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Cannonball 51: Y: The Last Man, Volume X: Whys and Wherefores by Brian K. Vaughan

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 10: Whys and Wherefores by Brian K. Vaughan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Whys and Wherefores is a beautiful ending to a fantastic series. Plot lines are tied up, confrontations come to heads, and our heroes find resolution, although not the pat, happy endings you might hope for. Brian […]

Cannonball 50: Y: The Last Man, Volume IX: Motherland by Brian K. Vaughan

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 9: Motherland by Brian K. Vaughan My rating: 5 of 5 stars We’re cranking up for a bang-up finale. Motherland does a great job of ramping up the excitement and keeping the revelations coming at a steady rate. We finally discover the identity of Toyota’s employer, and that leads to […]

Cannonball 49: Y: The Last Man, Volume VIII: Kimono Dragons by Brian K. Vaughan

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 8: Kimono Dragons by Brian K. Vaughan My rating: 4 of 5 stars Now, we’re getting somewhere. Yorick & Crew arrive in Tokyo. They’re being stalked by Toyota, a ninja assassin. They go to confront Dr. Mann’s mother, a Japanese scientist. There’s a lot of action in this volume, and […]

Cannonball 48: Y: The Last Man, Volume VII: Paper Dolls by Brian K. Vaughan

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 7: Paper Dolls by Brian K. Vaughan My rating: 3 of 5 stars Another of the weaker volumes in the series, but this one at least moves the story along a bit. In this volume, Yorick & Friends stop to refuel in Australia before continuing on to Japan in search […]

Cannonball 47: Y: The Last Man, Volume VI: Girl on Girl by Brian K. Vaughan

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 6: Girl on Girl by Brian K. Vaughan My rating: 3 of 5 stars 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 […]

Cannonball 46: Y: The Last Man, Volume V: Ring of Truth by Brian K. Vaughan

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 5: Ring of Truth by Brian K. Vaughan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Surprises. That’s what makes “Ring of Truth” such a great volume. Yorick, in a fight with some members of a ruthless offshoot of the Culper Ring, loses the engagement ring he had planned to give to […]

Cannonball 45: Y: The Last Man, Volume IV: Safeword by Brian K. Vaughan

Y: The Last Man: Y – The Last Man Bd. 4. Offenbarungen: Bd 4 by Brian K. Vaughan My rating: 4 of 5 stars “Safeword” introduces a new character: Agent 711, a retired Culper Ring agent who’s also a friend of 355’s. She helps Yorick to take a deeper look at the reasons behind his […]

Cannonball 44: Y: The Last Man, Volume III: One Small Step by Brian K. Vaughan

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 3: One Small Step by Brian K. Vaughan My rating: 4 of 5 stars When we last left Yorick, we learned that, orbiting Earth in the international space station, there were three astronauts — two of whom were men. If these men are able to land safely on Earth, and […]

Cannonball 43: Y: The Last Man, Volume II: Cycles by Brian K. Vaughan

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 2: Cycles by Brian K. Vaughan My rating: 5 of 5 stars The tale of Yorick Brown, the last man on earth, continues with Yorick’s trek across America to help Dr. Mann get back to her lab in San Francisco and find out how Yorick and Ampersand survived the plague. […]

Cannonball 42: Y: The Last Man, Volume I: Unmanned by Brian K. Vaughan

Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned by Brian K. Vaughan My rating: 5 of 5 stars Brian K. Vaughan’s graphic novel Y: The Last Man is smart, funny, and raises some interesting questions. It’s one of the best graphic novels I’ve ever read. Yorick Brown is a former English major and amateur escape artist […]

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