Y: The Last Man #18

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Pia Guerra Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: January 7, 2004 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Part 1 of the new 3-part story "Safeword," featuring the debut of new cover artist Aron Weisenfeld.  The last man on earth and his companions travel to Colorado, hoping to find medical attention for ailing pet monkey Ampersand.  After an explosive encounter with a posse of female marshals, the group takes shelter with a retired agent of the mysterious Culper Ring.  Will this alluring woman become Yorick's most valuable ally...or his greatest enemy?  For more information, see the feature article.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 14, 2004

    This book does seem to have thrive on a formula that I can't see working on any other title, as unless it's the final issue of an arc this book always seems to end with a cliffhanger, and in my mind I can't think of a single issue where I was disappointed by how one of these endings was resolved. This of course leaves me hopeful when it comes to this issue's ending, which didn't grab me quite as effectively as previous cliffhangers have. Now part of it was the simple fact that the cover to the issue pretty much spells out this issue's surprise twist, so the final page isn't nearly as shocking as it might've been had I gone in cold. However, seeing how Yorick manages to extract himself from this situation should be fun, and considering this woman is a close friend of Agent 355 we could also get an interesting situation where Agent 355 has to decide which side of this story she is willing to believe. This issue also contains another one of those ominous hints where Yorick is laying out t Read Full Review

Reviews for the Week of...