EW Praises Y

Wednesday, December 4, 2002

This week's issue of Entertainment Weekly (December 6) reviews the new Vertigo monthly Y: THE LAST MAN, cocreated by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, giving the already-buzzed-about-comic a grade of A.

Reviewer Ken Tucker calls the comic "a seriously funny, nuanced fable."

The issue is on stands now. Full review below.


Y: The Last Man: Brian K. Vaughan, illustrated by Pia Guerra (Vertigo, $2.95 monthly)

A potentially facile premise - a "gendercidal" plague on Earth kills all men except for one - becomes a seriously funny, nuanced fable about sudden global matriarchy. Cocreators Vaughan and Guerra raise a multitude of feminist issues, describe the policies of a female U.S. president, and introduce some radical "Amazons." Meanwhile, the last man on earth - a Y-chromosome yutz named Yorick - gets hunted down, beaten up, and used to propagate the race. Never has the phrase "Payback's a bitch" seemed more apt. A - Ken Tucker

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