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 travelled across the remains of the US 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...
on Girl is
the sixth in the Y: The Last Man series of graphic
novels. In this collection Yorick, 355 and Dr. Mann are onboard
what was once a luxury cruise liner, The Whale, in
the North Pacific Ocean. The crew are headed for Australia
to drop off some much needed supplies, but one of their number
is actually a spy who wormed her way into the ranks in order
to inform her people of The Whale's movements so that
they can plunder the cargo for themselves.
Yorick is accidentally discovered and taken to The Whale's
captain's quarters for his own protection, but as the spy's
people approach, it soon becomes apparent that nowhere is
safe for him to hide.
K Vaughan really stretches the material here. All that really
happens is that Yorick and crew get on a ship and then get
off it. The bits in-between, as interesting as they are, don't
really add a great deal to The Last Man universe in
any significant way.
did, however, love the fact that the lines between good and
evil are blurred considerably. One man's terrorist is another's
freedom fighter... and all that. It's interesting to never
really know which side you are bating for, in more ways than
one, in this collection.
Sudzuka's art is great, and reminded me of Steve Dillon's
early work for 2000AD on Judge Dredd and Tyranny
only real complaint is that it's such a quick read that you
can't help feeling a little cheated - also nothing really
happens to move the main narrative on that much. In fact you
could probably skip this book and not realise you'd missed
anything. However, I don't advise that, because it's still
a great read.
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