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The Resource Y, the last man, Vol. 1, Unmanned, Brian K. Vaughan, writer ; [illustrated by] Pia Guerra ... [and others]

Y, the last man, Vol. 1, Unmanned, Brian K. Vaughan, writer ; [illustrated by] Pia Guerra ... [and others]

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Y, the last man, Vol. 1, Unmanned
Title
Y, the last man
Title number
Vol. 1
Title part
Unmanned
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Brian K. Vaughan, writer ; [illustrated by] Pia Guerra ... [and others]
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Unmanned
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eng
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Review
  • Yorick Brown is an escape artist; has a fabulous girlfriend who's traveling in Australia; and possesses a genetic make-up that's allowed him to survive a plague that killed every male being on the planet except for him and his pet monkey. Yorick is the last man on earth, and in the resulting chaos, he must find a way to help save the human race. At least that's what the (now all-female) government thinks. Yorick would prefer to find his girlfriend, but it's hard to get a flight halfway around the world when almost all the pilots and mechanics are gone. It's hard enough to drive down the block, since the streets are jammed with the cars of men who were behind the wheel when the instantaneous plague hit. Furthermore, the entire social fabric has gone to hell, with gun-wielding wives of Republican representatives insisting on getting their husbands' seats and tribes of latter-day Amazons claiming males were meant to die. Since Yorick's mother is a congresswoman, he's protected by secret spies. And his escape skills come in handy when he's trapped first by a marauding garbage-woman and then by his mother, as she tries to keep him from doing anything stupid. Meanwhile, who are the mysterious Israeli soldiers who seem so gratified by the situation, and why is Yorick's sister so intent on joining the Amazons? With clean lines and muted colors, Guerra and Marzán invoke a frighteningly believable future; their vision of the surprise and horror to come is so beautifully ordinary, it's entirely convincing—and addictive. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed October 6, 2003) (Publishers Weekly, vol 250, issue 40, p64)
  • In this first volume of an ongoing full-color series from DC's Vertigo line, every male animal on Earth dies simultaneously from an unknown cause—except for unemployed English major Yorick Brown and his monkey Ampersand. Amid the ensuing chaos, Yorick wants to find his sister and girlfriend, but instead, aided by the secretive government Agent 355 and pursued by radicals from the Amazon movement, he goes in search of a cloning researcher who may be able to determine why he survived and who might help to repopulate the world. Nudity, bloody violence, and profanity earn this book Vertigo's "mature readers" tag. Its appeal is its fine story, well scripted with dryly humorous touches by Vaughan. The art by Pia Guerra is adequate but unexceptional. This series has generated quite a buzz in the comic book field and beyond; recommended for all adult collections. --Steve Raiteri (Reviewed May 1, 2003) (Library Journal, vol 128, issue 8, p100)
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TOH
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Vaughan, Brian K
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illustrations
Index
no index present
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comic strips
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  • Guerra, Pia
  • Jones, J. G
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True
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Y, the last man
Series volume
0001
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  • Epidemics
  • Graphic novels
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adult
Label
Y, the last man, Vol. 1, Unmanned, Brian K. Vaughan, writer ; [illustrated by] Pia Guerra ... [and others]
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Publication
Copyright
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  • "Originally published in single magazine form as Y: the last man 1-5" --T.p. verso
  • Cover art: J.G. Jones
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623071
Dimensions
26 cm
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126 pages
Isbn
9781563899805
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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chiefly color illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) i9781563899805
  • (OCoLC)63075661
Label
Y, the last man, Vol. 1, Unmanned, Brian K. Vaughan, writer ; [illustrated by] Pia Guerra ... [and others]
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Originally published in single magazine form as Y: the last man 1-5" --T.p. verso
  • Cover art: J.G. Jones
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
623071
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
126 pages
Isbn
9781563899805
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781563899805
  • (OCoLC)63075661

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