Y: THE LAST MAN ...how bad could a pandemic get?


August 6th, 2021

52 mins 40 secs

Season 3

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About this Episode

Y: THE LAST MAN is an award-winning, post-apocalyptic sci-fi comic series by Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Lost, Paper Girls) and Pia Guerra published from 2002 through 2008 by DC's Vertigo imprint, and soon to be adapted to a live-action TV series on FX / Hulu - https://youtu.be/0EEQ5Lj-cXM

Written in the heart of the post-9/11 era, Y centers on the realities of a seemingly far-fetched scenario - when a mysterious global pandemic wipes out millions...in this case ALL male mammals on the planet (#androcide)....minus one man - Yorick Brown, and his pet monkey Ampersand. The book quickly gets past the sci-fi root cause, and in a slow burn across 10 volumes and 5 narrative years follows Yorick + his two companions, a secret agent and a bioengineer around the globe in an attempt to save the world and find his true love. Featuring amazons, astronauts, agents, assassins, actors, antagonistas, androbots, atheists, angry Arizonans, and a whole mess of lesbians - you are taken through a # of seemingly realistic outcomes...of what would happen in our society if all the men in a male dominated world really did disappear. Airplanes would crash, (most) army's would fall, ...and neo feminist cults would arise to burn it all down?
...reading it 15 years later when the world clearly didn't get any worse was a real...treat?