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Y: The Last Man, Vol. 3: One Small Step Paperback – April 1, 2004
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"One Small Step" contains two stories, the primary one being the title story. Yorick, Agent 355 and Dr. Mann travel through Missouri to Kansas and seek to help two more potential male survivors of the plaque to arrive safely on Earth from orbit. All males of all species on Earth died in the plague, but it didn't extend to those males OFF the planet. The International Space Station houses two male and one female astronaut, all of whom are dangerously close to suffocating in the failing life support of the station. They have to evacuate the station and find out whether they can survive now that several months have gone by since the plague.
Thrown into the mix are the Israeli soldiers, led by their stoic Colonel, whose motives have been unclear until this story. Suffice it to say that old scores die hard.
Brian Vaughn builds the tension slowly with several events threatening to collide explosively. The violent colonel, an endangered Yorick, and the fate of the astronauts all hangs in the balance. I found myself flying through the climactic pages of this story, eager to find out what was going to happen.
You really have to read the first two volumes before you move on to this one. There's too much back story you'll miss. But it's worth the time. This is one of the best comics to come out in the past several years and is not to be missed!
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.Read more ›
Either way, it felt like this volume seemed a lot slower. The fact that the last two chapters in this volume came off as filler (albeit entertaining filler) didn't help the pacing for this volume much.
Regardless, the series remains entertaining and I hope the remainder of the series doesn't putter out.
If you like smart writing and appreciate sardonic humor, get these books.
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This is really weird but my version of book three One Small Step is actually the first half of book 2--it ends on page 166 and repeats the first half of book 2. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Susan
a great continuation of the tales Vaughn started earlier. A must readPublished 15 months ago by david m hawkins
The action just keeps coming. If you're not hooked by this volume, then don't waste your time. You'll definitely be hooked by Volume 3 if you weren't already.Published 24 months ago by Bradley W. Gray