Y: The Last Man #17

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Paul Chadwick Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: December 3, 2003 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 4
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Part 2 of the 2-part "Comedy & Tragedy," featuring guest penciller Paul Chadwick (Concrete).  It's opening night of the all-female Fish & Bicycle Theater Company's controversial new play.  But if a mysterious visitor from Japan gets her way, the show may have the shortest run in the history of modern drama.   When the curtain finally falls, will anyone be alive to see it?

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Dec 15, 2003

    An enjoyable little detour, and I wouldn't mind seeing the book take an occasional trip away from Yorick and his group, as there's a wealth of untold stories just waiting to be told. However, I suspect that Brian K. Vaughan probably wants to stick pretty close to the cast he's invested so much attention in, and I did find that I was rather pleased when Yorick and his group arrived in the story, so perhaps it's for the best that this was just a quick two issue diversion. However, the cast members of this play company made for an interesting change of pace, and I hope they cross paths with Yorick's group again. Now this arc is a bit more humorous than the previous ones, as the one element of the story that could be seen as serious-minded is given a rather comical ending as the mysterious ninja pulls a quick fade once the gun appears. Plus the issue actually ends with almost a freeze frame style moment as a character utters a line that is almost groan inducing. However, most of the comedy Read Full Review

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