Y: The Last Man Omnibus
In 2002, when all living mammals with a Y chromosome suddenly simultaneously die, Yorick Brown and his pet male monkey Ampersand must figure out why they were the only two males to survive. And while this makes Yorick the most important person in the world, he trecks 10,000 mile ...more
(view spoiler)[The world setting makes no sense. It's a giant unrealistic mess. Okay, so 50% of population dies and world becomes a post-apocalypse? Right. Even if men did hold certain professions exclusively and such. Reactors don't just blow up, farms don't collapse, towns don't become wastelands, etc. I don't buy it for a second that ...more
There is something about Y: The Last Man that I find intriguing when I was read it as a comic form in 2002. I did not finished reading its run and more than a decade later, I am thankful for an omnibus version. In six days, I finally finished reading it and what a journey this is. There are parts I truly enjoy and there are parts that I do not and overall, its enjoyable.
What I like about Y: The Last Man: This is probably bias but any plot that deals with end of a society, post-apocalyptic or fut...more
Something kills all the living mammals with the y chromosome. For some unknown reason Yorick and his pet monkey Ampersand are not effected by whatever killed all the other males in the world. That makes Yorick the last man alive and Ampersand the last male monkey alive. Yorick, agent 355, doctor Alison Mann and of course Ampersand go on an adventure to repopulate the planet. To do that they need to find what killed all the males, what kept Yorick and Ampersand alive and c ...more
For those that know comics (and many who don’t) this is one of the, if not THE, quintessential independent comic books. It’s heralded by many but I never bothered with it until a recent recommendation.
That was a mistake.
This book isn’t perfect. While the cliffhangers are often amazingly placed, the resolution sometimes feels like a cheap cop out. Similarly, some of the plot threads feel like they ultimately amount to shaggy dog stories. While Pia Guerra and Goran S ...more
An interesting concept. (view spoiler)[ I was pretty let down that we never find out how the plague started or spread. Also, I was ticked off that the only significant black woman died just when she was about to hook up with the person she loved, because heaven forbid a black character eve ...more
So, do not delay! Purchase this 10 volume graphic novel series a ...more
It falls into the same trap that Lost did, of making a big deal about why the plague happened without having a satisfying payoff for all the buildup. Like in Lost, though, the characters and their histories and interactions are the important parts of the story, and these are quite satisfying.
Not to say it doesn't have its high points, it does. It's well paced, the artwork is solid, and the tragic, bittersweet fi ...more
If you're debating whether or not to read this for its premise, li ...more
Has the Grossman "Magicians" core element of: genre/central "what if" doesn't provide characters with escape/reprieve from essential reality.
This is a very long comic book spanning some 60 or so issues across more than 1400 pages. There are parts that aren't that good, not that exciting, even frankly dumb, and there are parts that clearly had intention behind them that just didn't quite pan out all that well.
That being said, all the rest of it, about 84% of it, is really well done. So well done, especially spanning so long a story, that I have to give major ...more
Also - I know that some ...more
Vaughan writing a story with a single male surrounded by ...more
Over a decade later, I got my hands on the books that combined several issues. Now THIS.
This book is worth every second I've spent reading it, re-reading it, pondering it and re-living its moments. It's most notable achievement is how very much it leaves unsaid.
It makes no pretentious razzle-d ...more
BKV's work has been recognized at the Eisner, Harvey, Hugo, Shuster, Eagle, and British Fantasy Awards. He sometimes writes ...more