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Monday, February 25, 2008

Words & Stuff: Why The Last Man? Part 1

I am dead. If you are male... you are dead too unless your name is Yorick Brown and own a pet monkey named Ampersand (&) and I'm going to guess thats not a lot of you. Brian K. Vaughn (Ex-Machina, The Escapists) joins forces with Pia Guerra to form this post-apocalyptic tale with a very female agenda. Y: The Last Man is the story of Yorick Brown, a young escape artist who in some way or another survives a mysterious plague, which kills all mammals with a Y-Chromosome. So the gender-ratio skyrockets to 3.3 billion to 1.... lucky bastard. Or is he? Yorick Brown and his sidekick Ampersand meet opposition at every turn and often find their lives at stake. The last issue of this epic was released on January 30th, 2008. Upon seeing this final issue, I challenged myself to read the whole series. I finished 6 trade paperbacks in 3 days. This story is easily a Vertigo classic and resides among the other epics such as Preacher, Transmetropolitan, and Fables. I am in the middle of my journey through Y and encourage you to join me. I won't spoil anything yet but lets just say monkey shit will never be the same. And as LeVar Burton would say don't take my word for it. Y: The Last Man received comic of the year (2003) from Wizard Magazine and The Washington Post described it as, "Funny and scary... an utterly believable critique of society. A+." With such glowing reviews one can not resist to read this man's journey through the sea of estergin. This comic brings it all, action, romance, comedy, and drama and keeps you on the edge of your seat at the turn of every page.

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