see also: The overuse of the word, “Awesome”.
Just how awesome is, “Y the Last Man”? I finished reading all sixty issues in two days. This is the first book I’ve read in a long time that just refused to be put down. I read it in between work at the office, I read it at home, I read it while the boyfriend sulked on the couch (sorry, babe), I read it til I wanted to cry because I was at the last page of an awesome, awesome story.
In, “Y…“, an unknown cause kills every mammal that possesses the Y chromosome. The only exception is, Yorick (I sees what you did with the title thar!), an amateur magician/escape artist and his monkey, Ampersand. Yorick is joined by 355, a secret agent who works for a sooper-sikret US government agency, and Allison Mann, a geneticist who’s out to discover what killed off the men and why Yorick was the sole survivor.
The serious subject matter, which delves in feminism, religion, & politics, is well balanced by the wit and humor of the characters involved. There are also one-breasted ultra feminist Amazons, monkey sex, male-impersonating prostitutes, bloody fight scenes, and lots of girl-on-girl action.
Awesome cakes. Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, you guys are made of awesome.