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

March 22, 2004 | Trades


Y: The Last Man Vol. 3 — One Small Step
Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra
Vertigo/DC Comics
$19.95/$12.99 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

What would you do if you were the last man on earth?
That’s the question facing Yorick Brown, the only human male to survive a plague that wipes out his entire gender.
Yorick, along with a government agent, a scientist and his (also male) pet monkey, are travelling across America to find the answer to why he was spared, as well as to find Yorick’s long-lost girlfriend.
Midway through Kansas, the trio discovers that Yorick may not be the last man alive. Two male astronauts are aboard a Russian space station, but they’re running out of air and are about to make a crash landing in a field in the heartland state.
It’s a race against the clock as the trio, joined by a Russian spy, try to get to the landing zone, while female soldiers from a foreign power set their sights on acquiring the most valuable commodity on the planet: Yorick,
This third volume of Y: The Last Man, by writer Brian K. Vaughan and Vancouver artist Pia Guerra, is another page-turner. The situations are gripping, the characters have depth and it is difficult not to empathize with the protagonists.

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