“Y” is none other than unemployed escape artist Yorick Brown (his father was a Shakespeare buff), and he’s seemingly the only male human left alive after a mysterious plague kills all Y-chromosome carriers on earth. But why are he and his faithful companion, the often testy male monkey Ampersand, still alive? He sets out to find the answer (and his girlfriend), while running from angry female Republicans (now running the government), Amazon wannabes that include his own sister (seemingly brainwashed), and other threats. The Vertigo team of Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, and Jose Marzan Jr. have given us a great read!
Scriptwriter: Brian K. Vaughan
Pages: 256 pgs
My Rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ stars
I actually like this graphic novel. Not as much as Saga but I still like it. This comic is intelligently written around the political world which consumes Yorick and his family. So Yorick is the only man that seems to be alive after the plague/virus that killed every male animal/person with a Y chromosome on Earth. In this case only Yorick and his monkey Ampersand (i think that’s his name) are alive. Yorick’s parents are high in the chain of politics. So in this world of women, there are groups that believe all men should die (Amazons), that God has cleared the virus of manhood. There are also wives of congressmen that want to take over the world.
So its sort of survival of the fittest. Once Yorick is found he has been chased by these Amazons to die. He is trrying to seek help by Dr. Mann (a specialist in cloning) to find out why him and his monkey the only male species alive and why the virus/disease happened in the first place. I gave it 4 stars because the storyline is unique.
Bear with me, I’m pretty bad at explaining. Need to work on that, but hopefully this sort of makes sense for you.