Y The Last Man #16 Poster FRAMED (2004) J. G. Jones


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A bediapered capuchin monkey named Ampersand holds the key to the survival of the human race in Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s acclaimed Vertigo series Y: The Last Man. After a plague wipes out nearly every creature on the planet with a Y chromosome. Ampersand and his human companion Yorick (his name inspiring this cover’s sly visual pun) could deal with survivor guilt, Ninjas, theater troupes and a roving band of pissed-off Amazons. “I like animal sidekicks. They seem to be a pretty cool trope of post-apocalyptic fiction- just because if you’re going to have this lone protagonist, they’re going to need someone to talk to. Dogs are overused, and cats are dumb. So that leaves monkeys. There’s a famous comics legend that whenever DC Comics would put a monkey or an ape on the cover of a comic, the circulation numbers would suddenly shoot up. So if you go back and look at the covers of old Silver Age Superman comics, Superman is always fighting all kinds of gorillas. Just a bizarre number of gorillas. So it was just a cheap marketing ploy on our part to be able to put a money on the cover of a book.”- Brian K. Vaughan. Ampersand, Yorick’s Capuchin monkey and the only other male mammal to survive the plague. A theater troupe (of women) find a hurt Ampersand, and they take him back to their tent to patch him up. When they do they discover he is male. Thinking it is a sign they decide to write a play about the last man on earth. There are plenty of Shakespere references throughout the series. So many in fact you would expect that there are royalties needed to be paid. Y: The Last Man is a dystopian science fiction comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra published by Vertigo beginning in 2002. The series is about the only man to survive the apparent simultaneous death of every male mammal (barring the same man’s pet monkey) on Earth. The series’ covers were primarily by J. G. Jones and Massimo Carnevale. The series received five Eisner Awards. Discussing the cause of the plague, Vaughan is quoted as saying: “I feel that there is a definitive explanation, but I like that people don’t necessarily know what it is. In interviews we always said that we would tell people exactly what caused the plague. The thing was, we never said when we were going to tell. We weren’t going to tell you when we were telling you, I should say. We might have told you in issue #3. There might have been something in the background that only a couple people caught. It might have been Dr. Mann’s father’s very detailed, scientific explanation. It might have been Alter’s off-the-wall conspiracy theory. The real answer is somewhere in those 60 issues, but I prefer to let the reader decide which one they like rather than pushing it on them.” In March, 2012, former Jericho writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia entered final negotiations to write New Line’s adaptation of the series, following in the footsteps of Vintar, Vaughan, and Ellsworth. J.C. Spink, Chris Bender and David Goyer were attached to produce; Mason Novick and Jake Weiner are executive producers. Reports in September 2012 suggested New Line was enthusiastic about the draft screenplay produced by Federman and Scaia, and had begun the process of meeting potential directors to hire for the project. In January, 2013, it was announced that Dan Trachtenberg will direct the film. In June, 2013, producer David Goyer announced having “a script that’s as close as it’s ever been,” and suggested the film could go into production in 2014. J.G. Jones is an American comic book artist, known for his work on books such as Wanted and Final Crisis. Jones is best known for his work as cover artist on various comic book series, including a stint on Brian K. Vaughan’s Y: The Last Man (Vertigo Comics), and, for DC Comics, the six-issue limited series Villains United written by Gail Simone, as well as all 52 covers for the maxi-series 52. Jones’ interior art credits include: Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia (pencils only) written by Greg Rucka, Mark Millar’s Wanted (pencils and inks) published by Top Cow and Grant Morrison’s Marvel Boy published by Marvel.


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