As Y: The Last Man ends its 60-issue run this week, the spotlight turns to writer Brian K. Vaughan and the impact of the Vertigo series:
• USA Today‘s Whitney Matheson talks to Vaughan, retailer Mary Gibbons, director D.J. Caruso and blogger Tom Spurgeon about the comic’s end, and its impact.
“We’re so spoiled by comics with Spider-Man and Superman and the X-Men, that sort of illusion of the third act, it goes on forever,” Vaughan says. “I think finales are what give stories their meaning.”
• New York magazine’s Vulture blog talks with Vaughan about the final arc, killing a major character, and writing for TV’s Lost.
• Talking with About.com‘s Aaron Albert, Vaughan relates his feelings about the end of Y: “Writing that final panel was very strange, a mixture of relief and depression, but it didn’t feel like really saying good-bye since I still had to see the last of Pia’s pencils and the last of Clemens letters and so on. It probably won’t sink in until after I’ve held the last issue in my hands.”
• And at Newsarama, Zack Smith has the first part of a lengthy Q&A with Vaughan titled “Good-bye to Y.”