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Y: The Last Man, Vol. 7: Paper Dolls (Y: The Last Man #7)

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The saga of Yorick Brown, the last man on Earth, continues in PAPER DOLLS, writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra's award-winning VERTIGO series. In addition to catching up on the adventures of Yorick's monkey Ampersand (whose body holds the key to stopping the male-killing plague) and telling the origin of Agent 355, PAPER DOLLS chronicles Yorick and 355's search f ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Vertigo
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Nov 02, 2011 Brandon rated it liked it
Shelves: comix, fiction, 2011, vertigo
Yorick finally makes it to Australia! While Dr. Mann and 355 agree to let Yorick take a look for his long lost girlfriend Beth, they encounter more trouble than expected.

This volume seemed more like a something Vaughn used to tie up loose ends. It felt as if almost nothing progressed here. We're met with two back stories that while interesting, failed to really alter the story in any way. That being said, it's not really all that bad, just not as great as the series has been.

Books 6 and 7 didn'
Mar 27, 2009 Shivesh rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
The lack of a solid story arc in this volume makes it a slow slog. However, it is apparent that some of the loose ends and other issues that Vaughan left hanging are slowly being pulled together for the stretch run into the conclusion of the series. This gets two stars for having "middle volume" syndrome. It gets boring at times but still has promise.

It is great to be able to read the entire series after it has concluded. This is an addictive story, because Vaughan succeeds in setting up an intr
Ryan Mishap
Sep 16, 2010 Ryan Mishap rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
This is getting to be like watching Lost or some action movie--intriguing set up, but as it is drawn out you start noticing where sex scenes and weirdness try to cover up the fact that the story is meandering, like maybe the author don't know quite where he be going. Or, maybe I'm wrong and it is meant to be "sexy" or something.

Anyway, I know food is short and all, but hunger doesn't turn every woman into a Barbie Doll with an impossibly thin waist, big boobs, and the like. I don't think it is
Jun 17, 2014 Stepheny rated it it was amazing
Is it just me or are these books freaking awesome?!

So much happens!! I love the story line. It just takes twists and turns that I wasn't expecting, yet you somewhat do expect. It's just incredible!

I am ready to kill this one bitch in here though! (view spoiler) How dare you be mean to that little monkey!! Poor little Ampersand! I just want to rescue the little monkey! And see that bitch get what is coming to her!!

Also, I love the artwork. If you aren't reading these
Oct 04, 2014 Hans rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This series frustrates me because I do enjoy it, but I want more. The author seriously only scratches the surface of the possibilities of how deep this series could go. So he brushes lightly over all the "gender" issues of what a female dominated world would look like.

In this one there is light brushing of the neo-drug trafficking of heroin as pain sedative both for physical pain as well as an existential emotional pain. Does this make drug-trafficking immoral? or are they saviors providing a b
Mar 24, 2012 Patrick rated it liked it
Paper Dolls

It started amazingly with those When Harry Met Sally style interviews. And it really felt like it was trying to say something profound about the media and the trashiness that this new world would carry over from the old one, but the idea and setup turned out be a lot more compelling than the payoff. All the possibilites and they just kinda cowered down and called it a day quick...

...then the big random heavy plot twist and reintroduction of the Israeli unappreciated.

The Ho
Jan 19, 2015 Licha rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel, series
4 stars. This one brought tears to my eyes twice. I hope it continues on its upward streak. The past volumes had begun to get a bit tedious and one-note.

In this volume:

--The group makes a short detour to Australia before heading to Japan. Yorick hopes he can find Beth#1 before they head out to Japan in search of Ampersand. While in Australia, Yorick encounters a journalist who's on a mission to find proof of men-sightings. This could spell disaster for Yorick if the rest of the world becomes aw
Geez, Yorick. =_=
Jan 28, 2016 Tarina rated it it was ok

Vaughan is very good at making you care about his characters. Also, bringing back characters you never though you'd see again. And subtle word play.

For personal reasons, I'm a little bummed Dr. Mann revealed not only is she Japanese, she's...bum bum baaa...half-Japanese and that this is, like, a thing to white people. Oh how I wish I could launch into a diatribe about the long list of creepy experiences I've had from being cursed with Japanese blood. But now it makes sense why one creepy wh
John Wiswell
Feb 24, 2008 John Wiswell rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Comics readers, post-apocalyptic readers
Thank goodness, Y: The Last Man feels earnest again. The drama, emotion between characters, and even the humor return to top notch (though there is one joke that will challenge your suspension of disbelief; think "theme restaurants") in two really strong stories. The first story takes the crew to Australia, along a mildly absurd conflict a tabloid reporter out to exploit rumors of a last man on earth. The second, more poignant story is Hero visiting Beth's church. For whatever reason, Beth is th ...more
Tyler Hill
Sep 04, 2011 Tyler Hill rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
I think my biggest complaint with this title right now is just that I feel like it should be better than it is. Vaughan's tackling some interesting ideas here, ranging from a news reporter discovering Yorick exists, to how the Catholic church is progressing in a post-male world. But, despite the interesting ideas, the execution just strikes me as really pedestrian.

There is some interesting stuff her, and the book is a page-turner overall. But, again, I just feel like it could be more. I haven't
Stronger than the last volume in terms of advancing the story, this volume nevertheless felt a bit disconnected. We get to see lots of pieces of the whole story but the jumping around between people, places, and times lacked some structure. It’s not a total mess, but the great story planning of the first volumes seems to have gone the way of man.
On a more positive note. Lots of old faces make an appearance and add to the intrigue, plus we get to learn more about 355’s past and see where Ampersa
Jan 06, 2012 Jelinas rated it liked it
Another of the weaker volumes in the series, but this one at least moves the story along a bit.

In this volume, Yorick & Friends stop to refuel in Australia before continuing on to Japan in search of Ampersand. This allows Yorick the opportunity to search for his fiancee, Beth Deville, who was in Australia when he last communicated with her.

We also learn a little more about Agent 355's history, which isn't as compelling as it could be, in my opinion. It's a pretty standard story of childhood
May 22, 2016 Bhanuj rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-read-comics
Finally a full frontal of Yorrick Junior. ;) 5 stars and 5 cheers for the last dick on earth. Though in yorrick's defence it was a cold night and he had a gun to his head. Fear and cold shrinks the pecker.
Feb 05, 2016 Melinda rated it really liked it
Man in a burka stripped nude for a tabloid photo. This series is genius. We see 355's origin story. Plus we visit new Beth and discuss how twisted the Catholic church's view of women is. 4.5 stars.
Emma Lauren
Jul 09, 2015 Emma Lauren rated it it was amazing
Paper Dolls by Brian K. Vaughan was the seventh of the Y: The Last Man Saga. This story adds in shocking relationship twists, new ideas on war, and the back story on everyone's favorite character, Ampersand. Can't wait for volume 8!
Mar 27, 2016 Niina rated it liked it
Shelves: dystopia, sarjakuva
Ah, Yorick ja hänen hauskat populaarikulttuuri viittauksensa: "Soylent Green!". Seitsemäs albumi Y:The Last Man -sarjassa kertoo mm. lisää taustoja agentti 355:stä, ninja tytöstä ja siitä toisesta Bethistä, jonka Yorick tapasi aiemmin matkallaan tosirakkautensa luokse. Toivottavasti myös Apersandin (kapusiiniapina) ja Yorickin tiet kohtaavat pian.
Harry Lawrence
Sep 18, 2015 Harry Lawrence rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015, comics-and-gns
This volume seemed a lot slower than those that preceeded it. The story moved along just enough to keep me interested but was quite underwhelming by the end. Just 3 volumes left now though until the end of the series so I hope they pick back up next time.
Mar 07, 2015 Erika rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Not my favorite volume in the series, but I still enjoyed it and can't wait to see what happens next!
Jun 20, 2015 Darlene rated it really liked it
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Sep 04, 2015 Melody rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
this series is so good :)
Brandon James
Dec 29, 2014 Brandon James rated it really liked it
This volume of Y: The Last Man really stands out among the last few volumes and not because of the main story, which continues to drag. Honestly, I've just about given up on Yorick, his gang and his main quest, which I think I had stopped caring about 5-6 issues (a volume or so) ago.

Where this volume really shines is with the three stories that deal with characters we don't see that often, or who we haven't seen in a while. My favorite has to be issue 40, the fourth issue in this volume, that de
Oct 06, 2007 Trin rated it really liked it
All the stuff set in Australia was interesting (poor Yorick and his little Yorick), but I found the 355 backstory really disappointing. The bookends were lame, and the actual meat of the tale told us almost nothing we didn't already know. It is a bad sign when you make the monkey's backstory more interesting than that of one of your main characters. Still...the monkey's backstory was pretty cool?
Wing Kee
Jun 25, 2016 Wing Kee rated it really liked it
More of the same it it is good.

I have so far been really surprised with this series, it's not what I expect it to be and it's so good. So, what do we get this arc? More of the same? Yes please!

World: The art is just as great, wonderful emotions that drive this character driven piece. The world building is also great, but it mostly serves the story. We still don't have a large picture of the grand scheme of the world but that's not the point of the story, this is Yorick's and his cast of characte
Aug 10, 2008 Brandice rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: comic lovers
Shelves: comics
I've been trying to pace myself and read one volume of Y per week, but after reading this one, I read 8 and 9 in the same evening, just because I want to know how it all ends. This is a good series. :)
P. Kirby
Jan 02, 2014 P. Kirby rated it it was amazing
In which we learn that Ampersand is an escape artist like his master. Better really.

And Yorick's junk becomes front page news, much to his chagrin. "I was like, preternaturally flaccid."

Yorick, 355 and Dr. Mann make a stop in Sidney, Australian, still destined for Japan to rescue Ampersand. There Yorick makes an attempt to find his fiancee, Beth. He doesn't find Beth, but he does manage to get himself forced at gunpoint to take nude photos, by a journalist. Meanwhile Rose, formerly a member of t
Belinda (TheBookBuddies)
May 20, 2016 Belinda (TheBookBuddies) rated it really liked it
Shelves: trade-paperbacks
We're getting closer to the end and I am learning interesting things about the characters. 355's past was the best part of the trade for me
Feb 13, 2016 John rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novel
The adventure continues in the land down under.Yorick and agent 355 go off in search of Yoricks lost love Beth.Along the way they encounter a pesky reporter who gets a rather racy pic of Yorick which she intends to post on the cover of the tabloid magazine she works for.This leads to Yorick and agent 355 tracking down the reporter in hopes that they can prevent the photo from reaching the press.

We also learn of agent 355 origin and how her earlier years molded her into the hardened woman she has
Meg McGregor
Sep 27, 2015 Meg McGregor rated it liked it
Shelves: dystopian
This is the seventh in a series of ten books that describes Yorick Brown's adventures as literally, the last man on Earth. A plague has wiped out all life having a Y chromosome except Yorick and his monkey, Ampersand.

Well, my hopes that this book would be better than the last two were not fulfilled but it was a decent enough read.

I do like 355's backstory. It helps to explain how driven she is but also shows the reader why she is so vulnerable at the same time.

I just could have gone my entire li
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Born in Cleveland in 1976, Brian K. Vaughan is the Eisner, Harvey, and Shuster Award-winning writer and co-creator of the critically acclaimed comics series Y: The Last Man, Runaways, and Ex Machina (picked as one of the ten best works of fiction of 2005 by Entertainment Weekly).

Recently named "Writer of the Year" by Wizard Magazine, and one of the “top ten comic writers of all time” by Comic Boo
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