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Y: The Last Man - The Deluxe Edition Book Three

(Y: The Last Man #5-6)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  8,994 ratings  ·  339 reviews
Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN: 9781401225780

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 transconti
Hardcover, Deluxe Edition, 320 pages
Published April 27th 2010 by Vertigo
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(A-) 83% | Very Good
Notes: It’s about self-reproach, misbelief, and how emotional compulsion breaks wills and vows once the nomads habituate.
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was my favorite of the whole series I think. A lot of the questions I've been waiting to have answered finally received some explanation. We see a little bit of what's going on with Beth in the outback which was fun (and sort of bizarre).

Yorick's good natured, light hearted facade crumbles a bit which is to be expected and honestly gave his character a little more believability. 355's true feelings start to show a little bit, and she seems much more vulnerable in this book than she has in p
No matter how annoying Yorick gets, by showing his unwavering dedication to scouring the Earth for his true love, and by showing his general positive attitude toward what might end up being the end of the world, Brian K. Vaughan makes it almost impossible not to love the guy and root for him. Add the rest of the rich cast of supporting characters, and this series is turning out to be one that I'll really miss when I finish. ...more
I'm plugging along with this series, and have shifted from the collected volumes to the deluxe editions. General rambling thoughts follow:

The intrigue continues and deepens, as the story has shifted from travelling across the post-apocalyptic US to now travelling across the globe. I'm giving Brian Vaughan big credit for his Big Picture plan for this series, and how the plot is taking the story setting to so many different locations and possibilities. I'm also tickled to find out (view spoiler)
James DeSantis
Sep 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This brought it back up for me.

This has all the moments you'd love. Yorick meeting someone new and starting to catch feelings. A lot of sexual situations from all characters. Everyone is slowly losing their mind, feeling lost, wanting someone close to them, leading to some sexy moments and brutal kills. The ending is a bit of a shocker too and I can't wait to read volume 4.

I'm being vague but everything I say about the actual storyline would be spoilers at this point.
Jul 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Frig it. This deserves five stars. By Book Three Vaughan has got me deeply invested in this series.

"Are you there, God? It's me, Margaret."

"Why should I keep working on some piece of crap, navel-gazing first novel, when I could be out there doing something that actually helps people?"
Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
YEAH so I really loved this one. The story was awesome and that ending! I don't have much to say about this series that I haven't already. I feel like it gets better with each book so we shall see if it keeps getting better. I want to continue this but also my bf and I are saving to go overseas so he won't be buying another one for a while :( ...more
Shannon Appelcline
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tongues of Flame (#24-25). California! And though this is another short story that only features Yorick, Vaughan manages to make it feel entirely important and tense. Plus, there's some great character study for Yorick, growing out of the previous story, and a nice, harrowing flashback [4+/5].

Hero's Journey (#26). It's great putting together the pieces of Hero's story, and perhaps giving us a little empathy for the insane monster that we saw in the first two years of this book. The dead-person-i
Scott Rhee
Yorrick finds shelter in a church in California and gets it on with a blonde named Beth, who is not his fiancee, Beth, who is still stuck in the Outback in Australia. His sister, Hero, has found redemption (kind of), and is now on a quest to find her brother and ask for forgiveness for trying to kill him. In San Francisco, rogue agents of the Culper Ring have taken Yorrick’s ring, the Amulet of Helene, and shortly thereafter, Yorrick starts spitting up blood, which lends credence to his theory t ...more
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, graphic-novels
The story continues...!! I'm still enjoying the ride, and finally at the very end of this one, we've made a little progress in Yorrick's storyline. There are only two other books left that are out in bookstores, and I'm still very excited and very much looking forward to getting to them, but dreading reaching the end and having to continue issue by issue. ...more
Aug 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Ahhh another great entry. This one had a lot going on and I was digging it. There was this necklace or trinket that 355 had and was not going to relinquish it. They did some cool things with its backstory. Was it just a thing or was it magical? They did the same thing with Yoricks ring he bought for his girlfriend, Beth. Really had me going for a sec. We also maybe find out why Yorick survived all the men dying. However, right after that, one of our original crew gets kidnapped and the chase is ...more
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Such a cool story and great character development. They always finish on great cliffhangers.
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The volume just seemed to be firing on all cylinders as the story, art, and playful twists had me putting it in front of everything else I was reading. Disillusion sets in making for more narrative depth. Vaughan has a real gift for creating these fictional worlds you want to return to and explore (I'm not generally a huge fan of series and I'm definitely not the type of reader or viewer who enjoys reboots and sequel after sequel. There's a natural story arc and character development here withou ...more
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Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Much better than volume 2. This one really shoots along and has a lot going on in it.
Alexander Peterhans
Overview review on the whole series here. ...more
Dec 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, graphic-novel

These remain fun and since I have the whole stack there's no reason not to keep going!
The most visually stunning issues of the series. Yorick was way less annoying and the middle of the story was better paced. However, a lot of nonsense and "crazy woman" everywhere is pretty much Brian's only plot device. ...more
It was okay. The more we go, the more repetitive and outlandish this seems to be. Still very entertaining though. The one major negative that irked me : there seems to be a subtle, unconscious homophobia from the characters that may be coming from the author. The reaction of the MC to 2 of the trio partaking in sapphic pleasures was just grating...
Stephen Richter
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Continue the tale of Yorick, whose resolve to stay true begins to fall apart. Plus his monkey is stolen. What is the Last Man on Earth to do? Go to Sea. Loads of snappy dialogue and fun art.
Mike Ehlers
Dec 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This volume got the series back on track for me. I really appreciated the back story issues in this collection. And I liked the new characters introduced much better than ones we met in the last volume. Although I don't think I liked the reintroduction of Alter. Bringing back old villains often seems gimmicky to me.

The other thing that troubles me a little bit is the passage of time. I like that years are passing, but that seems to work better when you are reading the series in monthly installm

Book 3 and still smitten as a kitten.

These women are not weaklings, and their strengths, which may have been hidden or overshadowed previously, are emerging rapidly. I'm still on the fence about who I can and cannot trust. I'd be a completely gullible fool in these times and probably would have been offed long ago for my jacket or a can of mandarin oranges.

May I also put in a(nother) plug for the amazing illustrations? I want my life to be illustrated like this. If it was, I'd just be putting
May 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
We start to learn what happened to Beth, Yorrick's maybe-fiance, in the outback, we see more of Hero's history of what happened to her after the plague, and we learn why Yorrick & his monkey survived the plague. Still plenty of under-dressed, tight-clothes-wearing women. *eye-roll* Also, Yorrick is bizarrely upset about lesbianism. There are *only women left* Yorrick, and you've made it clear you don't want to play stud to humanity. ...more
Terry Mcginnis
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm glad I stuck around as this series just gets better and better. I was unsure of continuing after the first book (1 of 5), but glad I did. Book three is the best so far, and I can't wait to dive in to book four! The highlight of this volume: finding out why Yorick and his monkey friend, Ampersand survived the man-plague!

Highly recommended!
Brandon Forsyth
May 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Some of my least favorite stuff from the series in here - the Australian navy stuff just strikes me as too implausible, and the magic ring going missing/botulism plotline is just silly. That being said, some great stuff here with Hero!
Yorick Brown is still on his trip with Dr. Mann & Agent 355 to search for the cause & cure for whatever killed off every male on Earth except for him and his helper monkey, Ampersand.

Although Yorick is still a smartass and given to moments of immaturity, I find him far less annoying than I did in the first book. It looks like the lessons learned in Book Two are sticking, and I am all for that.

I have never been particularly fond of post-apocalyptic stories. Nor have I ever held the belief that
Apr 20, 2017 rated it liked it
This review goes for the whole series. The comic is seemingly smart enough and self aware enough to be critical of its own misogyny. Or, it ought to be: it's full of bright, funny criticism of our society's misogyny and the entrenched, toxic objectification of women's bodies. Why, then, is there so much gratuitous objectification of nearly every female character? Why does every woman have a body of impossible proportions? Why is there so much senseless nudity? Either the comic isn't smart enough ...more
Hilary "Fox"
Nov 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Dr. Mann has begun work on discovering just what it is about Yorick and Ampersand that has rendered them immune to the plague. Yorick, in the interim, has begun to relax a bit more around 355 and Dr. Mann. Their relationship, odd as it is, is growing. Hero, in the meantime, has been able to track Yorick and co. to San Francisco. Dr. Mann believes she has isolated just what has allowed Yorick to survive when things heat up considerably and that potential key to a cure is taken.

Cue the trinity get
Henry Blackwood
Jul 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Yeah i definitely like this series - I can say that with confidence now. It has its flaws like I mentioned in my prior two reviews but it still has a loveable quality about it. I mean sure, I’m still annoyed how it seems every woman character is a side character to the only man left in the world and that in a sea of woman the one man constantly is made out to be the hero - especially when the comic keeps bringing attention to that detail. But it’s still a very interesting premise with some inter ...more
Jack Connolly
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Spaghetti Western shootout in a church? Submarine fights? Cowboys? Ninjas? A reference to Kurt Vonnegut’s excellent Sirens of Titans? This book has it all!

... that being said, this book definitely felt a little more repetitive/spinning its wheels than the first two. Still very strong, 4.5/5, worthy of getting the bump up to 5!
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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 www.PanelSyndicate.com

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

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