This series has been excellent: great concept, solid art, diverse and believable characters and dialogue. Lesser writers could have explored the theme more quickly, but Vaughan has presented a fascinating and detailed exploration of how people cope and change.
He did a nice job of summing things up in this last volume, and made a good attempt at a satisfying ending. Good for him for recognizing that most stories deserve endings, and for finishing the series in a logical way. If I didn't find it entirely satisfying, it's not entirely his fault: I've been reading about these characters for so long it's hard to let them go.
(Posted on 2/4/12)