Read Y: The Last Man, Vol. 7: Paper Dolls by Brian K. Vaughan Pia Guerra Goran Sudžuka José Marzán Jr. Online


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 fThe 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 for Yorick's fiancee Beth in Australia -- a search that yields a large dose of unwanted publicity for the Last Man, and deadly consequences for those he cares for!Collects Y: The Last Man issues #37-#42...

Title : Y: The Last Man, Vol. 7: Paper Dolls
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Y: The Last Man, Vol. 7: Paper Dolls Reviews

  • Brandon
    2018-11-18 14:21

    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't really leave as large of an impression on me as the earlier installments. I'm hoping that Vaughn has a plan here; that the series doesn't become a jumbled mess. I have 3 more entries to go and I have pretty high expectations! C'mon Vaughn, don't let me down!

  • Arnis
    2018-11-20 16:01

  • Shivesh
    2018-11-20 13:24

    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 intriguing premise and taking us along for the long ride to see how it all ends. This volume is slightly disappointing in its pace, but all the right characters are being positioned, whether it is physically or emotionally. Hopefully Vaughan has more good stories coming up.Yorick has grown up since the first stories, but he remains unfocused and confused. Every hero needs a mission, an inspiration; its tough to see where Yorick is supposed to get his from.The art is top quality, as usual from the Vertigo imprint. But it seems the original artist, Pia Guerra can't keep up and the creative team is bringing in one guest artist after the other. It gets annoying after a while but the story is still well told.

  • Ryan Mishap
    2018-11-22 13:25

    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 too much to ask for a little realism in our comic books. Comic people want it both ways sometimes: they want their art, stories to be taken seriously as literature with something to say about our lives, societies, and worlds, but they create characters that do not resemble people in the real world, forgetting that most people don't fit the beauty ideal they draw on.

  • Shannon Appelcline
    2018-12-08 21:21

    Unfortunately, not a lot seems to happen in this volume. There's nothing wrong with it per se, but you could probably skip right past it and barely notice.Paper Dolls (#37-39). Yorick stops in Australia; hi-jinx ensue. I guess it's nice to see a story about the possibility of Yorick being outed, but there's overall not a lot of bite to this story, other than the nice opportunity to continue Beth's story [6/10].The Hour of our Death (#40). This one-off about Beth II actually has some depth to it, since we've come to care about both her and Hero. The church-related satire doesn't quite work, but the interactions between the two women are interesting [6+/10].Button (#41). The backstory for 355. There's nothing particularly surprising here, but it's nice to learn a bit of her history [6/10].One Thousand Typewriters (#42). The backstory for Ampersand. There's one interesting reveal and one plot point, which makes it pretty decent [6/10].

  • Stepheny
    2018-11-22 20:22

    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)[ Toyota!!!! (hide 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 yet, you are really missing out!

  • Nadine
    2018-12-19 21:04

    Not as good as previous volumes, but the set up for coming volumes has be excited!

  • Anna
    2018-11-27 17:19

    ooh 355 backstory! plus the Swiss guards and the Pope-hunting nun. <33

  • Licha
    2018-12-16 20:06

    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 aware of his existance. --We learn how 355 came to be an agent of the Culper Ring and also an insight into her tragic childhood. This was the first shed of tears for the volume.--Dr. Mann and Rose get closer but is she really one of the good guys?--The Israeli woman Tse'Elon comes back to handle matters with Yorick's mom.--Hero delivers a letter to Beth#2 that Yorick had written prior to him leaving overseas. She makes a shocking discovery when she meets Beth#2. After Hero saves Beth#2 from a nun and her crew, Hero asks Beth to join her on a road trip to make another delivery to the two twin scientists who were last left to care for the pregnant astronaut.--Love the drawing of 355 as a child. The art is always superb. I love the story of how 355 came to wear her blazer. This scene made 355's loss of her dad even more poignant. There's also some background story to 355's mentor that leads into another arc where the group is about to be attacked by some cannibal women.--Second instance of tear shedding: We finally see Ampersand again. There's a glimpse into Ampersand's life pre-Yorick where he was a victim of some cruel lab experiments. It was a little confusing what excatly Ampersand had to do with Dr. Mann and Yorick before he even met them but hopefully this will all clear up in the next volumes. Poor Ampersand is also a victim of animal cruelty by his kidnapper Toyota. I have fallen in love with Ampersand and I was angry and sad to see what the poor monkey had to endure. Last we see him out at sea inside a seagull's nest or fleeing from his tormentor away from the ship and into the bustling port of Japan. It's not quite clear.I am ready for the next volumes. I have a feeling these are going to get better and better from this point on.

  • Patrick
    2018-12-19 15:21

    Paper DollsIt 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 Hour of Our DeathThe other Beth and the Catholic church oh man did this have some fire under it...until the Spanish (German?) missionaries showed up and everything went full retard. I love other Beth...what a good character, that really didn't have to be...and Hero has kinda grown on this had me hyped for something that just never came together.ButtonsA Lost style issue about 355...should be awesome right? I mean Yorick's, Hero's and Beth's were all awesome, so this has to be compelling right? Nope. If it was gonna be so pedestrian and cookie cutter with every detail already implied and expected, than Vaughan just shouldn't have made it.It's funny. As kind of blah and ridiculous and random as this book has been, it's got me so hungry to finish the series ASAP. The real hunger for more.1,000 TypewritersHey, let's give Ampersand a flashback issue too. Why the fuck not? .....I guess a piece of this is important to the endgame? Sure.

  • Hans
    2018-11-23 14:11

    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 balm to the wounded?Then there is the Australian Navy that is one of the only functioning Navies and only one with functioning submarines because they allowed females to serve. So of course the countries where females served in combat roles have an upper hand over those that don't.Then there is the Tabloid-News Journalist who writes about possible 'male sightings' because it sells. This character illustrates how females also have a baser side and even without males and all their drama females still love a good gossipy story.All in all each book is another brush stroke on the canvas of a "Man-free World". Unfortunately the colors are not very bold, and are more like pastel.

  • Maria Kramer
    2018-11-29 13:19

    Yorick and friends finally get to Australia. Is their journey over? Not by a long shot.

  • Lena
    2018-11-28 19:29

    4.5 starsDidn't really further the story along because it was mostly backstory, but still really cool

  • Ashish Iyer
    2018-11-23 16:15

    Review in Volume 10.

  • ✿ cassandra ✿
    2018-12-17 18:22

    Geez, Yorick. =_=

  • Mateen Mahboubi
    2018-12-07 16:29

    Not much happens here but I enjoyed this much more than volume 6 which almost turned me off of continuing the series. As we approach the end, there are loose ends to tie off and a bit more character to develop which was fine by me. A quick read.

  • Kate
    2018-12-18 21:20

    The search for Ampersand is on and Yorrick opens this volume with desperately trying to get some time to look for Beth. They are in Australia after all. We get some of 355's backstory and we even get back to Hero and her revisiting a character from another volume. That story was probably my favourite.

  • Nashid
    2018-11-26 16:16

    Updates on key characters, higher stakes, the beginning of a chase, the same dumb, insufferable asshole.......

  • Tiffany Lynn Kramer
    2018-11-30 16:10

    So happy to see Ampersand again and find out a little of 355's past.

  • Liz B
    2018-11-23 19:24

    Oooh, this was a good one. So much backstory, and really good backstory for 355. Also, omg male nudity. Memorable for that if nothing else.And also quite a few loose ends to be tied up in the next 3 volumes! I do have a sinking suspicion that the final reveal is going to be a huge letdown. Ah well! Onward!!

  • Darth
    2018-12-02 19:03

    Okay.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 white weeb from college kept bugging me to read Y the Last Man. Anyway. While pondering that, I realized that two of the three main characters are subversive. One is a badass, strong African American woman and another is a half Japanese, super smart scientist. Yet the main main character is just some bumbling white dude. Not subversive at all, and I mean, Vaughan at times has poked fun at this, but I hope he does something really cool with this before the ending, which is swiftly approaching. Also! I am somewhat disgusted to announce: Vaughan has graduated to full weeaboo buy including actual kanji and hirigana in his Japanese dialogue, whereas before it was just (literally) "Hai, domo arigato" (smh smh smh). I don't understand why this is a thing??????? He has *several* other languages throughout this series, but just writes those in English and indicates that they are another language by using these symbols "<>" at the beginning and end. Yet, he has to prove he knows Japanese or something by writing in Japanese. Seriously, I've about had it with the ridiculous appropriation of the Japanese culture. And being obsessed with a culture because you like anime or manga or Japanese girls or sushi or karate or video games or Shinto and masking this *racism* under the guise of appreciation is fucking bullshit. The ending terrified me, not because it was scary but because they Japanese sexy ninja lady stepped of the boat to a depiction of Japan that looked like it was from the 1940s, complete with straw rice hats, bamboo buildings, people wearing geta and yukatas, people *holding fish*, etc. etc. I can just picture the creation of this scene..."And draw them with those funny shoes that like lift them up, you know like Billy Bob Thorton's character wears in Princess Mononoke". Sigh. White people. (Also, like 98% of things I've read/watched recently have either been heavily invested in appropriating or somehow otherwise incorporating Japan/the Japanese culture. Why?)

  • John Wiswell
    2018-12-17 21:28

    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 the same light she was volumes ago, infinitely more engaging, sympathetic and interesting than any of the other secondary characters from the series' run, and the promise of her being important in the longrun is very refreshing. Best of all, plot threads are picked up again and it actually feels like the story is going somewhere (a good feeling to have with three volumes left). I can't think of a better volume in the series to date (though don't even think about jumping on here; start from the beginning).

  • Tyler Hill
    2018-12-13 17:26

    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 really mentioned the art work by Pia Guarra in my previous reviews, but I'm beginning to wonder if part of the fault lies at her feet. She's a solid and capable artist. But, at times I feel like her rather straightforward and unadorned art style might be actually undermining what could potentially be more interesting scenes.Anyhow, we are drawing closer to the conclusion of this title now, so I'm hoping (and suspecting) that things will pick up. Because, frankly, they sort of need to.

  • Jelinas
    2018-11-25 15:22

    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 trauma that eventually turned her into a hardened soul who could only be softened by the right people. Meh and meh.This volume also sees Yorick's existence revealed to the rest of the world. Ehhh, once again, it doesn't do much to propel the story forward, and ultimately becomes more of a MacGuffin than anything else.But since the series overall is so innovative, it's easy to overlook a few less-than-great volumes.

  • Samantha
    2018-12-11 13:17

    god, it's the same! the same! what can I say except I think this world is way too violent for a world without men. the idea that women would pick up the entire military mantle without blinking, that israel would still be just as sure that other countries want to wipe it off the face of the earth...there IS a difference in women's governance and men's governance. women tend to do more coalition building. so you're telling me that in brian vaughan's opinion, there would be no change in using violence for conflict resolution if nearly every man dropped dead? for one thing, women would bond in mourning their dead sons, husbands, etc. I will never get over this fatal flaw in this series, which is incredibly violent - the characters are constantly being shot at or attacked with swords. ridiculous.

  • Adriana
    2018-11-29 17:13

    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 Ampersand is.

  • Trin
    2018-12-13 18:29

    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?

  • M.M. Strawberry Reviews
    2018-12-19 16:10

    Volume 7 picks up fortunately, and while the rest of the series is not quite as good as the first four installments of this series, this book is still a solid read, with tighter and better stories than in Volume 5 and 6, this volume has more... shall we say, substance. I was definitely relieved to read this after the last couple of volumes.

  • Niina
    2018-12-16 16:03

    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.

  • Emma Lauren
    2018-11-22 18:12

    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!