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5.0 out of 5 stars Y: The Last Man, Vol 4
I can't recommend these books enough. Used to focus on Barman and the usual graphic novels in the lists of everyone's favourites. These are a breath of fresh air. The stories witty and clever and the illustrations fab. This is the best of the series so far. Just when you think it can't get any darker.....!
It's even easier on a Kindle too.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Adventures Continues...
I missed all the hype about this series, and just happened upon the trade paperbacks at the library. The premise, as the title says, is that some kind of plague spontaneously kills every male on earth at the same instant -- except a 20something slacker named Yorick and his monkey Ampersand. Following the events of the first three books, this fourth picks up the story of...
Published on 27 Oct 2005 by A. Ross


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4.0 out of 5 stars This is Volume 4 and I'm still reading..., 18 Feb 2014
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What more can I say. Y is a great comic and has as much depth and stickiness as any good novel
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5.0 out of 5 stars Y: The Last Man, Vol 4, 12 April 2013
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I can't recommend these books enough. Used to focus on Barman and the usual graphic novels in the lists of everyone's favourites. These are a breath of fresh air. The stories witty and clever and the illustrations fab. This is the best of the series so far. Just when you think it can't get any darker.....!
It's even easier on a Kindle too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It is time for the Double Thumbs Up!, 6 May 2012
Sex! In a story such as this it is only a matter of time before the focus turns to sex and when Yorick is kidnapped by a crazy dominatrix all of his secrets come out. There is some fantastic laugh out loud humour and some very profound things to think about. This is a beautiful blend of themes and emotions and the true definition of a mature comic.

The art is fantastic. As the story heads to indoor locations the pallet changes and there is some exceptional colour work. Bold colours expertly combined ramp up the intensity of the emotion. Some daring techniques are used to spice up the structured framework we have become used to for flashbacks, dream sequences and hallucinations. The artist changes half way through but the continuity remains solid. The characters become a little more detailed and the colour work continues to shine as we move back outdoors.

There is a lot of drama, new characters are well defined and we get some personal revelations about the existing ones. Y has reached the top of its game and a page turner in every sense. It is time for the Double Thumbs Up!
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5.0 out of 5 stars There's no such thing as SAFE !!!, 11 Feb 2005
And who said this title couldn't get any better?! Practically on the top of my list for MUST read graphic novels. Dealing with very adult themes, Yorick has to cope on his own with an old collegue of Agent 355 and gets more than he bargined for. I could heap a ton of praise on the writer Brian k. Vaughan but it's best that you find out for yourself how well written this book is. Hey what you waiting for click that button and buy it now!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 30 Sep 2014
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one of the best books ive read
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5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECT!!!, 23 July 2013
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Before Saga, there was Ex Machina. And before Ex MAchina there was this comic book beauty. Oh great Brian K Vaughan, in my opinion: a less hippy, less hairy, less up-tight modern day Alan Moore.
This series is a great series.
The characters feel real; the story makes you think, makes you laugh and grips you like a boa constrictor. It is perfect.

LONG LIVE BRIAN K VAUGHAN!!!

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3.0 out of 5 stars The Adventures Continues..., 27 Oct 2005
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A. Ross (Washington, DC) - See all my reviews
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I missed all the hype about this series, and just happened upon the trade paperbacks at the library. The premise, as the title says, is that some kind of plague spontaneously kills every male on earth at the same instant -- except a 20something slacker named Yorick and his monkey Ampersand. Following the events of the first three books, this fourth picks up the story of Yorick, his government agent bodyguard (Agent 355), and the geneticist (Dr. Mann) who might be able to solve save humanity. On their way to a genetics lab in California, they trek though Colorado, where they find the cabin of ex-Agent 711, an old friend of Agent 355. It's decided that Ampersand's wound (sustained in the last book) needs antibiotics, so Agent 355 and Dr. Mann head to town to find some, leaving Yorick in the care of Agent 711. The first half of the book is just him and her, and involves some totally ridiculous therapy (if you know what a "safeword" is, you can guess what's involved). The only thing this does is deliver some of Yorick's backstory, and attempt to explain Yorick's celibacy over the course of the previous books. Major issues like survivor's guilt and suicide are dealt with in a totally unconvincing way, and the whole thing is pretty laughable and gratuitous.
In any event, Agent 355 and Dr. Mann return for Yorick and the trio moves on into Arizona. The second half of the book details their adventures when they come up against a roadblock of I-40. Apparently an octet of survivalist secessionists has disrupted all interstate commerce, causing food shortages on either side. It's not clear why all the truckers can't just detour around this one stretch...but whatever... It's also not clear how these paramilitary ladies have managed to be so disruptive. Their camp is in a depression between two hills, so any reasonably intelligent attacker should be able to devastate them. Not to mention the panel on page 101 that shows all six able-bodied women coming out into the open in a group to confront one unarmed person! Granted, it makes for a nice composition, but one grenade from someone hidden in the bushes and the problem is solved... And yet, they are described as having killed 11 of the 12 Texas rangers who attacked them? Anyway... rather implausibly, the trio gets involved in all this and there's plenty of bloody action.
It should be noted that the penciling in the second part of the book switches from co-creator Pia Guerra to Goran Palov, and it's pretty jarring. Palov's action scenes are nice and fluid, but the main characters' faces look radically different, which is a big no-no to me in such a character-driven story. All in all, the book operates at the same level as the rest of the series, if you like 1-3, you'll probably like this one.
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