Friday, May 14, 2010

Y: The Last Man Vol. 3 - One Small Step

Y: The Last Man Vol. 3 - One Small Step
By Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra

The awesome. There is so much of it!

So. Much. Awesome.

Like, all the dudes are dead and society as we know it is on the verge of collapse, women are doing their best to hold things together but there are crazy violent cults, rogue governments, and all sorts of Bad Stuff taking place, so it's all pretty horrible and stuff, right?

Then crazy and hilarious and sexy (and did I mention hilarious?) Russian woman is on the scene, and she says, hey, International Space Station, right? Two men are alive up there. They're on their way down. Men. Real men. And in a world where all the men have died but one, this is a Good Thing.

But these rogue Israeli agents don't like that. A living man, you see, would be a vital political and military resource. They can't be allowed to fall into the wrong hands, especially not a rival nation. So these men must be either taken into custody or destroyed.

Cue a race against time with guns and shootings and astronauts and funny Russian chicks and a really emotional ending.

First time I read Y: The Last Man, this ranked among my favorite arcs. It still does. It's the high point of the first half of the 60-issue, 10-volume series, bringing to fruition a few stories built up since the first issue while also spinning off new story arcs and new concerns for the people living in a post-man world. Great stuff. If you've read to this point and still aren't hooked, just bail out.

Also, hang your head in shame.

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