon all the main characters of the book and gives them a proper send off.
The book takes places 60 years later, showing us what’s become of Yorick Brown and (wo)mankind. The world seems to be a more stable place now, with the problems that plagued nations before the fall of men, becoming more commonplace. Yorick is an old man now, a man who’s thought to be broken, inviting death to take him. And as he converses with a lowly visitor, Vaughan takes us on a trip down memory lane, dropping hints of what happened after issue #59. There’s one particular scene involving Ampersand that’s particularly emotional.
Like Vaughan, Pia Guerra puts her heart into every single panel. Her double splash page of France is breathtaking and the emotions she puts on her characters’ faces are unforgettable. I don’t know how hard it was for her to drawn this issue, but there’s a particular sadness about it.
Hats off to the entire team of Y: The Last Man. As someone who’s been on board since the beginning, it’s hard seeing this series end, but it’s ending doesn’t cheat you. Instead, it makes you smile. (Grade: A+)
– J. Montes
A Second Opinion
I was lost for a moment after the “60 Years from Now” title. What? I won’t be able to see what happened to Yorick?! Then came the flashbacks. Much better.
Beth and Hero. WOW! I didn’t expect that.
For the Spanish uneducated, “Alas” means “Wings”. But it’s not that hard to understand. It was bittersweet to see all the characters for the last time. I’m going to miss them. (Grade: A)