Y: The Last Man #9

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Pia Guerra Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: March 19, 2003 Cover Price: $2.95 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 7
8.0Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

"Cycles" Part 4 of 5.  In the penultimate chapter of this heartland horror story, the last man on Earth finally uncovers his hosts' dark secret.  And when Yorick has an unexpected reunion with someone from his past, blood is spilled.  Will this be the fall of man?

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Apr 3, 2003

    This series certainly knows how to keep its readers on their toes, as this issue offers up the big confrontation between Yorick and the gang of rabid man-hating Amazons who have been doggedly pursuing him, and by the end of this issue the situation between Yorick & his sister Hero has reached the point of no return for both these characters. Truth be told I really don't know what Yorick is going to do next, and while there is the obvious path that most heroes would take, the simple fact of the matter is that this is one of those heat of the moment encounters where a writer can easily take the unexpected path, and this book has shown it's not afraid to take the path less traveled. In fact this issue offers up a reveal shot that easily rates as one of the most shocking scenes I've seen since Snow White had half her head blown open over in "Fables". The book also does some nice work showing the women of Marrisville are not easily intimidated. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Kozlowski Mar 21, 2003

    Even though Vaughn resolves a number of prevailing storylines he still manages to exit on a cliffhanger. Robert McKee, author of the writers bible Story, says it best: ever-increasing forces of antagonism should confront the protagonists every action. Essentially, make Yorick work to get what he wants and never let your audience predict an outcome. Brian Vaughn not only understands this, he pounds it home with every issue. Read Full Review

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