Y : the last man

by Vaughan, Brian K.

Format: Print Book 2003
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Written by Brian K. Vaughan; Art by Pia Guerra and Jos#65533; Marz#65533;, Jr.; Painted Cover by J.G. Jones When a plague of unknown origin instantly kills every mammal with a Y chromosome, unemployed and unmotivated slacker Yorick Brown suddenly discovers that he is the only male left in a world inhabited solely by women. Accompanied by his mischievous monkey and the mysterious Agent 355, Yorick embarks on a transcontinental journey to find his girlfriend and discover why he is the last man on Earth. But with a gang of feminist extremists and the leader of the Israel Defense Forces hunting him, Yorick's future, as well as that of the human race, may be short-lived.
bk. 1. Unmanned
bk. 2. Cycles
bk. 3. One small step
bk. 4. Safeword
bk. 5. Ring of truth
bk. 6. Girl on girl
bk. 7. Paper dolls
bk. 8. Kimono dragons
bk. 9. Motherland
bk. 10. Whys and wherefores.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A mysterious plague has killed every man on earth except Yorick Brown, who was somehow spared. That is the provocative premise of the comics series whose first five issues make up this book. The sole Y-chromosomed survivor is an amiable, headstrong young man, the son of a U.S. congresswoman and, as it happens, an amateur escape artist. He spends most of the story on the run from a tribe of self-styled Amazons bent on eliminating the last vestige of patriarchy. He is also trying, with a bioengineer who may be responsible for the worldwide "gendercide," to figure out why he survived; hoping to reach his girlfriend in Australia; and, of course, contemplating the repopulation of the planet. Rather pedestrian artwork doesn't do much to liven the story, though its straightforwardness imparts deadpan believability to such ramifications as the female secretary of agriculture ascending to the presidency. Fast-paced anyway, the yarn introduces a large number of intriguing characters and plotlines as it lays the groundwork for what promises to be a compelling series. --Gordon Flagg"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Yorick Brown is an escape artist; has a fabulous girlfriend who's traveling in Australia; and possesses a genetic make-up that's allowed him to survive a plague that killed every male being on the planet except for him and his pet monkey. Yorick is the last man on earth, and in the resulting chaos, he must find a way to help save the human race. At least that's what the (now all-female) government thinks. Yorick would prefer to find his girlfriend, but it's hard to get a flight halfway around the world when almost all the pilots and mechanics are gone. It's hard enough to drive down the block, since the streets are jammed with the cars of men who were behind the wheel when the instantaneous plague hit. Furthermore, the entire social fabric has gone to hell, with gun-wielding wives of Republican representatives insisting on getting their husbands' seats and tribes of latter-day Amazons claiming males were meant to die. Since Yorick's mother is a congresswoman, he's protected by secret spies. And his escape skills come in handy when he's trapped first by a marauding garbage-woman and then by his mother, as she tries to keep him from doing anything stupid. Meanwhile, who are the mysterious Israeli soldiers who seem so gratified by the situation, and why is Yorick's sister so intent on joining the Amazons? With clean lines and muted colors, Guerra and Marz n invoke a frighteningly believable future; their vision of the surprise and horror to come is so beautifully ordinary, it's entirely convincing-and addictive. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Y: the Last Man series
#1 - Unmanned
#2 - Cycles
#3 - One small step
#4 - Safeword
#5 - Ring of truth
#6 - Girl on girl
#7 - Paper dolls
#8 - Kimono dragons
#9 - Motherland
#10 - Whys and wherefores
Subjects Epidemics -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Y chromosome -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York, N.Y. :DC Comics,2003
Other Titles Y, the last man
Last man
Contributors Guerra, Pia.
Language English
Notes Statements of responsibility vary in individual vols.
"Y : the last man created by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra."
Originally published in single magazine form as Y, issues 1-<5-36>.
Description volumes <1-6, 10> : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 1563899809 (bk. 1)
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9781401218133 (bk. 10)
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