I was beginning to worry after finishing the last book that the story was starting to decline. Believe me, I was very nervous!
Vaughan appears to indicate that some time has passed since the last collection. It's easy to tell in the fact that at the very least, everyone has slightly longer hair. Yep, Yorick is rocking some lengthy locks.
It's worth noting that some serious stuff goes down in this issue. Which is a breath of fresh air considering the non-events
in book 7. We also see the return of Alter as we're treated to her unfortunate back story. Did someone say back story? Well, we also get a very intriguing one involving Dr. Mann.
The series seems to have righted itself for the time being. I'm dying to finish this up. I hope the conclusion has been worth the journey at this point.