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Y: The Last Man, Book 1, Deluxe Edition Hardcover – Deluxe Edition, October 28, 2008
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"Complete and utter gold."—Publishers Weekly
"A seriously funny, nuanced fable.... Grade A."—Entertainment Weekly
"Funny and scary ... an utterly believable critique of society. A+"—Washington Post
"This year's best movie is a comic book."—"All Things Considered," National Public Radio --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Y: The Last Man chronicles the life of Yorick Brown and his pet monkey Ampersand as they are thrust into a female-only society. And society is in chaos. The realization that the planet is doomed without a reproducing, intelligent species is not lost on its inhabitants. Some accept their fate; some fight to find a way to reverse the annihilation; and some even denounce any fight to survive as opposition to God's will.
Hence, to some, Yorick Brown is the ultimate opposition to God's will....A sole human male survivor. So when Yorick teams up with a government agent and a genetic scientist on a journey across the country to get to a laboratory to find out 'what makes him different', or to try to discover if there's a genetic 'solution' to this disaster, you can bet the band of travelers run into some hostile forces.
The storyline is not without some controversy....Well, I see no controversy, but I'm sure that certain groups might view the nature of a population unable to civilly function without men a bit 'controversial'. Regardless, Y: The Last Man is very well told, exciting, twist-filled and keeps you pressing on. It took me just under 2 hours to get through Book 1.
The stories originally were delivered in 10 Volumes (collecting the 60 individual newsstand comic books). Book 1 is a Deluxe, Hardcover combination of ...Read more ›
But should you get the softcover versions (both Volume 1: Unmanned and Volume 2: Cycles are included in this single book) or this "Deluxe" hardcover version? The cost is about the same. The hardcover is more impressive, with larger pages that do a great job of showing off the vibrant artwork. But the softcovers are sleek and portable, and contain all of the same content except for a few pages of sketches. No matter which you choose, you won't be disappointed.
Y: The Last Man Book Two continues the story. You won't want to miss it.
Now, on the merits, it's interesting to go back to the beginning and see where Vaughan was going with it. He's already starting to layer in the plots and hints that carry throughout the entire series. Yorick's confused and easily-sidetracked quest for Beth; the beginnings of the fraught relationship between Dr. Mann, 355, and Yorick; Natalya, the astronauts, and Kansas; even feces-flinging Ampersand. Vaughan's gift for interspersing bizarre facts and general geek chic isn't in the sort of full swing you get from Ex Machina yet, but his knack for the cliffhanger is in top gear.
All around, an excellent collection of the material. It's nice to see in an oversized hardcover, where Pia Guerra's art - and outstanding feel for human expression - is on full display. My only complaint is that a "deluxe" edition really could stand to have some more extra material. The sketches are fun, but I'd love love love to see a Vaughan script in raw form. I bet that would be downright revelatory.
As to the story, this one covers the first two TPB volumes of the series, Unmanned and Cycles. In the beginning you are treated to a fast-paced and chaotic overview of the catastrophe that literally kills every male mammal on the planet except for our hero Yorick and his pet monkey Ampersand. The rest of the story follows Yorick in his efforts to reunite with his family and his lost girlfriend Beth. During his journey he encounters all manner of allies and enemies and generally has a rollicking adventure across America.
Vaughan's setting for this story is completely unique and well-done. Obviously, the world has gone into chaos, with many important jobs for society being left essentially undone, and crime and anarchy generally ruling the day. While it will be interesting to see the direction Vaughan takes the overall story of how the world copes with the loss of all men, the real story here focuses on the exploits of Yorick Brown.Read more ›
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A really good story point that is both creative & thought provoking. Reading the first book - which is BEAUTIFULLY binded & printed by the way - has a decent read time (90-120mins)... Read morePublished 6 days ago by J Michmerhuizen
Really entertaining graphic novel about the last man (and his pet monkey) left after something killed everything with a Y chromosome. Read morePublished 23 days ago by ALR
This book falls into the same redundant pitfalls and fate of almost every other comic this era. Liberal agenda crap. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Such a good story. I really wish these trades weren't quite so pricey, as I want to keep reading.Published 1 month ago by Brittany Parrish
A page-turner with excellent artwork and thoughtful exploration of difficult themes, that also manages to be funny. I recommend it.Published 2 months ago by Roy S. Lowenstein
I was assigned Volume 1 to read for a Science Fiction class at my college, and I originally found a very short except of it online, and immediately I knew I was in love. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mike
After hearing so much talk about this series, I finally decided to give it a try and I'm glad I did. The first book in this series was very suspenseful and creative. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jeff
An excellent introduction to comics for me. It is a story that has a lot of propulsion and always leaves something wanted.Published 5 months ago by theTriplettGuy