Y the Last Man

Y the Last Man

Book One

Book - 2014
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Written by Brian K. Vaughan (Lost, Pride of Baghdad, Ex Machina) with art by Pia Guerra, this is the saga of Yorick Brown - the only human survivor of a planet-wide plague that instantly kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome. Accompanied by a mysterious government agent, a brilliant young geneticist and his pet monkey, Ampersand, Yorick travels the world in search of his lost love and the answer to why he's the last man on earth.
Publisher: New York : 2014. DC Comics,
ISBN: 9781401251512
Branch Call Number: YF VAUG
Alternative Title: Y the last man

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JCLBrittanyC Nov 01, 2019

As I got into graphics, I had multiple people suggest I read this series, and I
was a bit unsure. Let me tell you though, it’s incredible. The story takes place
in 2002 when a plague breaks out and kills all mammals with a Y
chromosome. All men, and boys die, with the exception of Yorick Brown.
Yorick is now the last known man on earth, but he must try his best to keep it a
secret as the world around him is much different now. I could not put this
book down, everything about it made me want to know more. If you love
dystopian societies full of action, humor, love, and fear, you must grab this
one!

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AfrikaSmith
May 06, 2017

Although some of the word bubbles overlap the other in some pages, The Last Man let's you step into the true meaning of equality, collapse in society, and the true idea of not knowing everything regardless of gender.

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bmobaggins
Jun 18, 2016

A truly great series. well worth the read. Vancouver based artist Pia Guerra's work is very well played, and the writing and concept are brilliant. Recommended.

BookReviewer2015 Dec 06, 2014

A thought provoking and entertaining Graphic Novel series! Loosely based on Mary Shelley's novel.

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DanMenard
Jan 31, 2013

Pretty good.

The art is excellent, and the writing isn't overbearing. Being a story focusing on the last man, there is some great female characterization, which is usually missing from many graphic novels. (I only wish it wasn't necessary to have only one male character in order to get some depth for the ladies, too.)

This book is widely recommended, and I cautiously agree. The story is a very interesting concept, but I felt it was a bit lackluster by the end of this first volume. I look forward to reading the rest of the series to see where it ends up.

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