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Y: The Last Man - The Deluxe Edition Book Two

(Y: The Last Man #3-4)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  9,915 ratings  ·  423 reviews
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Y: THE LAST MAN is the gripping saga of Yorick Brown, an unemployed and unmotivated slacker who discovers that he is the only male left in the world after a plague of unknown origin instantly kills every mammal with a Y chromosome. Accompanied by his mischievous monkey and the mysterious Agent 355, York embarks on a transc
Hardcover, Deluxe Edition, 320 pages
Published May 12th 2009 by Vertigo (first published May 6th 2009)
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(A-) 82% | Very Good
Notes: It uses peril as a vehicle for backstory, while its sparse backcountry landscape accentuates dread, desolation and loss.
3-1/2 stars

I'm not sure I have a ton to say about this installment. The story is interesting enough to keep me reading, and the artwork is appealing, even in the scenes spattered with blood.

I personally found the Arizona/southern belle ladies of the militia story line to be absolutely chilling.

I do admire how this series does an excellent job of reflecting all the various kinds of women there are, and filling its world with them (why, almost as if women were just regular people!). On the other
Alexander Peterhans
Reading this series with GoodReadseses own delight, Old Woman Anne!

Still not blown away by this series. The only character that's interesting and/or likeable is 355, and she's as much as a cypher as most of the characters, except in her case that cypherness is part of her character.

I feel the series (at least up til now) has weak narrative thrust, because their goals are so vague.. I get it, we're off to California, because Dr Mann needs her laboratory.. but why? Why can't she use the laboratory
Although it's slower and a little less compelling than Book One (possibly due to the lack of an imposing and formidable villain like Victoria), it's still a well-written season with witty comedy and true heart. Excited to see where the series goes next! ...more
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The story is developing really well. Loving the characters even if still a little cliched. Already got the next book.
James DeSantis
Aug 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Mostly a really great volume.

This one covers the landing of the space shuttle which leads to some surprising ending that I didn't fully expect but excited to see how it ends. The middle had a two parter about a show actors were putting on. It was okay though the ending was funny as hell. The last half is the best part. One dealing with Yorick staying with a friend of Agent 355 and learning a truth about himself. And then the crew having to cross state lines but dealing with a 8 woman team stopp
Aug 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Man these characters have gone through hell and back. They are trying to get from the east coast all the way to San Francisco. There is a doctor with that and she has a lab there. They are hoping to do some experiments with the last man’s blood to try and maybe fix the no men problem. But what a damn journey. They have ran into all kinds of drama. Every turn, you never know what the next BS situation that are going to come across. This book definitely hooked me in and I was definitely enjoying t ...more
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
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PROBS 3.5 stars. I liked it more than book one. There was a lot more drama and excitement which I really loved and a lot of the plot points took me by surprise. Will definitely continue the series.
Jul 20, 2016 rated it really liked it

"With little power comes little responsibility."

"If there's one thing I hate, it's crappy works of fiction that try to sound important by stealing names from the bard."

For some reason Book One seemed to take its time getting started and it felt kinda dry. This did not. Yorick's cheese ball humor is awesome, the character dynamics are captivating, and the plot points seem less incidental and more consequential. I also found myself caring about the characters more, perhaps due to more development.
Still not feeling it. I liked the second book of Y even less than the first one, because at least the first one had some originality going for it. In the second, Yorick is still the only male human alive in the world, and Ampersand is still the only male monkey. And the world still revolves around them. They still haven't reached California, and on the way ridiculous things happen. Mostly the women seem extremely horny, in shape and wear not many clothes. Even though some of those women say thin ...more
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. This is the second installment of the graphic novel Y: The Last Man. I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as the first. There are a couple of parts that seem out of place and disjointed from the rest of the narrative. I had to flip back and make sure I hadn’t missed any pages.

The characters are all there, 355, Dr. Mann, Yorick and Ampersand, with a couple new and interesting introductions. The other thing that I think was missing from this book were fleshed out villains. In Book 1 we had H
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great series, this seems to split neatly into three story sections and manages a good balance between humour, action and plot development. Great character setup.
Shannon Appelcline
Nov 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
One Small Step (#11-15). The third arc examines another interesting consequence of the "Y" die-off: what if there were men in space who didn't succumb to the plague (or whatever it was)? It's an interesting idea that lets Vaughan really expand the scope of his story, but on the downside it takes time away from Yorick and the rest of our protagonists. Despite that, it maintains some nice tension and keeps connecting up threads from the first volume, this time in the form of the Israelis. In the e ...more
Elizabeth A
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphix, 2016
This deluxe edition book two collects issues #11-23, and I liked this installment even less than the first one. Let me try to articulate why.

As I've said in my review of the first volume, just because all but one man dies, it's not as if the world stops turning. In this volume, we meet more groups of women, some of whom add absolutely nothing to the plot, other than as a means to show some barely clothed voluptuous bodies. If such a apocalypse were to occur, I'd agree that not all women would re


After reading the first book of Brian K. Vaughan’s classic graphic novel, “Y: The Last Man,” I just had to read more from this Eisner Award winning series! So, I finally picked up the second book to “Y: The Last Man” and it was just as INTENSE, HEARTBREAKING AND EXCITING as the last volume!

What is this story about?

Yorick Brown, along with his new allies, Agent 355 and Dr. Allison Mann, still embark on the journey to reach Dr. Mann’s lab in San Francisco so that way, Dr. Man
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, graphic-novels
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I love this series!!! The dialogue is snappy, smart, and funny, the characters are multi-dimensional with their own distinct histories and motivations and the action is compelling and suspenseful. Not only is this an original idea, it is executed with real finesse and with a great sense of humor.

Yorick is the perfect not-hero. He's just your regular guy, young, impulsive, mouthy, a little stunned sometimes but basically in possession of real heart and good intentions. It's not easy being the la
Michelle Curie
This was more of everything I loved about the first two volumes of this story. It made me giggle, turn pages in hyper-speed and just have a good time altogether.

I felt like there was less depth to it this time around. That doesn't mean that there wasn't loads of stuff happening: a Russian Soyuz capsule is coming down, carrying three passengers: one woman and two men. Men, guys, men! We also get confronted with Yorick's survivors guilt and our group running against a roadblock in Arizona in form
Chelsea 🏳️‍🌈
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
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Scott Rhee
In “Y: The Last Man, The Deluxe Edition, Book Two”: The Israelis, tasked with finding Yorrick, have followed him to a nowhere town in Kansas, which also happens to be where the three survivors (two male and one female) of the Soyuz Space Station have programmed their escape capsule to land; meanwhile, since movies and TV and most of the nation’s electrical grid are nonexistent since 50% of the population died, traveling acting troupes are the new big thing; Yorrick’s monkey, Ampersand, is picked ...more
Hilary "Fox"
Oct 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
This series is one that I've been meaning to read for as long as I can remember. It's a classic series, up there with Watchmen and Sandman in terms of you've just got to read this... award-winning, in developmental hell for as long as people can remember, and constantly referenced elsewhere. Why did it take me so long to read it? Who knows, but I'm remedying it now.

I read this volume in a single day. I think the rest of the series is likely to fare similarly once I get my paws on the volumes.

Dec 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, graphic-novel
Book 2 was a fast read (300 pages in a couple hours in one evening), still a fun premise, action moves fast and keeps the pages turning, and the writing quite funny too. It's not faultless but I don't think it's supposed to be a "hard" apocalypse story, clearly the author & art team are having some fun. ...more
Stephen Richter
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
How is it a story always get better when a dominatrix shows up? second volume get stronger in both story and illustrations.
Feb 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
What if all the men, except one young man and his male monkey pet, were wiped out all over the world and nobody knew why exactly? That's the setup for this series that takes a look at gender issues and progressive science versus a natural order of things. I like that the explanation for the plague is not known and there are several possibilities. In this volume we deal with the possibility that Yorick is not the only human male still alive, Israeli agents trying to abduct him, a play about the L ...more
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Two things I can say that is better about it’s predecessor is the dialogue
and characters. Of course they are the same characters, but a lot more
fleshed out, which make you care for them a bit more. The dialogue is
a lot more clever, hilarious, realistic, and a lot more messed up! I thought
volume 2 of this series was really great. Like I already stated you learn
a lot more about the characters, especially Yorick. I liked most of the new
characters brought in to the mythos as well. This book is b
B. P. Rinehart
I;m glad I read this book, as it addressed one of my key concerns of this series: protagonist character development. We finally see Yorrick "grow the beard" some and it is done as well as you could hope in this collection (which collects volumes 3 & 4) and I hope it is sustained in the future volumes. I am not a very experienced reader of sci-fi, but I know my dystopian fairly well so I get a little agitated when the genre is not properly executed. This volume , though, is handled well. ...more
The political influences and astronaut plot threads were interesting and what kept me going.

However, there were some parts where I felt that Brian K. Vaughan was trying too hard to be woke/feminist and it backfired. The obvious straw feminism is quite eye-roll-worthy.
Also, he hyper-sexualized women and makes a point to show them either naked or crazy and it didn't sit right with me. I hope the series progresses toward more post/apocalyptic and less thinly veiled male fantasy.
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Quite possibly the best graphic novel series I've read as an adult. It's a book that would have been trenchant and vital on its publication in 2002, but in light of #metoo and #timesup it's taken on even more relevance. This volume continues Yorick's – the "last man" of the title – westward journey with 355, the government agent sent by his Senator mother to protect him, and Dr. Mann, the physician who may have the secret to curing the plague that killed every man on the planet (except Yorick an ...more
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Definitely the best volume since the beginning. A lot of what appeared to be stupid plot points are explained here though I have to say explaining why Yorrick acts like he does does not explain why the women in charge let him risk his life.

The BDSMish questionning was hilarious especially the mention that Sade helped invent it.

Everything was quite nice here. One thing that irked me though SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER of course the one person that gets out alive is her. Sheesh...
Benji Glaab
Dec 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.5🌟 I'm a big fan of this series. The plotting is so well done and the humour is spot on. I will definitely be re-reading the rest of this series and other Brian K. Vaughn works for years to come. Was nice to see Goran Parlov do fill in pencilson this series. I have enjoyed in his ultra violent Ennis Punisher runs in the past. Good to see some flying eye balls in this one!!! ...more
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Brian K. Vaughan is the writer and co-creator of comic-book series including SAGA, PAPER GIRLS, Y THE LAST MAN, RUNAWAYS, and most recently, BARRIER, a digital comic with artist Marcos Martin about immigration, available from their pay-what-you-want site

BKV's work has been recognized at the Eisner, Harvey, Hugo, Shuster, Eagle, and British Fantasy Awards. He sometimes writes

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