Y: The Last Man Vol. 8 — Kimono Dragons

December 4, 2006 | Trades


Y: The Last Man Vol. 8 — Kimono Dragons
Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, Goran Sudzuka, José Marzan Jr.
Vertigo/DC Comics
$19.99/$14.99 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

Reunited and it feels so good.
Not to get all Peaches And Herb on you, or to spoil any key plot points, but Kimono Dragons sees Yorick Brown, A.K.A. the last man on earth, finally locate his monkey Ampersand after the animal’s shocking abduction two collections ago.
But in typical Y: The Last Man fashion, there’s a beautifully bizarre road to be traveled in both the locating and the freeing of the little creature.
Yorick, along with his traveling companions, the mysterious Agent 355 and even more secretive Dr. Alison Mann (along with her new girlfriend, Rose), arrive in Japan in search of Ampersand, who contains the cure to the plague that wiped out all the men.
Y and 355 head to Tokyo on the monkey trail that involves android prostitutes, a Canadian Yakuza pop diva and more, while Rose and Mann head to the latter’s home in search of her mother and wind up in a fight for their lives and perhaps even the identity of the person behind the Gendercide.
Four year into its planned five-year run, Y: The Last Man is the model of consistency. The stories and weird, wonderful and utterly compelling and the mysteries built up over the life of the series will make for a heck of a payoff over the final year.

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