“Review: I have recently been sidetracked I have finished the first 5 books of the highly praised, Y: The Last Man graphic novel series by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Pia Guerra. This series has captivated my interest in graphic novels and I plan to read another series by him called Saga....”see full review » see other reviews »
“Review: I have recently been sidetracked I have finished the first 5 books of the highly praised, Y: The Last Man graphic novel series by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Pia Guerra. This series has captivated my interest in graphic novels and I plan to read another series by him called Saga. The most interesting thing about the book is that the author suggests that even in wake of man’s absence, man is still the center of the world. This is clear because for one, almost all the women in the world either love men or hate them. This means that men are still being kept alive through legislation or political movements based on them in the novel, even though they are seemingly gone forever. Secondly, the story is largely about Yorrick Brown’s growth as a character in wake of the setting of female oppression and superiority. This fact that his personal character growth is the center of the novel directly suggests that man is still the center of the world. Despite this being so important to all aspects of the novel, the author also deals with other concepts through use of male’s societal dominance only as a backdrop for the dilemmas he presents. Yorrick, Agent 355, Dr. Mann, even Hero are almost always dealing with some sort of moral dilemma. One scene, in particular, has stuck in my mind. Agent 355 figures out that one of the groups after her killed one of her friends. Things get a bit hectic and she kills two of the three members of the group, but “KRAK” ’s the neck of the other. This does not kill the last one but paralyzes her completely and leaves her there, alive and awake (pg. 135-140). The question is raised whether this is right or not. Does the person deserve to be left alone and paralyzed in a stadium for killing Agent 355’s friend? Brian K. Vaughan has an abundance of such moral dilemmas throughout the novel and series. I look forward to seeing the progression of the story and how Brian K. Vaughan will break apart the established idea of male centered societies.”Alex M wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm enjoying it but at times it is frustrating as so many subplots and cliffhangers lead to anticlimax. Overall it's all good but the initial impact has subsided slightly. ”Spider Jerusalem's two headed Cat wrote this review Friday, June 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“"Ring of Truth" is an epic instalment in the series. The thickest volume so far and filled to the brim with yet more incredible character introductions and set pieces. This is halfway through the collection and I'm still loving every moment. Next please!”Andrew wrote this review Sunday, March 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A great read.”Blank. wrote this review Saturday, January 19, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“And a new threat is introduced! We finally find out why Ampersand & Yorick survived he plague. Yipee!!
My full review on the entire series can be found on my blog at http://knowitnotsomuch.blogspot.com/2013/01/y-last-man.html”
“Yorick, Agent 355 and Dr. Mann have finally reached Dr. Mann's lab. It has been two years since all creatures with a Y chromosome, except for Yorick and his pet monkey, Ampersand, were wiped off the face of the earth. In this volume, they are coming closer to finding out what caused this “plague” and why Yorick and Ampersand were spared. Also, in this issue, we get some background on Yorick's sister, Hero, and an update on where she's been since they met up after the plague.
This is one of the better issues of the series, I think. I don't think there were really any parts that I weren't interested in. I really liked this one.”
“really good series”Vince wrote this review Tuesday, January 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Yorrick is still battling. Can't wait to read the next installment. ”Elisha D wrote this review Monday, January 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book perplexes me because the illustration seems to have changed. The plot thickens! And poor Yorick -- his mild suffering is definitely comic relief.”Dottie J wrote this review Thursday, October 20, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No