This is the final book. With a massive page count and no prose only sections it can take it’s time to go out in style.
The whole piece is a massive flashback that takes you through the preceding 100 years and explains absolutely everything. While this reveal is indeed enthralling it does definitely close the door on the Wasteland world and robs you of the mysteries that intrigued you. Sometimes you don’t want an origin story or to peak behind the curtain. Whist we can all work out Wash-ton, A-Ree-Yass-I eluded us. But no more.
Mitten is back for the whole volume but as 99% of it is present day his beautiful Wasteland vistas are absent.
A great way to go out.