July 31, 2006
"Y: The Last Man" by Brian K. Vaughan, et al.
What happens when a plague wipes out all men on the planet, leaving only one? This is the basic premise of a comics series that is currently in its seventh volume. Yorick Brown discovers that he is the only man left on Earth after a rapid and violent epidemic. He is quickly placed in the custody of a government agent and a scientist who try alternately to protect him and to determine what factor allowed him to live. They find themselves in all manner of adventures as they try to survive this new dystopian universe.
I'm really enjoying this series because it's such an interesting premise -- all sorts of bizarre things happen when half of a population suddenly dies -- for example, thousands of planes crash simultaneously because all the people flying the planes are men, and streets are jammed with the cars of men who were behind the wheel when the instantaneous plague hit.
If you've never read a comics series before, this is an exhilarating series to use as a jumping off point. My one caution -- if you are an impatient person, it's difficult to wait for each volume to come out -- there are 3 month lags. You may find yourself lurking in your nearest comic shop waiting for the next issue!
ISBN (vol. 1) 1-5638-9980-9
Posted by terhaar at July 31, 2006 12:51 PM