Y: The Last Man Deluxe Edition, Book One

Y: The Last Man Deluxe Edition, Book One

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by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra
     
 

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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

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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.

Collects Y THE LAST MAN #1-10.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Promises to be a compelling series."—Booklist

"Complete and utter gold."—Publishers Weekly

"A seriously funny, nuanced fable.... Grade A."Entertainment Weekly

"Funny and scary ... an utterly believable critique of society. A+"Washington Post

"This year's best movie is a comic book.""All Things Considered," National Public Radio

Library Journal
10/3/2014
Here Vaughan posits an engrossing question—“What if all the males in the world suddenly died?”—as the vehicle to tell stories of war, love, loss, and strength. The premise also addresses a multitude of societal “hot topics,” extremely pertinent in contemporary society. After a plague with an inexplicable origin wipes out the entire male population of Earth, Yorick Brown, an amateur escape artist, finds himself and his pet capuchin to be the only males left in existence. This volume chronicles the first leg of Yorick, his protector Agent 355, and geneticist Dr. Mann's journey to finding a solution to Earth's “gendercide” problem. The series brings up issues such as extreme gender misrepresentation in such industries as agriculture, telecommunications, and utility management, as well as a shockingly low female representation in the military and politics. Yet the women in the novel adapt, assuming and reshaping the roles to fit their own ideals. As in Saga, the Eisner Award—winning ongoing series by Vaughan, Y prides itself on well-defined characters with varying perspectives and a riveting plotline that begs the reader to ponder. In both, the author shows that he can write to entertain and to challenge alike.
Verdict A strong read for a strong reader, Y: The Last Man is for graphic novel enthusiasts who want something smart, accessible, and relevant.—Laura Gallardo, St. Louis

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401219215
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Series:
Y: The Last Man Series
Edition description:
Deluxe Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
135,470
Product dimensions:
7.46(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
17 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Brian K. Vaughan is the Eisner and Harvey Award-Winning co-creator of many critically acclaimed comic books, including Y: THE LAST MAN, EX MACHINA, Runaways and THE PRIDE OF BAGHDAD. A professional comics writer since his days as an undergraduate film student at New York University, Brian has written every major DC and Marvel character from BATMAN to X-MEN. He's also written several screenplays, stage plays, and short stories, but mostly, he likes to work on the funny books. Pia Guerra was born in New Jersey in 1971. Through the 1990s Pia worked on various independent titles including the Bruiser, Sinnamon, Slip, Weird Business, Asylum, and a series of gaming manuals for White Wolf's Masquerade, Changeling and Werewolf lines. In early 2001 Pia began working on Y: The Last Man written by Brian K. Vaughan. Since it's release in July of 2002 response to the book has been overwhelmingly positive. Pia won the Shuster Award for Outstanding Canadian Comic Book Artist of 2006 for her work on Y: The Last Man. Pia lives with her very talented husband, writer Ian Boothby (Futurama, Simpsons comics) and three mostly lovable cats August, Charlie and Kinsey.

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Y: The Last Man Deluxe Edition Book One 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Vichus_Smith More than 1 year ago
What can I tell you about Y the Last Man that hasn't already been said? This is a science fiction story about Yorick Brown, the only man to mysteriously survive the mass death of every creature on the planet with a y chromosome. What is unique about this story is that Yorick is no two-fisted man of action, but a pretty average guy who has a pet monkey; the monkey's name is Ampersand, if you're interested. In this volume, Yorick meets his allies. 355 is an agent who protects Yorick at all costs. Allison Mann is a brilliant doctor who may be able to figure out what killed all the men. I'll skip rehashing the plot. All you have to know is that Y The Last man is well written (Brian K. Vaughan) and well illustrated (Pia Guerra, et. al.). If you have some preconceived notions about comic books, this is sure to show you what else comics have to offer. What makes Y stand out is that it finds a good balance of violent content, character development, plot progression and good dialog. If I have anything negative to say about this particular collection, it's that there is no extra content whatsoever. You get the single issue covers, and you have some character sketches in the back. If you own a trade of Y the Last Man with better supplementary material, then you reallly don't need to buy this.
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Scully_Mac More than 1 year ago
I picked this up both as a fan of LOST and dystopian fiction. Everything about this series is A-class, from the clever pop cultural references to the very realistic relationships formed between the characters. As a whole, the series is funny, heartbreaking, and brilliantly refreshing. I sobbed my eyes out at the end of the last book, and that's not something that happens to me very often. This story just grabbed hold of me and wouldn't let go.
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