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Y: The Last Man - The Deluxe Edition Book Four

(Y: The Last Man #7-8)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  7,737 ratings  ·  255 reviews
The continuation of Brian K. Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra’s acclaimed VERTIGO series Y: THE LAST MAN brings to vivid life the age-old speculation: What would really happen to the last man on Earth?

In 2002, the world changes forever. Every man, every boy, every mammal with a Y chromosome everywhere on Earth suddenly collapses and dies. With the loss of nearly half the pla
Hardcover, Deluxe Edition, 296 pages
Published October 26th 2010 by Vertigo
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(A-) 84% | Very Good
Notes: Its flashbacks shine in muted tones and unshaded, retro art; rooting origin stories in loss, betrayal and lonesomeness.
The series now becomes a true globe-trotting adventure in this volume as Yorick and the gang make their way around the world in an effort to not only reunite Yorcik with his girlfriend, but also hopefully save the world while they're at it. This volume really amps up the action as well. Such immersive work! ...more
See my review for Deluxe Volume 5 (coming soon!) for final thoughts on this whole series/novel.
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
This series is really great. It's super immersive and I always get swept up by the story. I love Yorrick, he's adorable but also a complete idiot. Keen to continue on to the final book! ...more
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
These books seem to get darker and darker as they go on. I loved it regardless. We get to see a little more of the character’s backstories here and I’m confident saying they’ve grown on me as much as they would have in a regular novel.

The artwork is fantastic. I love seeing the slow evolution of the characters over time and I’m glad they don’t stay stagnant.

Highly recommended.
Apr 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Funny and exciting. Great series!
Scott Rhee
In Book 4 of “Y: The Last Man”, Brian Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s addictively exciting and thought-provoking science fiction graphic novel about a young man who has survived the global destruction of every male member of every species, some Australian hack reporter snaps a dick-pic of Yorrick and plans to sell it on the AP news wire unless Agent 355 can get to her first; Yorrick’s sister, Hero, finds one-night-stand-Beth (not fiancee-Beth) with a bun in the oven; we learn a bit more about Agent 355 ...more
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, graphic-novels
The saga continues...

Usually the boys are my favorite characters in books, but in this instance there's only the one;) And quite frankly he's the most boring character in this series!

((For awhile he was being drawn with a beard... They should have kept that up! Without it, he sorta reminds me of Archie!))

I don't have much new to add, somebody/somebodies keeps flagging my reviews for their spoilers even tho I always think I'm doing quite a good job at refraining from doing that very thing. The a
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
My least favorite of the four I've read, but it was still good enough to read in a single sitting.
A lot more backstory.
A lot less humor.
I saw Yorick's penis.

4 Stars
Shannon Appelcline
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the weakest Y volume to date, with piles of secret origins that aren't insightful enough and two modest stories. Fortunately, the later story is the better of the two, hopefully suggesting that the comic is gaining momentum again, heading toward its finale.

Paper Dolls (#37-39). Yorick stops in Australia; hi-jinx ensue. I guess it's nice to see a story about the possibility of Yorick being outed, but there's overall not a lot of bite to this story, other than the nice opportunity to conti
Chelsea 🏳️‍🌈
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Dec 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Getting close to the finish line! One more volume to go. Book 4 was better than 3.
After hating deluxe editions 1, 2 and 3, I wasn't expecting much from this one, but it turned out to be marginally better. For one thing lesser half naked women. For another, much less Yorick. Which is a good thing, because after 3 long years of being the last man in a world of women hasn't made him any less of a prick. You'd think he would have changed his attitude a bit. It just seems like back to back issues rather than character growth over a period.

Anyway, a lot of this deluxe edition focu
Shany Larouche
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75/5 stars
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
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The exploration of the back stories of many of the female characters gives a lot of depth to this volume, and I often found myself lost in their histories. All the connections between characters are becoming clearer and more interesting... hoping the next & final book doesn't disappoint! ...more
Nov 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Good solid read. This was another good installment, I've enjoyed this series from start. It may not be my favorite but I always enjoy it,...great story & great artwork. Looking forward to the last book in the series. Highly recommend. ...more
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really enjoying this. You think its going one way but then it goes somewhere else. Alot of new characters and plot developments. Always ends on a great cliffhanger.
Stephen Richter
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
"Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey"- The Beatles White Album
. Spoken by the Last Man on Earth , on the question who He confides in . Except Yorick's monkey, Ambersand the last male monkey and the "key" to the answers, has been stolen. Loads of backstories to the minor characters fill the pages with loads of fun. This Dystopia series skewers both culture and characters.
Henry Blackwood
Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have to say these last two trades have been my favourite. Everything seems to be working right now for the story. All the threads BKV has made are starting to weave together in a really nice way.

Im very excited to see how this ends, and even though it has flaws I really like it for what it is. It seems like BKV hadn’t quite found his footing til later in this series it doesn’t feel as polished narratively as Saga but it’s still worth reading if you can get past the early annoyance Yorick’s cha
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Building nicely to the conclusion. Great art, great characters and lots of action.
No idea how it will all end.
Jul 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Lot of filler in this one. Kinda running out the clock. I imagine (and I really hope I'm right) they used the time writing this one to flesh out the final back chapters more. ...more
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vertigo

So many crazy things happening in this one. I think this was my favourite since the first volume. Four volumes in and I’m still loving this series. Can’t wait for the last volume.
Jun 22, 2021 rated it liked it
This is a copy/paste from my review of Y: The Last Man - The Deluxe Edition Book One.

I read this entire series in about a week, spending a few hours a day with each book. For the sake of saving time, I'm only going to write one review that will cover the entire series. Some spoilers ahead.

There are a lot of triggers and other warnings. Suicide, killing, death, violence, sexual assault, nudity, racism, ableism, cussing, sexism, homophobia. You name it, this series probably has it.

Ok, so the premi
Aug 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This review is for the whole series...

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“…Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him…”

In 2002, on July 17th, all living mammals with a Y chromosome die in the space of seconds, simultaneously. All except for a young magician and his pet monkey. Yorick Brown was on the phone with his fiancé when the event took place and now he is the only living man on the planet. Now the resulting planet is in chaos as a society with only women in it pick up the pieces of humanity and look to move on. They
Stormcrow Hayes
Oct 03, 2016 rated it did not like it
This book seems to get more ridiculous with each page. From crazy Catholic nuns to crazy ninjas, to crazy Israelis, to crazy bad writing. I don't know where to being. First, there's the line about the hospital being full of glorified candystripers -- so I guess there aren't any other good doctors and nurses around that weren't men! Second... oh, there's just too much. The biggest problem is that we begin with a very interesting premise - what if all the men in the world died? And the answer we g ...more
Apr 18, 2016 rated it liked it
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B. P. Rinehart
Finally across the pacific and we start to get an idea of the origins of the plague. A lot of back story on the characters here and a lot more cliffhangering than I usually like, but this book was ok. I would have liked the main plot to have advanced more, but I was still left intrigued enough to continue. Also seeing now how Brian K. Vaughan's reputation for randomly killing important characters came from.

I think now I will talk about the series' art which was provided by Pia Guerra. The art i
Aug 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This series has hit new highs for character development. I'm totally invested in the story and mystery, yes, but I genuinely care about each of the characters despite the limited cast Vaughan is working with. I think that's what does it for me, actually. Not having to leap around to 30 different VIPs all the time really narrows the focus and allows you to really get to know the core group, and hope they make it out of all the various situations they find themselves trapped in. I also can't ignor ...more
Aug 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Lol, ah a reference to us Canadians but unfortunately not a positive one - just a 'filty Cannuck' who later is called a 'second-rate karaoke singer from Saskatoon'. Being as I currently reside in Saskatoon, this was a surprise (Toronto or Vancouver are generally the cities of mention) and all though I recognize that not everyone in Canada or Saskatoon is a shining example of a human being, a small part of me still took personal offense at the insult. That said, they weren't inaccurate descriptio ...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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