Synopses & Reviews
"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.
"With clean lines and muted colors, Guerra and Marz invoke a frighteningly believable future...it's entirely convincing and addictive." Publishers Weekly
"Fast-paced...lays the groundwork for what promises to be a compelling series." Booklist
"Its appeal is its fine story, well scripted with dryly humorous touches." Library Journal
andldquo;What use does technology have if the end is nowhere in sight? What means will we concoct, day-to-day, to meet our end goal? Writer/artist Frederik Peeters plays with these themes and more in his Angoulandecirc;meandnbsp;Festivalandndash;winning sci-fi chronicle, Aama.andrdquo;
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.
In the distant future, Verloc Nim wakes up in the middle of nowhere suffering from complete amnesia. He remembers nothing of his former life. But when Verloc is handed his diary by a robot-ape called Churchill, he is able to revisit his past. His life, he discovers, has been a miserable one. He lost his business, his family, and his friends because he refused the technological advancements of society. The eye implants, the pharyngeal filters, the genetic modificationsand#8212;he went without all these. He was astray in a society he deeply resentedand#8212;that is, until his brother, Conrad, took him to another planet to retrieve a mysterious substance called aama. Full of action, adventure, and strange characters, Aama is a unique exploration of societyand#8217;s dangerous relationship with technology.
About the Author
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.