"That night he walked through fire, and the fire didn't burn him. That night he walked through bullets, and the bullets didn't mark him. They say that night Veto Skreemer chased death. They say that he found death many timed. But he would not or could not stay dead."
I'm also interested in the paper stock on Absolute Y. Similar matte paper as is in the deluxes or the Absolutes of LH/DV/HK?
Oh man, you haven't read the whole run? I wish I was you and reading it for the first time.
By the way, speaking of one-shots, although it wasn't a one-shot, the Hitman issue that featured Superman in it - the one that was mostly a conversation - won an Eisner that year for best story as I recall.
it might be worth a topic, but i wonder if I'm the only person in the world that found Y boring?
Edit: being slightly less facetious, I can see how the meandering nature of the story might lose potential readers. While I really enjoy it, love it even, it does feel like a series of lots of little vignettes while he stumbles his way across the world to Beth; the overarching theme being the development of the relationship between 355 and Yorick.
Edit edit: There's so much richness to the world, the books explorations of what it means to be a man, what it means to be a woman, great depth of character. It's really pretty great. Shares a lot of similarities with the 70's TV show 'Kung Fu', now that I think about it.
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i think it's generally overrated - even though i personally enjoyed it while i read it (and i might reread it sometime in the future), but definitely not to the extent of getting the expensive and bulky absolute editions, it's just not worth it for me in any aspect.