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Last Man: The Chase

(Last Man #3)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  384 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Richard Aldana, the mysterious stranger who entered the Games in the first volume of Last Man, continues to defeat all of his competitors, despite his outlandish refusal to use any magic, and to rely solely on martial arts. With young Adrian fighting at his side, he's beginning to look like a likely contender for the Royal Cup. But in a breathtaking twist, everything ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 6th 2015 by First Second (first published November 6th 2013)
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David Schaafsma
I gave 4 stars to the first volume, hopeful and impressed. The second volume was even better, 5 stars, paying up already on that promise, and pointing to even greater heights. But what is there about a rating of a series that is in part anticipation? At the end of volume two it was clear the game had changed, it was more than a martial arts and magic battle for a crown. Mystery man Richard Aldana, man of many secrets, had won the cup and skipped town. It looked like it was promising something ...more
Derek Royal
Oct 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Absolutely love this series. With things volume, things get a little more mature...and not only in terms of sex, but violence and situation, as well. We discussed this book, and other First Second fall titles, on the podcast:
Jessica at Book Sake
Oct 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
A sprawling world, uniquely odd characters, and fast paced action. Last Man really has everything you could want from an action book. Although it hits a lot of the same notes of the genre, everything still feels fresh and new.

This is the third book in the series and although I haven’t read the first two, I didn’t feel lost. It does a excellent job of explaining who the characters are, what they’ve done, and how they got here without slowing down the forward movement. There is just a lot of
Nicola Mansfield
Oct 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The men are gone and Marianne takes off with Adrian across the Rift which is hidden in a heavy fog. On the other side, they arrive in Nillpolis, a place that reminds me of the Mad Max world, where the search (or "chase" of the title) goes on both for the missing Richard and from the nefarious authorities of this cruel barbarian land. This is a fast-paced volume that is entirely action-packed as they meet adversity every step of the way. Many new characters are introduced, but this seems to be an ...more
Mar 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Still really liking this. A lot. This volume was more pointed satire than is my typical, but it was played well and the art remains fantastic. Excited to read next volume!
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The art is too good. I absolutely love it. I don't know if Michael Sanlaville has a background in animation, but his drawings give me the feeling he does. His framing, compositions, storyboarding progressions, fluidity, linework are just masterful.

That said, it actually took me a little bit to get used to the look of the comic when I first started this series. Especially of the characters and their faces, but I've grown to love the style obviously. It's a bit quirky and different, especially
Stacy Books
This book was read and reviewed by my co-worker, Nicole

As this is part 3 of the story, we start in the middle of things. Adrian and his mother Marianne are in the woods chasing down a man named Richard Aldana. Aldana has stolen a trophy Adrian won from the previous book. Marianne and her son, appear to be from a mysterious, magical mythical place after they cross the border into Nillipolis the two are raided. Punishment for running away from the police is rape and death. Later on in the story
First Second Books
Oct 20, 2015 marked it as first-second-publications
I love how this series has gone from being about two guys to having a real focus on Marianne, Adrian's mother.

(The authors are like, moms are pretty awesome! There's no reason why they shouldn't actually be the heroes of an action-adventure post-apocalyptic fight comic! And, you know, they're right.)

So that's pretty cool!
Nillopolis is a horrible place. I never want to vist. What a contrast from the Valley of Kings! Vives manages to take his already fantastic story from its established setting and introduce his readers to a whole other dystopian world, as well as to expand our perceptions of several characters we already thought we knew. It's nearly impossible to stop reading at this point.
Kate Atherton
Mar 11, 2019 rated it liked it
This book is....weaker than the first two. Marianne and Adrian, our lovable blonde cherub mother and son protagonists, motorcycle into an all too violent, dramatic search for Richard, Adrian's fighting partner and apparent rogue. This book takes them into a world outside their beautiful valley and into a....Mad Max Fury road meets Studio Ghibli rough, tough, INSANE, world of sin. They are chased by huge lumbering "police men", Marianne is hit on by....everyone, and they are tried for false ...more
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
What is this world???? Magic and mystery and giant lizards and misty rifts and post-apocalyptic police biker gangs and WWE lawyers? I am so invested in this story now! And I have a heap more of questions! I really like Vives fast-paced action sequences and storytelling. I have to admit, I didn't see this story going this way AT ALL. I feel like Marianne and Adrian have wandered into Waterworld, Mad Max, or, dare I say it, Idiocracy. The juxtaposition of the two societies is jarring. And while ...more
Sarah Metts
Dec 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
I didn't think I would find a post-apocolyptic take in this series, but here it is. An odd division between the world of the gods and mortal landfills. Still interested to see where the story goes as our protagonist make the decision to continue forward. The preview at the end of the book for the next volume has been intrigued.
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Tome 3 shows a combination of Mad Max and Idiocracy. It's quite an interesting state of affairs and one that nearly requires a watch of the prequel of Lastman (show) on VRV.
Oct 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: scott

The Chase
Vol. 3 of The Last Man
By Balak + Sanlaville + Vives
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Scott


Once again, this volume of The Last Man saga relies on knowledge of the previous two volumes. But in terms of story content it is a fantastic jumping on point for new readers. Adrian and his mother, Marianne, expand on the world of anachronisms and flights of fancy, in a stunning graphic novel, The Chase. As new vistas open, this book so far, has been the
Whoa! Just when I thought I had all the characters in this graphic novel series sorted out, things changed. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but I didn't expect Marianne Velba, the baker and mother of young Adrian from the previous two titles in this series, to be able to do all that she can in this book. Not only does she seem well versed in martial arts, able to ride a motorcycle, and summon spirits while enacting revenge on anyone who gets in her way, but she still manages to tenderly care ...more
Paul Allard
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
This third volume of the Last Man (which will make sense only really if you read the two: The Stranger and the Royal Cup.

The main characters, Adrian, a young boy, and his mother, Marianne, are leaving the Valley of the Kings to find Richard Aldana, the anti-hero of the first two volumes. They end up in a post-apocalyptic world populated by characters out of Mad Max and Judge Dredd, constantly in peril and saved by Marianne’s power. They meet new characters who help them and finish up continuing
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like how this series manages to make each volume neatly encompass one setting or event. Here, we visit a new city, spending some time shopping, in a brothel, a prison, and a courtroom. We don't exactly learn what the deal is, with the mom and the motorbike, but I get the feeling we will, eventually, which is good enough for now. They haven't caught up to Aldana, who's barely in this volume, but they're getting closer.
There's a LOT of fight scenes (and impressive crowd scenes) in here, and
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Public library copy.

I have loved this series and this volume was no exception. This time around the story focuses on Adrian his mother.

The world reminded me of a Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli meets Mad Max. Prior to reading this volume I was under the impression this was a trilogy and the story would end, but upon reading it, even early on, there was no way this book would wind up being a satisfying, concluding chapter. I looked online and found two more books were being published...and after a little
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Read as digital ARC.

I continue to super-enjoy this series, though I'm not quite sure I can explain why. I think it's because I have little to no idea what's happening and seriously no idea what might happen next. I'm thriving on the unexpected. Although this question-asking portion is great (seriously, I have so many questions), I'm looking forward to getting some answers in the future. Final thought: Last Man really is more crude than I prefer, but you'll see I shelled out a 5-star rating. That
Christina Taylor
Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sequential-art, ya
Last Man is an excellent series that uses a blending of action, adventure, fantasy, martial arts, and romance to truly enhance what could have easily been merely Shonen - instead, giving the series a depth that will appeal to fans of many different genres. Unfortunately, the adult content that makes a brief, tasteful appearance in volume one escalates in prominence as the series progresses. Thus librarians who are developing a collection for a largely conservative group of users should be ...more
Danielle Booey
Last Man continues to be a great series. Volume 3 see our heroes leave the Valley of Kings and head out through a rift in space/time? To a real cesspool of a town in pursuit of Richard Aldana. Marianne is the real star of the show here. It turns out she may have just as many secrets as Richard. But Adrian befriending the prostitute Flora is also a highlight.
Barbara White
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed The Chase and know many high school students would, too. The books is easy to understand as are the characters. Thanks to Goodreads for The Chase. I would encourage librarians to include this book in their repertoire.
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm learning how there is nothing quite like French graphic novels. So many bizarre twists and turns. People are beautiful, ugly, sexy, etc. Fantasy gets mixed in with social commentary. This and Sattouf's Arab of the Future. I'm clearly not reading closely enough.
Oct 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, graphic-novels
This may be the best book yet in the series. No matter what plot twists and unexpected events occur, it's never over-the-top, but instead absolutely engaging. Ready for #4...
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
beautiful beautiful. the drawing are definitely impressive. a little bit more glaucous for this one. plus it put us on stand by
Nov 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
The story takes an interesting turn as Adrian and his mom leaves their homeland for the unknown areas beyond the mist.
Nov 26, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, ggn16
Pros: The world of the story expands. Kind of reminds me of Mad Max now. Getting a bit of the world view and history.

Cons: A few too many new characters introduced; got a bit confusing.
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this is on the best way to become a future classic
Apr 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Marianne is my hero, she's just the best, THE best)
Eddy Bryant
Oct 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received my copy from good reads first reads. I enjoyed this series. Fun in a mad max fashion.
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