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WINNER OF THREE EISNER AWARDSThe adventures of Yorick Brown continue in Y: THE LAST MAN: ONE SMALL STEP, collecting issues #11-17 of the critically acclaimed series. A Russian Soyuz capsule is coming down from the International Space Station carrying three passengers: one woman and two men. Could this be the end of Yorick's tenure as last living male? WINNER OF THREE EISNER AWARDSThe adventures of Yorick Brown continue in Y: THE LAST MAN: ONE SMALL STEP, collecting issues #11-17 of the critically acclaimed series. A Russian Soyuz capsule is coming down from the International Space Station carrying three passengers: one woman and two men. Could this be the end of Yorick's tenure as last living male?


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WINNER OF THREE EISNER AWARDSThe adventures of Yorick Brown continue in Y: THE LAST MAN: ONE SMALL STEP, collecting issues #11-17 of the critically acclaimed series. A Russian Soyuz capsule is coming down from the International Space Station carrying three passengers: one woman and two men. Could this be the end of Yorick's tenure as last living male? WINNER OF THREE EISNER AWARDSThe adventures of Yorick Brown continue in Y: THE LAST MAN: ONE SMALL STEP, collecting issues #11-17 of the critically acclaimed series. A Russian Soyuz capsule is coming down from the International Space Station carrying three passengers: one woman and two men. Could this be the end of Yorick's tenure as last living male?

30 review for Y: The Last Man Vol. 3: One Small Step

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jayson

    Notes: Grade and review pending re-read. Collected review for volumes 3-4 can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show.... Notes: Grade and review pending re-read. Collected review for volumes 3-4 can be found here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show....

  2. 5 out of 5

    Matthew

    While I continue to enjoy this series, this volume was not quite as strong for me as the last two. It felt a bit disjointed and some of the plot twists too coincidental (I mean, it is quite an outlandish story, so I am not sure what I am expecting!) Some of that feeling may come from the last two issues compiled here having a different feel and different characters. So, to summarize, it is good, but feels slightly off. Another thing about this series as a whole is that I think the commentary on h While I continue to enjoy this series, this volume was not quite as strong for me as the last two. It felt a bit disjointed and some of the plot twists too coincidental (I mean, it is quite an outlandish story, so I am not sure what I am expecting!) Some of that feeling may come from the last two issues compiled here having a different feel and different characters. So, to summarize, it is good, but feels slightly off. Another thing about this series as a whole is that I think the commentary on how women would survive without men must be tongue-in-cheek. If it isn't, then the author seems to be making it seem like women would struggle without men. But, I do think it is more likely a case of focusing on extreme response to more quickly get the point across in graphic novel format. Also, it may be that it is not so much that the women struggle without men, but is trying to show how important the sexes are to reach other. I am hoping that this volume is just a lull in the series, a connector volume, perhaps, and it will improve again with the next volume.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Roxanne

    I feel like i've been letting the sexism and shitty representation of women slide but by volume 3 it's starting to wear really thin, does vaughan just hate women? I cringed reading some of this, i dunno what happened in this volume but it bugged me more so than the others. Volume 3 is a lot more mellow than the previous two volumes, the astronaut storyline was so obvious, and there's not that much going on which is why it ends up in some weird theatre group. Which i'm lost as to why if there had I feel like i've been letting the sexism and shitty representation of women slide but by volume 3 it's starting to wear really thin, does vaughan just hate women? I cringed reading some of this, i dunno what happened in this volume but it bugged me more so than the others. Volume 3 is a lot more mellow than the previous two volumes, the astronaut storyline was so obvious, and there's not that much going on which is why it ends up in some weird theatre group. Which i'm lost as to why if there had been such a disaster the first fucking port of call would be to ensure there are plays running, and it's the last two issues of this volume that drove me up the walls, the women the shit they say like urgh no! Plus the ultimate kick in the tits they trash talked leonardo dicaprio! So ultimately kinda disappointed, it's just average not a lot happens i really don't know how this volume adds to the plot in the long run, and i hope the next volume gets better and vaughan settles his ass down on the women hate, seriously dude who hurt you?

  4. 5 out of 5

    Bradley

    A few ups, a few downs. Or is that crashes? Oh, Alas, poor Yurick. At least it's refreshing to see a relatively decent man in this position, actually consistently doing the right thing at the right times. You'd think that the last man would be taking advantage of situations like this, but no. Someone raised the kid all right. I can't say the same about his sister. I only have one complaint. This is STILL a little toooooooo decent. I mean, for the sake of saving humanity, especially when there are A few ups, a few downs. Or is that crashes? Oh, Alas, poor Yurick. At least it's refreshing to see a relatively decent man in this position, actually consistently doing the right thing at the right times. You'd think that the last man would be taking advantage of situations like this, but no. Someone raised the kid all right. I can't say the same about his sister. I only have one complaint. This is STILL a little toooooooo decent. I mean, for the sake of saving humanity, especially when there are patches of women doing just fine for themselves, who are willing and able to have children, shouldn't he give his gift... just a little? I mean, let's get real here. He's traveling with a highly renowned scientist who impregnated herself with her own clone before the world went to hell. If he really felt bad, he could at least donate and let her give the human race a chance. Alas. The end of the volume was rather funny. :) Traveling troupe of women making a play about the Last Man? How prophetic and trashy. :)

  5. 5 out of 5

    Bill Khaemba

    I am just having so much fun with his series :)

  6. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    What if all the men, except one young man and his male monkey pet, were wiped out all over the world and nobody knew why exactly? That's the setup for this series that takes a look at gender issues and progressive science versus a natural order of things. I like that the explanation for the plague is not known and there are several possibilities. In this volume we deal with Yorick FINALLY getting it on with a girl who reminds him of Beth (his pseudo girlfriend), a lesbian affair of sorts between What if all the men, except one young man and his male monkey pet, were wiped out all over the world and nobody knew why exactly? That's the setup for this series that takes a look at gender issues and progressive science versus a natural order of things. I like that the explanation for the plague is not known and there are several possibilities. In this volume we deal with Yorick FINALLY getting it on with a girl who reminds him of Beth (his pseudo girlfriend), a lesbian affair of sorts between two of the female characters, a subplot about Yorick's older sister, a secret society, an answer as to how Yorick survived, the abduction of Yorick's monkey which sends the group by see heading to Japan and Yorick meeting a super hot and intelligent pirate captain (but she has this one serious flaw, apparently). The main character, Yorick, is a putz and sometimes clueless but believable enough even though some might argue he is a passive character who has very little “game” with women. My favorite part in this volume was the hallucinogenic voyage undertaken unwillingly by Yorick. This is a good starting read for people new to comics/graphic novels. The series has received 5 prestigious Eisner Awards. Hollywood has been trying to make this into a movie since 2007. Some say this series saved Vertigo Comics from financial problems. The deluxe edition includes a watered down script in the back. CHARACTERS/DIALOGUE: B plus; STORY/PLOTTING: B plus to A minus; ARTWORK: B plus to A minus; THEMES: B plus; WHEN READ: February 2012; OVERALL GRADE: B plus to A minus.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Bruce

    I'll do my best to keep this short, and recommend a quick browse of other comments for a gestalt assessment. Got this out of the library on the heels of a Washington Post Comics Riff blog reader's recommendation, but if Book 3 of 10 is any indication, I think I'll take a pass on the remainder. I give this book 2 1/2 stars for its high-concept (mysterious plague kills off EVERY Earth mammal with a Y chromosome except for maybe one guy and his pet capuchin monkey)... ...that suffers from cliched exe I'll do my best to keep this short, and recommend a quick browse of other comments for a gestalt assessment. Got this out of the library on the heels of a Washington Post Comics Riff blog reader's recommendation, but if Book 3 of 10 is any indication, I think I'll take a pass on the remainder. I give this book 2 1/2 stars for its high-concept (mysterious plague kills off EVERY Earth mammal with a Y chromosome except for maybe one guy and his pet capuchin monkey)... ...that suffers from cliched execution (coloring is consistently without depth or nuance, pointless side story at the end of the book even suffers from costume continuity errors). And that's just the art. For me, the best realization of this work via comics came on the splash of p. 10, where last man Yorick's despairing joke, "I'm the strongest man on Earth," is juxtaposed in an illustration that makes him a tiny speck 3/4 of the way up a tall cliff. Otherwise, this is eminently forgettable pulp pap that provides further fuel to those who refuse to take comics seriously as a literary/artistic genre. All characters are 20-something buxom hotties (even Yorick's mother, notwithstanding the stylish gray highlights), all incessantly bicker in one voice, and all are given characterizations as 2D as the art. Specific bizarre moments include: a Russian hitchhiker who starts to disrobe in the back of a moving pickup truck; a 'secret agent assassin' who looks to have all the fighting competence of Drew Barrymore's Charlie's Angel; a crack team of Israeli Mossad who have zero-discipline, zero-cohesion, and who are led by a psychotic so incompetent, she can be rendered unconscious by a single kick from a guy in handcuffs; a two-page fight between two astronauts serving on-board the international space station (conflict for the sake of conflict?); an unestablished character wearing night-goggles and a ninja outfit who aborts her mission with the eloquently verbalized, "Oh, f--- this low-paying b---s---. I'm outta here." Presumably in Japanese. Etc. Incidentally, while the realization here may be novel, the concept itself is not (as its authors are only too ready to admit). Check out Mary Shelley's 1826 original here -- http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/18247 -- though it should be noted that Shelley appears less interested in an exploration of gender isolation than human. Shelley's work is really, "The Last Person," not so much "The Last Man." Oh, f--- this low-paying b---s---. I'm outta here.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Brandon

    So at the end of the last collection, we found out that (view spoiler)[Yorick may not be humanity's last hope after all; two men exist beyond the earth's atmosphere within the international space station (hide spoiler)] . Nothing like opening your review with a spoiler! In this installment, Vaughn pushes a subplot that has slowly been building since the beginning involving Israeli militant soldiers. Their eventual plan is to kidnap him and repopulate the homeland becoming the only nation on earth So at the end of the last collection, we found out that (view spoiler)[Yorick may not be humanity's last hope after all; two men exist beyond the earth's atmosphere within the international space station (hide spoiler)] . Nothing like opening your review with a spoiler! In this installment, Vaughn pushes a subplot that has slowly been building since the beginning involving Israeli militant soldiers. Their eventual plan is to kidnap him and repopulate the homeland becoming the only nation on earth with a male population. The only thing I didn't care for was the mini-story at the end involving a traveling theatre group. The promoter/writer seemed really cliche with several groan-worthy lines. It added little overall to the story so I was kind of confused in why it was integrated. While I wasn't as gripped as the first two issues, it still fits well within the story so far. I struggled to give this 4 stars but eventually came to the conclusion that I'm loving this series too much at the moment. Maybe a 3.5 - 4.0 stars makes a little more sense.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Irena

    So the end of volume 2 left me wanting to find out what happens next - I admit that. This time I'll start by saying that I still love the art! Look at this piece of candy: So what we have now is women entering romantic relationships as a completely common thing. Yorick's grown a beard and is able to walk around like that because some have started to try to look like men by arranging a fake beard. Random girl to Yorick: Seriously, your lady's lucky to have someone as dedicated as you. Bind those br So the end of volume 2 left me wanting to find out what happens next - I admit that. This time I'll start by saying that I still love the art! Look at this piece of candy: So what we have now is women entering romantic relationships as a completely common thing. Yorick's grown a beard and is able to walk around like that because some have started to try to look like men by arranging a fake beard. Random girl to Yorick: Seriously, your lady's lucky to have someone as dedicated as you. Bind those breasts a little righter and you'll almost be passable. Appears that there are two more living men who are currently in space so I'm dismissing the theory about another wipe-out of nasty humans by God to punish and reset the world. I'm also disissing black magic... I also loved this part with In Mother Russia :D Almost every (but the last in the volume >__< why?!) issue ends so dramatically, the suspense was killing me! I went on to the next one immediately, wanting to find out what happens next so I ain't gonna complain about bad story telling. This volume was mint! Entertaining as hell :D The way characters think and act is getting more and more clever all except... ...Yorick. He didn't fail to piss me off even in this volume, where he supposedly mans up :D Now, he does man up, but he was so far behind in the kiddie land that he's just entering adolescence. And I love it how one of the characters, Natalya, nails it simply by saying: A friend of mine asked me today "is this the part where he stops whining and grows a beard?" Yep. Beard outside, idiot still inside. God, he aggravates me! How can the main character be so unlikable and all the other characters, even the annoying villains, be so great? Now I understand why are all women instantly in rotten mood when they find out about Yorick's existance go all This review turned into another rant post :D nothing can be done about it - the main character is so unbelievable, makes me want to draw my own piece of comic where I kill him off in so many different ways. Be as that may, the story evolves and becomes more and more interesting and I enjoyed this despite Yorick's nonsense.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Nada Elfeituri

    Maybe I'm being persnickety, or maybe the previous volume set my expectations too high, but this comic fails to grasp my attention. The only thing that's really pushing me forward is the novelty of the premise and the (fading) hope that maybe this will get better. At times, it just feels like it's trying too hard to be politically/socially profound. The characters are either boring, rash or one-dimensional. The plot is grinding on painfully slow, too many distractions and needless pauses (unless Maybe I'm being persnickety, or maybe the previous volume set my expectations too high, but this comic fails to grasp my attention. The only thing that's really pushing me forward is the novelty of the premise and the (fading) hope that maybe this will get better. At times, it just feels like it's trying too hard to be politically/socially profound. The characters are either boring, rash or one-dimensional. The plot is grinding on painfully slow, too many distractions and needless pauses (unless I'm just being overly impatient).

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jenn(ifer)

    If Hurley likes it, it's gotta be good! Amirite? One small step… In the third installment of the Y: The Last Man saga, we are informed that Yorick Brown may not be the last man on earth after all!! Dun da dunnnnnn. Apparently, there are two male cosmonauts in orbit who are preparing to return to Earth. In this leg of the journey, we are introduced to a group of Israeli soldiers eager to capture the last man before anyone else does, a Russian astronaut, and a troupe of roaming actors. This volume h If Hurley likes it, it's gotta be good! Amirite? One small step… In the third installment of the Y: The Last Man saga, we are informed that Yorick Brown may not be the last man on earth after all!! Dun da dunnnnnn. Apparently, there are two male cosmonauts in orbit who are preparing to return to Earth. In this leg of the journey, we are introduced to a group of Israeli soldiers eager to capture the last man before anyone else does, a Russian astronaut, and a troupe of roaming actors. This volume has it all: drama, intrigue, action, adventure, comedy, and great art work!! And suspense! It was a real page turner; I think I read the whole thing in two hours. I guess I’m in for the long haul now. You sucked me in, Vaughan. Imma have to shell out my hard earned pesos to buy the remaining 7 volumes! Dang it.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Rob

    Story Things took a pretty unexpected and interesting turn here. I was hoping these developments would have resulted in a few more answers than we got, but it seems we'll be left hanging awhile longer. Artwork I think the artwork continues to be good but not great. I think I'm still spoiled by Fiona Staples/Saga. Story Things took a pretty unexpected and interesting turn here. I was hoping these developments would have resulted in a few more answers than we got, but it seems we'll be left hanging awhile longer. Artwork I think the artwork continues to be good but not great. I think I'm still spoiled by Fiona Staples/Saga.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    I want to like this series so much more than I do right now. There are some plot points that I thoroughly enjoy. I loved the idea that the male astronauts were safe from the epidemic in space, and I really like the transcontinental voyage that Yorick and company have set out on. But the central premise actually prevents me from liking this as much as I want to - or, more accurately, the way it's treated. (view spoiler)[In the last few pages of the book, the actors tell Yorick (in disguise, of co I want to like this series so much more than I do right now. There are some plot points that I thoroughly enjoy. I loved the idea that the male astronauts were safe from the epidemic in space, and I really like the transcontinental voyage that Yorick and company have set out on. But the central premise actually prevents me from liking this as much as I want to - or, more accurately, the way it's treated. (view spoiler)[In the last few pages of the book, the actors tell Yorick (in disguise, of course) that the last man on Earth commits suicide so that the women can save themselves. Yes! That! Ugh. I knew exactly what Y: The Last Man was about when I came into the series, but I still can't get over the classic everything-is-still-all-about-the-men thing. When a volume ends on this kind of note, it's just salt in the wound. (hide spoiler)]

  14. 5 out of 5

    Swaroop

    Volume 3, One Small Step, started as fun and adventurous, but in the second half looses its grip. But it does get back on track at the end.. Looking forward to the rest of the series... "Even death is beautiful, if you are not alone." :) Women and Children first. They jeopardized the future of mankind... for chivalry? Y: The Last Man, Vol. 3: One Small Step is about the only man ("The Last Man") to survive a mysterious plague that wipes out every other male of all the species on the planet ("every m Volume 3, One Small Step, started as fun and adventurous, but in the second half looses its grip. But it does get back on track at the end.. Looking forward to the rest of the series... "Even death is beautiful, if you are not alone." :) Women and Children first. They jeopardized the future of mankind... for chivalry? Y: The Last Man, Vol. 3: One Small Step is about the only man ("The Last Man") to survive a mysterious plague that wipes out every other male of all the species on the planet ("every mammal with a Y chromosome.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jedi JC Daquis

    The third volume almost changed the title of the whole series into (view spoiler)[ Y: Not The Last Man (hide spoiler)] . Unfortunately, that almost happened but didn't. Here we see Yorick not depending his survival to his friends. Through his wits and his talent as an escape artist, he managed to stop yet another peril, no in form of an abduction. At first I thought that the play part was a bit of a bore. It ended with some facetious remarks and can even be seen as Vaughan's reply to the bashes an The third volume almost changed the title of the whole series into (view spoiler)[ Y: Not The Last Man (hide spoiler)] . Unfortunately, that almost happened but didn't. Here we see Yorick not depending his survival to his friends. Through his wits and his talent as an escape artist, he managed to stop yet another peril, no in form of an abduction. At first I thought that the play part was a bit of a bore. It ended with some facetious remarks and can even be seen as Vaughan's reply to the bashes and criticisms of his amazing series.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Omar Alhashimi

    2/5 I can't continue this series any longer. I can't handle the writing. It feels so much like some of those cheesy young adult books that I can't bare to read. To most people it will be fine, and I feel like if you don't see anything wrong with the writing then you should continue on. But for me I just can't continue with it. Nothing is keeping me going. 2/5 I can't continue this series any longer. I can't handle the writing. It feels so much like some of those cheesy young adult books that I can't bare to read. To most people it will be fine, and I feel like if you don't see anything wrong with the writing then you should continue on. But for me I just can't continue with it. Nothing is keeping me going.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ivan

    Better than volume 1 and 2. Yorick is still annoying but story is getting more interesting and side cast is continuously good(well most of them). Tragedy and comedy, short spinoff at the end, was also very good.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Felicia

    This is as far as I will go with this series.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Himanshu Karmacharya

    The ride has been very interesting so far. The characters are written with depth and brilliance. But, Brian K. Vaughan really loves killing off characters, doesn't he? The ride has been very interesting so far. The characters are written with depth and brilliance. But, Brian K. Vaughan really loves killing off characters, doesn't he?

  20. 5 out of 5

    Summer

    This story made me wondering about the role of men on this planet, in our lives… Feminists in this book think we women don't need them. Really?? We obviously do need them, not just because of the reproduction but also because of love, friendship and yes, now women can do almost anything that men can do, but let's be honest, not a lot of women have jobs with hard physical work, some do and I admire them. The statistics in Vol. 2 shocked me. It basically shows this really is a men's world. The ric This story made me wondering about the role of men on this planet, in our lives… Feminists in this book think we women don't need them. Really?? We obviously do need them, not just because of the reproduction but also because of love, friendship and yes, now women can do almost anything that men can do, but let's be honest, not a lot of women have jobs with hard physical work, some do and I admire them. The statistics in Vol. 2 shocked me. It basically shows this really is a men's world. The richest people are normally men, female pilots almost don't exist, but hey, criminals are also more often men than women =). Well, according to this statistic. I am not sure what is real or not, plus this book was written in 2003, but yes, men are still more powerful. Personally, I don't mind the traditional rolls. I think both genders have their specific rolls. I don't mind the traditional man, who is strong, wants to shelter his girlfriend or wife and take care of her (I am not talking about money). And I don't mind a traditional woman, who is gentle, very feminine, classy and also wants to take care of her man. But please don't take this the wrong way. I am aware of the fact that not every man is tough and looks like a traditional man and now every woman, girl looks like a typical woman..and sometimes they feel bad because of it. And of course some don't like and love the opposite sex but the same one. I am not a homophobe. I don't judge people on something so stupid. All I want is for everyone to be happy, to love freely. I judge people based on a fact if I see myself hanging out with them. Do you know what I mean? All I want to know is if I could enjoy having a conversation with this person. Would they make me feel happy? Motivate me? Accept me and the things that make me happy? These are the things I'm interested in. Not if this person is gay..or black or whatever. These type of things are so unnecessary to me and I find people who hate people because of that, very ignorant. The only thing that does bother me is, that I feel women became too tough. Maybe because we had to fight against men to have the same rights as they have. I don't know. I just think women in general lost their innocent, gentle, caring, sweet site. Just my view. So anyway, I am sorry for going on and on about something not so related to this book but this book just calls for these kind of discussions, so this were my two cents =). Over all, I wandered off a little bit, when reading Vol.3. I felt that some pages were unnecessary, but this is still one cool graphic novel and I will read all 10 Vol. And mother Earth, please no gendercide. ;)

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jesse L

    Still not very good with terrible characters. Yorick manages to defeat one of the highest ranking special operatives in Israel in a fight while in handcuffs. What? It's just terrible writing. The only part I kinda liked was the theater troupe, but that got crappy at the end with what is so obviously a feminist play written through the eyes of a man. I'm still waiting for Yorick to die or to admit he's a piece of shit and an idiot. Still not very good with terrible characters. Yorick manages to defeat one of the highest ranking special operatives in Israel in a fight while in handcuffs. What? It's just terrible writing. The only part I kinda liked was the theater troupe, but that got crappy at the end with what is so obviously a feminist play written through the eyes of a man. I'm still waiting for Yorick to die or to admit he's a piece of shit and an idiot.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Anja

    4.5 Yorick, you're such a nerd ❤️ 4.5 Yorick, you're such a nerd ❤️

  23. 4 out of 5

    Tudor Vlad

    This was so meta. I like when things go in weird, unexpected ways.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Appelcline

    A bit of a step-down from earlier volumes, in large part because it moves away from Yorick and friends. One Small Step (#11-15). The third arc examines another interesting consequence of the "Y" die-off: what if there were men in space who didn't succumb to the plague (or whatever it was)? It's an interesting idea that lets Vaughan really expand the scope of his story, but on the downside it takes time away from Yorick and the rest of our protagonists. Despite that, it maintains some nice tension A bit of a step-down from earlier volumes, in large part because it moves away from Yorick and friends. One Small Step (#11-15). The third arc examines another interesting consequence of the "Y" die-off: what if there were men in space who didn't succumb to the plague (or whatever it was)? It's an interesting idea that lets Vaughan really expand the scope of his story, but on the downside it takes time away from Yorick and the rest of our protagonists. Despite that, it maintains some nice tension and keeps connecting up threads from the first volume, this time in the form of the Israelis. In the end, you hope that we'll see some of these characters again, down the road [7/10]. Comedy & Tragedy (#16-17). Side-stories with different characters have worked well in some of the more sophisticated comics of the last few decades. Vaughan's first try on the topic doesn't really come off well, though, the main problem being that the traveling troupe that form the protagonists of this mini-arc don't really have much character. There's a bit of fun metatextuality and a good in media res story for Yorick and crew, but it's not enough to really make these two issues worthwhile [5/10].

  25. 5 out of 5

    Heidi Ward

    Ampersand is my favorite thing about the series.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Lee

    I'm not sure how I feel about that last half-ish of this volume, but I'm still really enjoying this series. I'm not sure how I feel about that last half-ish of this volume, but I'm still really enjoying this series.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Nashid

    Enter international conflict - this series just keeps getting better and better...

  28. 4 out of 5

    Gavin

    This volume picks things up well after volume 2. I felt somehow like this set us back along the journey West, while still giving us room to explore the characters and relationships. Yorick and co add another member to their gang, one who appeared in volume 2, but was ignored mostly. One Small Step refers obviously to Neil Armstrong's famous line; and here, it refers to the 3 astronauts coming back to Earth AFTER the plague/decimation of the Y-chromosome. Is there a man on board? Will the astrona This volume picks things up well after volume 2. I felt somehow like this set us back along the journey West, while still giving us room to explore the characters and relationships. Yorick and co add another member to their gang, one who appeared in volume 2, but was ignored mostly. One Small Step refers obviously to Neil Armstrong's famous line; and here, it refers to the 3 astronauts coming back to Earth AFTER the plague/decimation of the Y-chromosome. Is there a man on board? Will the astronauts have anything to contribute? If there is a man on board, will he too fall victim to the plague? Or will Yorick no longer be 'The Last Man'? This is actually pretty interesting stuff, philosophically speaking as well. Of course, this being the book it is, women show up to cause Yorick some shit, for various reasons... What I liked here was that Vaughan seemed to be showing that without the men, the women weren't necessarily behaving any better than men would in the reverse situation. It was a good point to make, that I think had a great deal of value: women aren't what you think they are in this new world. There are roles for everyone, but it might just end up as violent as it was before... There's also a bit of a break from the action to tell the story of a troupe of actresses going around performing, and how life is for them. This is a nice breather from the regular action, though it ties in slightly with our gang. By far, the coolest part of this whole book is Yorick's lighter, which is inscribed: 'FUCK COMMUNISM'. When asked about it, he says it came from something he read; a graphic novel/comic book. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, Jesse Custer, the protagonist of Garth Ennis' brilliant 'Preacher' carries a lighter with the same inscription, and the tale of how he came to own it can be found in Volume 3. (Which I just so happen to be reading right now, and why I noticed on my own that they both had the same lighter...though it did take me a day to actually put 2 and 2 together). That's a pretty cool tip of the hat for Brian K. Vaughan to make to Ennis. Summing up: bounces back from volume 2, and sets us further along the way.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Licha

    2.5 stars. Not much going on with this one after the great cliffhanger from Vol. 2. Yorick, 355, Dr. Mann, Ampersand (the monkey), and Natalya (a Russian woman on a mission to await the landing of the astronauts and take them back home) are on a road trip so they can safely bring the astronauts to an underground shelter. There are two men aboard the ship that have possibly escaped the plague that has killed off all the men on earth except for Yorick. While waiting for the astronauts to land, a gr 2.5 stars. Not much going on with this one after the great cliffhanger from Vol. 2. Yorick, 355, Dr. Mann, Ampersand (the monkey), and Natalya (a Russian woman on a mission to await the landing of the astronauts and take them back home) are on a road trip so they can safely bring the astronauts to an underground shelter. There are two men aboard the ship that have possibly escaped the plague that has killed off all the men on earth except for Yorick. While waiting for the astronauts to land, a group of Israeli military woman are trying to hunt down Yorick. There is an addition at the end of the book that felt like a jarring interruption of the story. Somehow, Ampersand has been rescued by a troupe of traveling stage actors. Just doesn't feel like it's part of the story.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Mia

    Still really fun, though the Mary Shelley reference makes me worry that I won't get all the resolutions I'm hoping for. Still really fun, though the Mary Shelley reference makes me worry that I won't get all the resolutions I'm hoping for.

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