Girl on Girl was probably my least favorite volume in the series.
In this volume, Yorick & Co. cross the Pacific Ocean in their quest to recover Yorick’s monkey, Ampersand, who may hold the key to curing the plague that wiped out the “man” half of mankind.
There are some random subplots here, and Vaughan’s twists and turns in this volume are rather two-dimensional, which is a disappointment considering how artfully he was able to turn societal conventions on their heads in some of the earlier volumes of this series.
There are pirates and spies and I felt rather beat over the head with the whole idea of “Yorick can’t trust anyone,” and, yes, yes, I get it, he has to be careful. There’s also a whole lot of “fair is foul and foul is fair” — the ally turns out to be a villain but then turns out not to be as villainous as she was believed to be. I’d call that a spoiler, but it’s such a thin device that watching it unveiled leaves you with an overwhelming sense of “meh.”
This volume doesn’t do much to advance the series, but the worst volume of this series is still a sight better than the best volumes in some others, so it’s still worth reading.