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When a plague of unknown origin instantly kills every mammal with a Y chromosome, unemployed and unmotivated slacker Yorick Brown suddenly discovers that he is the only male left in a world inhabited solely by women. Accompanied by his mischievous monkey and the mysterious Agent 355, Yorick embarks on a transcontinental journey to find his girlfriend and discover why he is the last man on Earth. But with a gang of feminist extremists and the leader of the Israel Defense Forces hunting him, Yorick's future, as well as that of the human race, may be short-lived.

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"With clean lines and muted colors, Guerra and Marz invoke a frighteningly believable future...it's entirely convincing — and addictive." Publishers Weekly

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"Fast-paced...lays the groundwork for what promises to be a compelling series." Booklist

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"Its appeal is its fine story, well scripted with dryly humorous touches." Library Journal

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"Funny and scary … an utterly believable critique of society. A+"—THE WASHINGTON POST

"The best graphic novel I've ever read."—STEPHEN KING

"This year's best movie is a comic book."—“ALL THINGS CONSIDERED,” NPR

"A seriously funny, nuanced fable.... Grade A."—ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Y: THE LAST MAN, winner of three Eisner Awards and one of the most critically acclaimed, best-selling comic books series of the last decade, is that rare example of a page-turner that is at once humorous, socially relevant and endlessly surprising.

Written by Brian K. Vaughan (LOST, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD, EX MACHINA) and with art by Pia Guerra, this is the saga of Yorick Brown—the only human survivor of a planet-wide plague that instantly kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome. Accompanied by a mysterious government agent, a brilliant young geneticist and his pet monkey, Ampersand, Yorick travels the world in search of his lost love and the answer to why he's the last man on earth.

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Brian K. Vaughan is an American comic book author best known for writing the critically acclaimed series Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina and Runaways.

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yooooooooooooog, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by yooooooooooooog)
This one is hard to pin down. It's difficult to explain why I was hooked immediately, why I couldn't wait to read what would happen next, why I snuck the final book into work, hid from my boss, and got a little teary-eyed when it was all over. Maybe it's because I'm a guy that would love to wake up into a situation like this. Who knows, but let me tell you: I was giddy throughout. I'm not a giddy person.

I was never a fan of graphic novels, especially about caped tights-wearers. This is the one that showed me that this genre can interest even a dire hard novel reader.
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crowyhead, August 18, 2006 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This is a truly excellent sf series. What would happen if every man on earth, save one, died suddenly? Yorick and his monkey Ampersand are the only male creatures left on Earth, and must travel from Boston to California in the company of Dr. Mann (an expert in cloning) and the enigmatic Agent 355. Problem is, everyone wants a piece of Yorick -- sometimes literally.
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Zmrzlina, June 11, 2006 (view all comments by Zmrzlina)
Every time someone says "if only women ran the world," I'll suggest they read this series. Not that the world wouldn't be better run if women were in charge, but if that's the plan there is a hell of a lot of prep work to be done. Only industry that women dominate is agriculture, and what the hell good is that if there is no one to transport it? Or run the power plants? How many female coal miners do you know?

The series doesn't preach, though. It is entertaining as all get out. I am mainly a literary fiction reader, but have found a few treasures in the graphic novel genre (Rabbi's Cat, Sandman series, Deogratias, A Tale of Rwanda, to name a few). This is another gem for my collection.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781563899805
Author:
Vaughan, Brian K.
Publisher:
DC Comics
Illustrator:
Rambo, Pamela
Illustrator:
Marzá, José, Jr.
Illustrator:
Guerra, Pia
Author:
D C Comics
Author:
Guerra, Pia
Author:
Ma
Author:
Vaughn, Brian K.
Author:
rzan, Jose
Author:
Marzan, Jose, Jr.
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Heroes
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Science Fiction
Subject:
Science fiction comic books, strips, etc
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Fantasy
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Epidemics
Subject:
Plague
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Direct ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Last Man
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20100101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
12.25 x 9 x 7 in 13.26 lb

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Product details 128 pages DC Comics - English 9781563899805 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "With clean lines and muted colors, Guerra and Marz invoke a frighteningly believable future...it's entirely convincing — and addictive." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Fast-paced...lays the groundwork for what promises to be a compelling series."
"Review" by , "Its appeal is its fine story, well scripted with dryly humorous touches."
"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , "Funny and scary … an utterly believable critique of society. A+"—THE WASHINGTON POST

"The best graphic novel I've ever read."—STEPHEN KING

"This year's best movie is a comic book."—“ALL THINGS CONSIDERED,” NPR

"A seriously funny, nuanced fable.... Grade A."—ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Y: THE LAST MAN, winner of three Eisner Awards and one of the most critically acclaimed, best-selling comic books series of the last decade, is that rare example of a page-turner that is at once humorous, socially relevant and endlessly surprising.

Written by Brian K. Vaughan (LOST, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD, EX MACHINA) and with art by Pia Guerra, this is the saga of Yorick Brown—the only human survivor of a planet-wide plague that instantly kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome. Accompanied by a mysterious government agent, a brilliant young geneticist and his pet monkey, Ampersand, Yorick travels the world in search of his lost love and the answer to why he's the last man on earth.

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