The Last Man. Book One

Vaughan, Brian K.

Book - 2008
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
"In 2002, the world changes forever. Every man, every boy, every mammal witha Y chromosome every on Earth, suddenly collapses and dies. With the loss of more than half the planet's population, the gears of society grind to a halt, and a world of women are left to pick up the pieces and try to keep civilization from collapsing entirely. The 'gendercide', however, is not absolutely complete. For some unknown reason, one young man named Yorick Brown and his pet male monkey, Ampersand, are spared. Overnight, this anonymous twentysomething becomes the most important person on the planet-the key, it is hoped to unlocking the secret of the mysterious sex-specific plague."--Cover p. [4].

Publisher: New York :, DC Comics,, [2008], ©2008
Edition: Deluxe edition
ISBN: 1401219217
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 Va
Characteristics: 245 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm


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Jan 07, 2015
  • cemoreno1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This might not be the most original story out there but it's fun to read.

Vaughan's get this story well done with good characters and memorable moments.

The artwork is outstanding.

Dec 06, 2014

A thought provoking and entertaining Graphic Novel series! Loosely based on Mary Shelley's novel.

Jul 03, 2014
  • angeye87 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of my favorite in the series! I love that Yorrick's issues are finally addressed and he's growing into a better man! :)

Apr 09, 2013
  • bbailey77 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Brian K. Vaughn's fourth Y: The Last Man TPB introduces us to some dark recesses of Yorrick's past, and he climbs from the depths as a much stronger and more focused individual. Characters reveal truths necessary for them to move forward. It's another fantastic volume in BKV's epic story!

Jan 31, 2013
  • DanMenard rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Pretty good.

The art is excellent, and the writing isn't overbearing. Being a story focusing on the last man, there is some great female characterization, which is usually missing from many graphic novels. (I only wish it wasn't necessary to have only one male character in order to get some depth for the ladies, too.)

This book is widely recommended, and I cautiously agree. The story is a very interesting concept, but I felt it was a bit lackluster by the end of this first volume. I look forward to reading the rest of the series to see where it ends up.

Jul 19, 2011
  • lasertravis rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Brilliant series. Read it.

Jul 15, 2011
  • lasertravis rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This was a great addition to what has become a must read series for me. The dialogue and story are back to being great after the last book which was slightly less entertaining. If you like comics or graphic novels, or if you like post-apocalyptic tales, this is a must read. Smart, funny and endearing characters in a great storyline.

Jan 05, 2009
  • DavidB rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The Gendercide is finally explained!... sort of.

Confusing, convoluted and almost anticlimactic explanation of the mysterious plague responsible for the death of every male mammal on the planet.

The real treat here is the throw-down between 355 and the ninja chick. A fun bonus story by the girls of the "Fish and Bicycle" troupe. An okay read for only those who care about this story.

P.S. It's raining Dr. Menn.


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Feb 16, 2015
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Apr 09, 2013
  • bbailey77 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Dec 17, 2008
  • DavidB rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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