Y: The Last Man, Volume 4: Safeword (NOOK Comics with Zoom View) [NOOK Book]

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WINNER OF THREE EISNER AWARDS

After a devastating plague, Yorrick Brown is the last man left alive in a world of women. On the run from Amazon extremists who would be happy to see him dead, his friends leave him in the care of Agent 711. But 711 is not the tragic woman she seems to be and Yorrick is propelled into a drug-fuelled nightmare of blood and sadism. Collects issues #18-23 of the runaway hit Vertigo series by Brian K. Vaughan ...

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Y: The Last Man, Volume 4: Safeword (NOOK Comics with Zoom View)

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Overview

WINNER OF THREE EISNER AWARDS

After a devastating plague, Yorrick Brown is the last man left alive in a world of women. On the run from Amazon extremists who would be happy to see him dead, his friends leave him in the care of Agent 711. But 711 is not the tragic woman she seems to be and Yorrick is propelled into a drug-fuelled nightmare of blood and sadism. Collects issues #18-23 of the runaway hit Vertigo series by Brian K. Vaughan (EX-MACHINA, RUNAWAYS) and Pia Guerra.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Vaughan and Guerra have crafted a frequently funny, sometimes compelling, postapocalyptic American road story with a twist. A mysterious plague has wiped out every man around the globe, except for one: a sardonic 20-something romantic named Yorick. Poor Yorick, however, has to conceal his identity from man-hating Amazons, renegade separatists and all sorts of other female factions who want to use him for one thing or another. He's on the run with a government agent and a geneticist as they hope to figure out what caused the plague and how Yorick survived. This volume focuses on the character development of Yorick and geneticist Dr. Alison Mann. Vaughn spends three chapters on Yorick's past and present psychosexual traumas, as he encounters a very eccentric therapist; the next three chapters follow Dr. Mann down some dangerous roads. Vaughn is an excellent episodic writer, able to sustain a suspenseful arc of plot, themes and realistic characters from one moment to the next. Guerra's art is unremarkable but competently conveys all kinds of action. Most important, Vaughn makes readers care for his characters. In the tradition of much good sci-fi writing, his fantastic plague backdrop is a very clever way of isolating and expanding on simple human themes of love, loneliness, fear and, of course, gender relations. (Nov. 17) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401236182
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 6/12/2012
  • Series: Y: The Last Man Series , #4
  • Sold by: DC Comics
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 262,651
  • File size: 58 MB
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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 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 funnybooks. He also served as writer and story editor on the hit TV series Lost.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    Best volume yet

    This story develops Yorick to be more than that joker .

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  • Posted July 14, 2012

    Loved it.

    Loved it.

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  • Posted December 1, 2009

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    Tiny step down but still better than almost everything else!!

    I have adored the first three of these volumes. This trade is a tiny bit of a step down because of the hyper-sexual overtones that seemed odd in their placement. Not that they were in the book just when, where, and more importantly, why. I did love the look back to more of Yorick's reaction to the plague. The overall story is pushing west and I'm loving it!!

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