The Last One seems to share a lot of elements in common with Neil Gaiman's Sandman. Both stories are about a timeless god-like being and keeper of stories who's in the process of attaining personal enlightenment regarding his own immortality. Both feature stories within stories prominently. Myrwann's house and guests are reminiscent of the rooming house that Rose and Fiddler's Green called home in Sandman: The Doll's House. DeMatteis and Gaiman offer similar interpretations of angels and pre-Creation history. Todd Klein brings his unique touch to the lettering for both titles. There are many more comparisons I could draw. I'm not suggesting that DeMatteis mimicked Gaiman's popular work. It stands to reason that the success of Sandman would have an influence on other books in the Vertigo line. Now The Last One is published beyond that context, and it holds up quite well. Sandman fans will enjoy The Last One, but one needn't be familiar with Gaiman's opus to enjoy this book. Read Full Review
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