Just finished the series about an hour ago. From the very first page, I was hooked. It starts off with a bang and never lets up. It's funny, whenever I told people who inquired about the books what they were about, they kind of smirked and you could read their thoughts in their eyes.
"All the men die except for one guy and he's in a world full of nothing but women? What kind of perversity is that you're reading?"
I kid you not when I say that this is one of the VERY best comic series/ graphic novels I have ever read. I got really involved in it and it's to Brian K. Vaughan's credit that he not only succeeded in telling a rich, complex tale and wrapped it up nice and tight, he succeeded with flying colors in creating a world populated with wonderful, deep, memorable characters in a story that is so much more than what you see on the surface. It has so much to offer in terms of ideas, beliefs, theories and general insight into our world that it's absolutely no surprise to this reviewer that Vaughan won the Eisner award for this amazing story. The art by Pia Guerra is also very good and consistent throughout.
I can't say anymore than that this book affected me very, very deeply. I can't recall any other graphic novel bringing me to tears with its denouement.
Actually, I'll say this. If you're reading this and you're a film/TV producer, don't even think of trying to shoehorn this series into a two hour film. This is worthy of at least a trilogy, or at the very least, a devoted mini series.