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Y: The Last Man, Vol. 6: Girl on Girl Paperback – November 23, 2005

4.4 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews
Book 6 of 10 in the Y: The Last Man Series

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After two years spent warily crossing the U.S., Yorick Brown and his escorts, agent 355 and biochemist Alison Mann, have gone to sea. Mann has determined that the key to understanding what kept Yorick from dying when all the other men did lies within the body of Yorick's pet monkey, Ampersand, who has been abducted by a Japanese mercenary. Following the monkeynapper accounts for the sixth Y: The Last Man collection opening aboard a pirate ship commanded by an exceedingly intrepid erstwhile comp-lit student. Piquant flashbacks and clever, humanizing, and, under the circumstances, not incredible details, like the pirate captain's background, and accidents, like Yorick finding 355 and Mann in flagrante one night--not to mention the volume-closing at-long-last peek at how Yorick's girlfriend, Beth, is faring in Australia--keep this otherwise more routine installment as riveting as its predecessors. Also, by now the saga's relatively plain artwork has become the Y: The Last Man look, and guest artist Goran Sudzuka wisely doesn't deviate from original limner Pia Guerra's style. Ray Olson
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Vertigo (November 23, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401205011
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401205010
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.4 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By NF TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 21, 2014
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Y: The Last Man is a 10-volume graphic novel collection about what would happen if an unexplained plague wiped out every male on earth, animals and human alike, in a heartbeat. The premise of this story is that two males were inexplicably spared: a young man named Yorick Brown, amateur escape artist and generally something of a loser, and a capuchin monkey. The primary plotline is concerned with how to keep Yorick alive long enough to figure out just why he survived and whether that information can be used to help repopulate the earth, all while Yorick tries to find his girlfriend and would-be fiance, who was on a sabbatical in the Australian Outback when the disaster struck.

In the process, Yorick and the people who help him encounter crazed "Amazons," who believe it is their duty to remove the last vestige of the male of the species from the planet, an out-of-control Israeli Defense Forces commander who wants Yorick for her own purposes, Yorick's mother, a Representative and one of the few members of the U.S. government left alive, Yorick's sister (with a few plot twists I won't reveal), and various others, some who try to aid him, many of whom try to kill him.

The science in this set of graphic novels frankly doesn't make much sense, so you have to turn your brain off, much as you have to do when you read Superman. Some of the depictions of life without men make sense; some less so. There are plot twists galore and *everyone* has secrets, some of which aren't revealed until the final volume.

I found the artwork in this series to be adequate but uninspiring. It reminded me a little of the old Curt Swan Superman and Legion of Super Heroes days.
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I've pretty much read through all the Y: The Last Man books in one sitting. I tore through this as well. The good parts of this is you see Yorick going through some doubts on seeing how the world works now with the line blurring between who are the good and bad. Also, the tension between 355 and the doctor come to a head; not that you can't see it coming, but I literally yelled outloud, "FINALLY!"

The sub-story of Beth was fantastic. It goes into the relationship between Yorick and Beth; how they met, how they got along, how she got along with Hero, some background on Beth; it was more or less a vision quest. Yorick's been going on faith that Beth is alive half a world away, this was Beth's test of faith.

Overall a good read. I just recently heard that the series is going up to #60 issues. I'm sure it's going to be gripping and the art is going to continue to be great all the way through.

-B
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As some other reviewers have said, this is a perfectly fine bit of the Yorick saga, but it's not quite as good as many of the others. It's not disturbing like "Safeword"; it's just a bit dull.

Dull even though there are pirates -- yes, pirates! They come off as a contrivance, yet another impediment thrown in the path of Our Wandering Heroes. While one will become an interesting and important character later on, in this volume they seem a bit silly.
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I purchased this series on the recommendation of Stephen King. If the master storyteller of the 20th Century says to read something, I tend to listen. And boy, was this a good choice?

Wonderful mix of humor and horror and science, a great mix, easily and freshly told. Almost like a great zombie adventure, without the zombies.

Cannot recommend highly enough.

Incredible experience reading this story.
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Great series. I have a hard time finding the later volumes at my local comic shops, and Amazon has me covered. If your reading a review for book 6 you already know the basic outline of the series, pick this one up you won't regret it.
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This was an interesting volume of Y: The Last Man. It wasn't horrible. It wasn't great. It did seem to derail the story as Yorick and his gang have now taken to the seas and end up dealing with pirates. There are also some rather shocking scenes that I wasn't expecting. Characters headed in directions I didn't think they would take. Maybe they were getting bored with the plot too? Art quality wasn't up to the usual standard either and combined with the plot and antics of this volume I wondered if I had accidentally picked up an issue of Scooby-Doo.

The one redeeming quality of Volume 6 is the last story. We get some insight as to what's been going on in Australia. I can't remember how long it's been since we've followed Beth, but it's been too long. These asides seem to be the strong point of the series.
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By M on December 16, 2012
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In volume 5, you could see hints of the story unraveling. Here, it is further evinced. Don't get me wrong, there ARE good parts in here, and not just the 'Girl on Girl' that the title mentions. Some of the plot points are strong, as well as some of the points discussed in a world where all men have died from the plague (except for Yorick) I only wish that the culmination of this story in parts 9 and 10 had been better.
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By johnnyg on January 15, 2013
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Such an amazing team. BKV is a phenomenal writer, this is one of my top 3 comic series of all time. The. Series is a quick read but I like to take my time and observe the art. The series is very cinematic.
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