Y : The Last Man Volume 4, Hardback
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Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE As this deluxe edition collecting Y: THE LAST MAN #37-48 begins, we catch up on the adventures of Yorick's monkey Ampersand (whose biology may hold the key to stopping the male-killing plague) and learn the origin of Yorick's mysterious protector, Agent 355.

Meanwhile, Yorick searches for his fiancee in Australia with deadly results before heading off to Japan to learn the shocking truth behind who ordered Ampersand's recent abduction. On sale OCTOBER 20 - 296 pg, FC, $29.99 US - MATURE READERS


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 296 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9781401228880



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Yorick's existence is discovered and publicized in Australia. Dr. Mann and Rose hook up; Yorick's sister Hero tracks down the other Beth to deliver a letter from Yorick, and discovers that she is 8 months pregnant. We see the origin of 355's service as an agent, and the kidnapped Ampersand escapes from his captor in Japan. The group are in Japan on the trail of Ampersand, who has been purchased by a Britney Spears wannabee. Yorick is reunited with Ampersand, and we see an origin story for Dr. Mann, whose father may have somehow been behind the gendercidal plague. Alter shows up in Kansas, still on the trail of the Last Man.

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We catch up on Ampersand's adventures, find out Agent 355's background, search for Yorick's missing fiancée (which doesn't go well), and continue our quest by going to Japan. I was a bit wary of this since I have read something else by the author that I didn't care for at all, but with recommendations coming at me from all directions, I thought I should at least give one a try and I wasn't disappointed at all. There is, of course, a multitude of things to be said about an all-women society depicted by a male author, but I'm going to leave that to those more interested in gender issues than me. The dystopian angle is what I really liked, particularly the issues of day-to-day living. There are a couple of things that irked me slightly, but it's absolutely a series that's worth reading. The "Deluxe" versions of these books include two of the collected volumes as well as the script for one of the issues.

Also by Brian K Vaughan