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Monday, February 25, 2013

Y the last man Vol. 1 Unmanned

Author: Brian K. Vaughan
Illustrator: Pia Guerra
Title: Y the last man Vol. 1 Unmanned
Publication: January 2, 2003
Publisher: Vertigo
Genre: Action
Pages: 128
Audience: 18 and up
Rating: 5 out of 5
Source: Bought

Synopsis (from Barnes & Noble):"Y" is none other than unemployed escape artist Yorick Brown (his mother was a Shakespeare buff), and he's seemingly the only male human left alive after a mysterious plague kills all Y-chromosome carriers on earth. But why are he and his faithful companion, the often testy male monkey Ampersand, still alive? He sets out to find the answer (and his girlfriend), while running from angry female Republicans (now running the government), Amazon wannabes that include his own sister (seemingly brainwashed), and other threats.

My thoughts: Not much is going right for Yorick  Brown. He's unemployed, his girlfriend in on walk about in Australia, and he's a shut in. But things aren't all bad. He's an English major, an escape artist, and he has a pet monkey. However everything changes when every male on earth dies except Yorick and his monkey. I liked this book a lot and I can't wait to read the next volume, because while  a world of only women may sound like the ultimate male fantasy, Yorick doesn't seem to be having a very good time with it.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds hilarious. I'll have to borrow this one from you too.