Y: The Last Man Vol. 9 — Motherland

June 25, 2007 | Trades


Y: The Last Man Vol. 9 — Motherland
Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, Goran Sudzuka, Jose Marzan Jr.
Vertigo/DC Comics
$17.99/$14.99 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly five years that I’ve been telling you all how great Y: The Last Man is.
Well here’s your second-last reminder, on the off chance you haven’t picked it up yet: It’s exceptionally, remarkably, extraordinarily and superbly good.
Now that I’ve exhausted my thesaurus and co-creators Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra are blushing profusely, I’ll give you an example why.
In this ninth volume (out of 10 planned collections of the series which is slated to end in January 2008), Yorick Brown — the last man on earth after a mysterious plague wipes out the rest — arrives in China along with his companions: his bodyguard Agent 355, biochemist Dr, Allison Mann, her girlfriend Rose and Yorick’s pet capuchin, Ampersand.
As Yorick, Ampersand and 355 are set to begin their final leg of an around-the-world journey to find the last man’s fiancée, a villain from their past captures and delivers them into the hands of the person responsible for the plague!
See why this is so good?
It’s no wonder Vaughan — now a writer on TV’s Lost — has been voted top international creator the past two years running for the Joe Shuster Canadian Comic Book Creator Awards, while Vancouver’s Guerra was chosen best artist for 2005.
Do yourself a favour: go to your nearest comic store and buy this series, not only because it’s so darned good, but so you’ll be able to hold it over your friends when this becomes the hottest new show on TV or a blockbuster film.

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