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Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned by Brian…

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
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 Vol. 1: Unmanned by Brian K. Vaughan

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What an interesting concept; the main question of, "What if there were no more men," just brings up so many more! Will women be able to survive? Will they attempt to rebuild the world as it was? Will they improve it? Make it worse? Get along? Act like men? In my opinion, it's an incredibly interesting thought experiment. Can't wait to read the next installment! ( )
  Amy_Jesionowski | Nov 3, 2015 |
I've been wanting to read this comic for a long time, but never really had the chance until a few weeks ago when I found almost the entire collection of volumes at the thrift store. I started reading them tonight and sadly it wasn't not as good as I was expecting. It was actually kind of boring and I don't really like Yorick's character. Hopefully it gets better in later volumes ( )
  Serenity_Tigerlily | Jun 30, 2015 |
Recommended for people who like post-apocalyptic TV shows and/or books but haven’t tried a graphic novel. Off to an intriguing start as all the men and boys and male animals have died—simultaneously—and women struggle to establish order with the Secretary of Agriculture as president and a bunch of Republican widows storming the Capitol with guns trying to take their husbands’ seats. ( )
  jholcomb | May 23, 2015 |
It's good but the word, "pretentious" comes to mind when I think about it. People say its great, I say pretentious, or overrated should be a better description for it. ( )
  Kurt.Rocourt | May 22, 2015 |
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 |
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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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