Book Two last edited by gravenraven on 05/30/23 12:36AM View full history

    Y: The Last Manis the gripping saga of Yorick Brown, an unemployed and unmotivated slacker who discovers that he is the only male left in the world after a plague of unknown origin instantly kills every mammal with a Y chromosome. Accompanied by his mischievous monkey and the mysterious Agent 355, York embarks on a transcontinental journey to find his girlfriend and discover why he is the last man on Earth.

    Now, the entire critically acclaimedY: The Last Mansaga written by Brian K. Vaughan, one of the writers ofLost, is collected into a new edition. In this second volume, a Russian space from the International Space Station is returning to earth carrying three passengers: one woman and two men. Could this be the end of Yorick's tenure as last living male? Plus, the group runs up against a roadblock in Arizona where the female remains of the Sons of Arizona militia have cut the interstate to keep out any vestiges of the U.S. government.

    This volume collects Y: The Last Man#11-23.


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    Though this collection continue to suffer from Vaughan's ubiquitous obscenities, the stories are getting a bit better. One of the main challenges with a series based on this premise is that all the villains need to be female - not to say females don't make good villains, but the one-sidedness of the conflicts sometimes border on the redundant. The great cliffhanger at the end of the "Cycles" storyline does not, sadly, get a quality payoff in "One Small Step" - Vaughan takes the easy way out and ...

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