Y the Last Man Volume 5 TP NM 1st print Brian K Vaughan Pia Guerra Movie


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Y: The Last Man Book Five Trade Paperback
by Brian K. Vaughan (Author)


In 2002, the world changes forever. Every man, every boy, every mammal with a Y chromosome everywhere on Earth suddenly collapses and dies. With the loss of nearly half the planet’s population, the gears of society grind to a halt, and a world of women is 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 twenty-something becomes the most important person on the planet — the key, it is hoped, to unlocking the secret of the mysterious sex-specific plague.

For Yorick himself, the cause of the epidemic is less important than the fate of his beloved fiancée, Beth. Now, after nearly four years and countless grueling miles, the final answers are about to be revealed—and the truth may be more than any man could bear.

In the conclusion to their acclaimed Vertigo series Y: The Last Man, writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra bring to vivid life the age-old speculation: What would really happen to the last man on Earth?

Collects Y: The Last Man #49-60.

Publisher Vertigo
Paperback 328 pages
ISBN-13 978-1401263720
Weight 1.18 pounds
Dimensions 6.61 x 0.79 x 10.12 inches

So, here we are. The last book about the last men on Earth, Yorik Brown!

I read all 5 books in a week. A few hours before sleeping. Sometimes I was so tired but I couldn’t stop reading. The story is THAT gripping!

Anyway, as you might already know, the book is about a world that is being habitated only by women given that a plague killed every mammal with a Y chromosome. Meaning, every man, dog, bull, etc on Earth is dead… Except for “master” escapist, Yorik Brown and his manle monkey, Ampersand.

Why Yorik and Ampersand are alive? Why the plague didn’t kill them? Well, you won’t find out up until the 5th book, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing on the road, isn’t it?

I’m fascinated on how the writer managed to create a world were only women rule. There’s the afraid, confusion, and then fractioning.

Afraid? Well, the current way of living is gone forever.
Confusion? How would the femenine gender manage to go on, when most of the labor used to be made by men!
Fractioning? Intersting how there’s several group of women such as the Daughters of the Amazon, or the Army Gals from Israel, that form groups of women gathered by common believe. VERY interesting!

The action, character development, interesting points of view about life, machismo and other stuff is right there and written beautifully. I’mpossible not to laugh or feel angry when stuff happen. Those emotions can only be get on a comics when the writing is damn good.

The art also do it’s part. The covers made by JG Jones are amazing, and the inside art by Pia Guerra is also perfect for the story. It goes hand and hand. Just lovely!

Every book comes with a good set of extras, going from sketches on Volume 1 (and 2, I believe), and the other volumes contain the scrip for one of the chapters.

When I end reading the series, I felt… Not sure how I felt, but I do know that I felt I just read one of the most amazing stories ever written, and I don’t say that lightly.

If you want to read a comics, but not necessarily a Super-hero comic, I higly recommend these books. They have a begining, a resolution and an end. There’s no more after the fith. Is all over. And that makes me love the series even more.


Collects Y the Last Man 49-60. Near mint, 1st printing. More pics in the description!