In 2002, the world changes forever. Every man, every boy, every mammal with a Y chromosome everywhere on Earth suddenly collapses and dies. With the loss of more than half the planet’s population, the gears of society grind to a halt, and a world of women are left to pick up the pieces and try to keep civilization from collapsing entirely.
The “gendercide,” however, is not absolutely complete. For some unknown reason, one young man named Yorick Brown and his pet male monkey, Ampersand, are spared. Overnight, this anonymous twentysomething becomes the most important person on the planet – the key, it is hoped, to unlocking the secret of the mysterious sex-specific plague.
For Yorick himself, the most important person on the planet is 10,000 miles away – and he will stop at nothing to find her. In setting off across the post-male landscape, however, man and monkey are about to learn just how valuable they are – both as a prize and as a target.
Collected for the first time in deluxe hardcover editions, writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra’s acclaimed VERTlGO series Y: THE LAST MAN brings to vivid life the age-old speculation: What would really happen to the last man on Earth?
Brian K. Vaughan - Y: The Last Man 9. - Motherland
A Man for All Seasons Finally reunited, the last two males on Earth – Yorick Brown and his pet monkey Ampersand – are on a slow boat to China, heading for a long-awaited reunion with Yorick’s lost fiancée in Paris. But while the pair are getting ready to cross two more continents with their longtime protector Agent 355, their other traveling companions – biochemist Dr. Allison Mann and her girlfriend Rose – are nearing the end of a different quest: finding out what caused the plague that wiped out every other mammal with a Y chromosome four years later. What they find, in a hidden lab in Hong Kong, is something that none of them expected – something that could mean the end not just for the Last Man, but for any future his gender might have.
Alan Moore - V for Vendetta
V for Vendetta is, like its author's later Watchmen, a landmark in comic-book writing. Alan Moore has led the field in intelligent, politically astute (if slightly paranoid), complex adult comic-book writing since the early 1980s. He began V back in 1981 and it constituted one of his first attempts (along with the criminally neglected but equally superb Miracleman) at writing an ongoing series. It is 1998 (which was the future back then!) and a Fascist government has taken over the UK. The only blot on its particular landscape is a lone terrorist who is systematically killing all the government personnel associated with a now destroyed secret concentration camp. Codename V is out for vengeance ... and an awful lot more. V feels slightly dated like all past premonitions do. The original series was black and white and that added to the grittiness of the feel while the colouring here in the graphic novel sometimes blurs David Lloyd's fine drawing. But these are small concerns. Skilfully plotted, V is an essential read for all those who love comics and the freedom, as a medium, they allow a writer as skilled as Moore. The graphic novel contains all the V series plus two additional stories concerning V that were originally considered "interludes". This edition also contains an essay from Moore dating from 1983 explaining the creation process. For any comic fan it's a must-have. --Mark Thwaite
Brian K. Vaughan - Y: The Last Man 8. - Kimono Dragons
Man About Town Nearly four years after a global plague killed every male mammal on Earth, the two exceptions - Yorick Brown and his monkey Ampersand - now find themselves in Japan. Following Ampersand's abduction by a sword-wielding mercenary, Yorick and his companions (government agent 355 and biochemist Dr. Allison Mann) have tracked him to the Land of the Rising Sun, where the culture has adapted to the loss of its men in some uniquely Japanese ways. To retrieve his pet - whose body may hold the key to humanity's survival - Yorick and 355 must travel to Tokyo and navigate a tricky maze of Yakuza remnants, little-girl gangsters and pop star entitlement gone mad. At the same time, Dr. Mann and her new girlfriend head to her mother's home for a chilly family reunion. Their reception is even more hostile than expected, but it also results in a startling revelation - one which could point the way towards solving the final, overriding mystery of what - or _who_ - caused the Gendercide.
Brian K. Vaughan - Y: The Last Man 7. - Paper Dolls
Man Overboard Yorick Brown, the last man on Earth, has finally reached the country where his fiancée Beth has been stranded since the male-killing plague struck more than three years ago. Unfortunately, the visit is just a stopover – the trail that has led Yorick and his companions (government operative Agent 355 and biochemist Dr. Allison Mann) to the shores of Australia continues on to Japan, where Yorick’s pet monkey Ampersand – the only other male mammal to survive the plague, and the possible key to its cure – has been taken. Before pursuing Ampersand north, however, Yorick has a brief window of time to find Beth in the remains of Sydney. But his search also provides a chance at the story of a lifetime for one muckraking journalist – a story whose consequences may be graver than anyone could guess.
Brian K. Vaughan - Y: The Last Man 6. - Girl on Girl
No Man's Land. More than two years after an unexplained plague killed every other male mammal on the planet, the two exceptions - aspiring escape artist Yorick Brown and his pet monkey Ampersand - have traveled across the remains of the U.S. with biochemist Dr. Allison Mann and government operative Agent 355 to Dr. Mann's lab in San Francisco, where she managed to finally isolate the source of their immunity. Unfortunately, that source is within Ampersand's body, which was last seen disappearing under the arm of a mysterious Japanese mercenary. Now, accompanied by 355 and Dr. Mann, the last man on Earth has embarked on a new and even more hazardous journey - following Ampersand's trail across the Pacific, where danger threatens from below as well as above the waves.
Brian K. Vaughan - Y: The Last Man 5. - Ring of Truth
Man on the Street It's been nearly two years since Yorick Brown, the last man on Earth, set out to cross North America with his pet monkey Ampersand (the only other male mammal left alive after the plague of 2002 killed everything on the planet with a Y chromosome). Now Yorick and his companions - government Agent 355 and bioengineer Dr. Allison Mann - have finally reached Dr. Mann's laboratory in San Francisco, where she can begin trying to unravel the secret of Yorick and Ampersand's survival. After months of constant travel, staying in one place is a blessed relief - and also a chance for the various pursuers stalking the trio to finally catch up with them. But while Yorick's band can confront these newly arriving threats head-on, it's the danger they cannot see which may mean the end for the last man - and with him any hope for mankind's future.
Brian K. Vaughan - Y: The Last Man 4. - Safeword
What can one Man do? Now more than halfway across the country, Earth's sole surviving human male (Yorick Brown) and his companions (cloning specialist Dr. Allison Mann and government agent 355) are preparing for the final leg of their journey to San Francisco, where Dr. Mann's most important experiment awaits. But before they can leave, they need to get antibiotics for the planet's only other living male - Yorick's monkey, Ampersand. For Yorick, that means an enforced stay in the back country of Colorado with one of 355's former assistants, the retired agent 711. But Yorick is in for much more than a quiet weekend in the woods. Of all the dangers that he's faced in his travels, what awaits him in 711's small cabin will be the hardest to confront - and will also prove to be the difference between life and death for the world's last man.
Brian K. Vaughan - Y: The Last Man 2. - Cycles
After Man. It's 2002, and a plague of unknown origin has killed all of the male mammals on Earth - all except an amateur escape artist named Yorick Brown and his surly helper monkey, Ampersand. As the last remaining Y-chromosome carriers on the planet, Yorick and his pet hold the fate of humanity in their hands. To ensure the survival of the species, they've teamed up with a gun-toting government agent and the world's premier bioengineer to discover the secret behind the plague. But while they ride the rails across a radically transformed America, the man-hating Daughters of the Amazon are right behind them - and an unplanned stopover in the seemingly utopian town of Marrisville, Ohio may mean the end of the line for the Last Man.
Brian K. Vaughan - Y: The Last Man 3. - One Small Step
The Men Who Fell to Earth Yorick Brown, the only human male to survive a global sex-specific plague, may not be unique for much longer. As he makes his way across the remains of America (together with a secret government agent, a cloning specialist, and the only other male mammal to survive, Ampersand the monkey), the last man on Earth is about to have an unexpected visitation from above: Three astronauts are descending from the exhausted International Space Station, and two of them are men. Risking reentry in a creaky Soyuz capsule is dangerous enough, especially when a fatal disease may still be waiting on the ground. But this trio of spacefarers is also heading directly into an international showdown over who will control the world's supply of males - and there's no guarantee that any of them will survive the crossfire.
Brian K. Vaughan - Y: The Last Man - The Deluxe Edition 2.
No MAN’s Land in 2002, the world changes forever. Every man, every boy, every mammal with a Y chromosome everywhere on Earth suddenly collapses and dies. With the loss of nearly half the planet’s population, the gears of society grind to a halt, and a world of women is left to pick up the pieces and try to keep civilization from collapsing entirely. The "gendercide," however, is not absolutely complete. For some unknown reason, one young man named Yorick Brown and his pet male monkey, Ampersand, are spared. Overnight, this anonymous twentysomething becomes the most important person on the planet - the key, it is hoped, to unlocking the secret of the mysterious sex-specific plague. For Yorick himself, the most important person on the planet is 10,000 miles away - and he will stop at nothing to find her. But as he travels across this strange new world, danger and opportunity alike threaten to derail his journey - and with it the future of the human race. Collected for the first time in deluxe hardcover editions, writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra’s acclaimed VERTIGO series Y: THE LAST MAN brings to vivid life the age-old speculation: What would really happen to the last man on Earth?
Jacques Lob - Snowpiercer 1. - The Escape
In a harsh, uncompromisingly cold future where Earth has succumbed to treacherously low temperatures, the last remaining members of humanity travel on a train while the outside world remains encased in ice. The surviving community are not without a social hierarchy; those that travel at the front of the train live in relative luxury whilst those unfortunate enough to be at the rear remain clustered like cattle in claustrophobic darkness. Yet, things are about to change aboard the train as passengers become disgruntled...
Neil Druckmann - Faith Erin Hicks - The Last of Us - American Dreams
Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann and rising comics star Faith Erin Hicks team up for the comics-exclusive first chapter of the wildly anticipated new game, The Last of Us! Nineteen years ago, a parasitic fungal outbreak killed the majority of the world's population, forcing survivors into a handful of quarantine zones. Thirteen-year-old Ellie has grown up in this violent, post pandemic world, and her disrespect for the military authority running her boarding school earns her new enemies, a new friend in fellow rebel Riley, and her first trip into the outside world, where she is confronted with a dangerous insurgent group - and with the monstrous victims of infection!
Matt Wagner - Grendel - Devil's Reign
The award-winning team of Grendel creator Matt Wagner and artist Tim Sale deliever one of the most ambitious epic in comics, in this groundbreaking synthesis of politics, war religion, and the devil. The year is 2530, and the corrupt Church, Vatican Ouest, has fallen, spreading upheaval across North America, along with an infestation of vampires. In this new world, Ex-COP leader Pellon Cross is still at large, devil-possessed Eppy Thatcher is missing, and Orion Assante is on an ambitious quest to restore order to the continent and gain legitimate power. But will Orion attain his goals before threats from overseas change the rules in this game for power?
Matt Wagner - Grendel - God and the Devil
In the centuries since the mask of Grendel was last seen, humanity's survived a third World War, the fall of Western Civilization, and the rise of an all-powerful church state. But when the depraved Pope Innocent XLII begins construction of a new church tower hiding a powerful and deadly secret, two men will rise against the church's corruption. One is Orion Assante, a man determined to expose the Pope for who he really is. The other is a mysterious figure wearing the all-too-familiar face of Grendel! Grendel: God and the Devil masterfully interweaves sanity with madness, churches with corporations, and good with evil in one of the most stunning and prophetic stories of modern comics. One of Wagner's riskiest and most compelling works, this massive volume will thrill every Grendel fan, and dazzle anyone searching for a great story told in a whole new way.
Matt Wagner - Grendel Omnibus 3 - Orion's Reign
No longer content to inhabit one host at a time, the Grendel entity goes viral, in a new phase of Wagner’s epic spanning centuries and culminating with the rise of a new kind of host—the Grendel-Khan! This volume collects the never-before-reprinted “Incubation Years” tales from _Grendel #20–22_ and the mammoth _God and the Devil_ and _Devil’s Reign_ story lines, featuring art by Tim Sale and John K. Snyder and collected in order for the first time!
Ray Bradbury - Tim Hamilton - Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation
"Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn ’em to ashes, then burn the ashes." For Guy Montag, a career fireman for whom kerosene is perfume, this is not just an official slogan. It is a mantra, a duty, a way of life in a tightly monitored world where thinking is dangerous and books are forbidden. In 1953, Ray Bradbury envisioned one of the world's most unforgettable dystopian futures, and in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, the artist Tim Hamilton translates this frightening modern masterpiece into a gorgeously imagined graphic novel. As could only occur with Bradbury's full cooperation in this authorized adaptation, Hamilton has created a striking work of art that uniquely captures Montag's awakening to the evil of government-controlled thought and the inestimable value of philosophy, theology, and literature. Including an original foreword by Ray Bradbury and fully depicting the brilliance and force of his canonic and beloved masterwork, Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is an exceptional, haunting work of graphic literature.
Brian K. Vaughan - Y: The Last Man 1. - Unmanned
Welcome to the Unmanned world. In the summer of 2002, a plague of unknown origin destroyed every last sperm, fetus, and fully developed mammal with a Y chromosome—with the apparent exception of one young man and his male pet. This "gendercide" instantaneously exterminated 48% of the global population, or approximately 2.9 billion men. Now, aided by the mysterious Agent 355, the last human male Yorick Brown must contend with dangerous extremists, a hoped-for reunion with a girlfriend on the other side of the globe, and the search for exactly why's he's the only man to survive. Collecting the first story arc of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's masterly new Vertigo series, Y: The Last Man—Unmanned brings to vivid life the age-old speculation: What would really happen to the last man on Earth?
Mike Carey - The Unwritten - Inside Man
In this volume collecting issues 6-12 of the hit series, Tom arrives at Donostia prison in southern France and falls into the orbit of another story: The Song of Roland. Unfortunately for Tom, it's an epic that ends with a massacre…
Roy Thomas - The Chronicles of Conan 1. - Tower of the Elephant and Other Stories
Robert E. Howard's most powerful creation returns! Born on the battlefield, trained to be a warrior, destined to be king, he rode from the north, searching for adventure and dealing death to any that stood in his way. His name was preceded by legend and none could stand against his strength and cunning. Adventurer... Pirate... Barbarian... He is Conan! Collecting the groundbreaking early work of writer Roy Thomas and artist Barry Windsor-Smith, who together mapped out some of the most stirring and memorable Conan adventures to come along since those written by Howard himself. Featuring fully restored text and completely remastered color.