I've been trying to convince people to read graphic novels for a while now, and if I could convince them to read just one, it would without hesitation be this one. Y: The Last Man is a series of tremendous scope, such that I was actually afraid to read it for a while, afraid that it was too deep for its own good, and would either overwhelm itself or me. I knew the simple synopsis -- "unknown plague wipes out everything with a Y chromosome, except a … more
I am not really a fan of graphic novels (another word for comic books) but there have been a few that have been special. This is one of them. Imagine how you would feel if, suddenly, every being with a Y chromosome died in a very bloody manner, except for one young man and his male monkey. That's the premise for this novel. It is 10 volumes long, so it has a lot going on, and it is never boring. Some of the women left behind cope well, and some don't. A few, in … more
(from Wikipedia) Y: The Last Man is a comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, about the only man to survive the apparent simultaneous death of every male mammal (barring the same man's pet monkey) on Earth. The series was published in sixty issues by Vertigo and collected in a series of ten paperback volumes. The series' covers were primarily by J. G. Jones and Massimo Carnevale.