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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Y the Last Man 

So it ends.

60 issues on and Y the Last Man, what some have called the flagship title of modern DC Vertigo, has come to an end. It’s a quiet end, a “sixty years later” epilogue that gives us something like closure on Y‘s various threads. The Future, it turns out, is Going to Be All Right, though not without some heartache and setbacks. Clarity is given to the death of 355, and put against the backdrop of an entire lifetime, that death finds perspective; these things happen, that’s all. Not everything works out as it should, but I suppose one of the lessons learned is that the idea of things unfolding “as they should” is an illusory one at best. You just have to roll with what happens, from personal tragedies to worldwide gendercide.

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