Comics & Me

3 01 2008
Found out yesterday that “Y: The Last Man #60” has been pushed back until the end of January. The last issues was pushed back multiple times. It’s THE LAST ISSUE PEOPLE!!! I need to know what happens!!!

Summary stolen from Wikipedia:
In the series, on July 17, 2002, something (speculated to be a plague) simultaneously kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome – including embryos, fertilized eggs, and even sperm. The only exceptions are Yorick Brown, a young amateur escape artist, and his Capuchin monkey, Ampersand.

Society is plunged into chaos as infrastructures collapse and the surviving women everywhere try to cope with the loss of the men, their survivors’ guilt, and the knowledge that humanity is doomed to extinction. Vaughan meticulously crafts the new society that emerges out of this chaos, from the conversion of the phallic Washington Monument into a monument to the dead men, to the genesis of the fanatical ultra-feminist Daughters of the Amazon, who believe that Mother Earth cleansed itself of the “aberration” of the Y chromosome, to male impersonators becoming valued romantically and professionally.

Over the course of their journey, Yorick and his friends discover how society has coped in the aftermath of the plague. However, many of the women they encounter have ulterior motives in regard to Yorick. Though the subject matter of the series is entirely serious, Y: The Last Man is also noted for its humor. Yorick in particular is a source of one-liners, although the other characters have their moments as well.

I read 59 issues in three days. I cried when I read #59 because… *sniffles* It was sad. I just hope this issue wasn’t foreshadowed by that play in one of the past issues. I’d be royally pissed at THAT ending.

They’re also making a movie out of it and I think it’s official that they got the “Transformers” kid (Shia LaBeouf) to play Yorrick. I’m not too happy with this. It’s been speculated for some time they’d cast him, and I wasn’t happy then, either. Personally, I think the guy from “Boy Meets World” (Ben Savage) would be a far superrior Yorrick.

But what do I know? I’m new to the whole comic book scene. *shrugs*

Speaking of which, if either of you two come across any of the “Gunslinger Born” series, pick it up and look at it. You don’t have to read it, just admire the fact that each individual frame is a work of art. I want to pluck them all out, enlarge them, and frame them.

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