Sarah's Reviews > Y: The Last Man, Vol. 8: Kimono Dragons

Y by Brian K. Vaughan
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Apr 09, 2009

really liked it
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Read in April, 2009

And now we are coming towards the climatic showdown of Y the Last Man. Some time has passed between Kimono Dragons and Paper Dolls; Beth II has had her daughter, Beth III, and everyone's hair has grown longer, plus some off-hand mentions are made of life debts formed in skipped Asian countries--indications of lost parts of the journey.

But that's okay. It's about time this show got on the road and we learned about the mysterious Doctor M and the wayward ninja, Toyota. For me, this has long been the loosest thread of the story, one of the least plausible, and one that doesn't connect into the main characters or plot all that efficiently. However, the revelations made in this volume concerning Doctor Mann and her family history not only give her the best backstory by far, but also grant meaning and weight to this ninja and the destructive family dynamics that seem to have doomed Earth up until the gendercide.

So, hats off to Brian Vaughan and company for finally starting to bring everything together. And kudos as well for their racking up the humane interactions between Yorick and Agent 355, finally giving their dose of sexual tension a jumping-off point that is believable, funny and honest.

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