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Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned (edition 2003)

by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra (Illustrator)

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Title:Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned
Authors:Brian K. Vaughan
Other authors:Pia Guerra (Illustrator)
Info:Vertigo (2003), Edition: aFirst Edition First Printing, Paperback, 128 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:adventure, apocalypse, comic book, dystopia, feminism, fiction, graphic novel, plague, post-apocalyptic, science fiction, speculative fiction

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Y: The Last Man: Unmanned by Brian K. Vaughan

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A mysterious plague has killed every man on earth except Yorick Brown, who was somehow spared. That is the provocative premise of the comics series whose first five issues make up this book. The sole Y-chromosomed survivor is an amiable, headstrong young man, the son of a U.S. congresswoman and, as it happens, an amateur escape artist. He spends most of the story on the run from a tribe of self-styled Amazons bent on eliminating the last vestige of patriarchy. He is also trying, with a bioengineer who may be responsible for the worldwide "gendercide," to figure out why he survived; hoping to reach his girlfriend in Australia; and, of course, contemplating the repopulation of the planet. Rather pedestrian artwork doesn't do much to liven the story, though its straightforwardness imparts deadpan believability to such ramifications as the female secretary of agriculture ascending to the presidency. Fast-paced anyway, the yarn introduces a large number of intriguing characters and plotlines as it lays the groundwork for what promises to be a compelling series.
  GalenWiley | Apr 9, 2015 |
I picked up the first two installments because this series is always on the "Best Of" lists. Idk, it just wasn't for me I guess. It was thin and cliched and told a different version of the same story that others have told much better. Also Yorick is really annoying. I'm usually a stickler about finishing a series once I start it, but I think I'm gonna skip it this time. ( )
  cattylj | Feb 28, 2015 |
Brian K. Vaughan took an interesting idea that might have come up in an ordinary conversation, and turned it into an epic tale of adventure and philosophy. This book takes a stand on equality in a revolutionary and unprecedented way. ( )
  Luluguineapig | Jan 27, 2015 |
These comics have an interesting premise: One day all males on earth die suddenly, with one exception. It is certainly one of the more creative post-apocalyptic settings I've encountered, and it goes in some interesting directions. The execution isn't perfect; occasionally the characters fall a little flat, but there are always more surprises waiting on the next page.

Personally I found a couple of the big revelations at the end of the series to be disappointing, but my overall impression of the series is still positive. ( )
  wishanem | Jan 27, 2015 |
Fabulous. Totally enjoyed it. ( )
  KVHardy | Jan 2, 2015 |
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The ethics of cutting-edge science are at the forefront of the story as well, as will be, I imagine, a conflict between the emotional and ecological sides of sexuality.
 

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Brian K. Vaughanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Guerra, PiaIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Marzán Jr., JoséIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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In the summer of 2002, a plague of unknown origin destroyed every last sperm, fetus, and fully developed mammal with a Y chromosome-with the apparent exception of one young man and his male pet. This "gendercide" instantaneously exterminated 48% of the global population, or approximately 2.9 billion men. Now, aided by the mysterious Agent 355, the last human male Yorick Brown must contend with dangerous extremists, a hoped-for reunion with a girlfriend on the other side of the globe, and the search for exactly why he's the only man to survive.… (more)

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