Graphic Novel Reviewlettes: Y: the Last Man, Saga, Lazarus


I had a few I wanted to say a brief bit about, so I combined them into one post. You’re welcome.

Y: The Last Man Deluxe Edition 1 by Brian K. Vaughn

To hear this series described, you can only imagine that a guy decided to write about what it would be like to actually BE the last man on earth. Because that’s what it’s about; the last man on earth. And a hell of a lot of paranoia on the part of the women folk. A plague of some sort, no one knows where it came from, has killed every masculine member of a species on Earth, except Yorick and his pet monkey Ampersand. Yorick just wants to find the love of his life, who went hiking in Australia. His mother, suddenly the President of the United States, has other ideas for him. So do a LOT of other women.

Y the Last Man Deluxe Edition 2 by Brian K. Vaughan

Edition 2 continues the story of Yorick and Ampersand and their lives as the only males left on Earth.

Do you know how tempted I am to just say, “and hijinks ensue?”

But they do. Women are after these boys. Doctors, armies, Presidents, mothers. Amazons. TRUE AMAZONS. Yes, women with one breast and a penchant for bows and arrows. *whispers* they want them dead! However, these boys are on a mission. Towed along by two women, one a doctor and one a mercenary, they are on a trip across country to get to a lab where the doctor hopes to figure out why they survived when no one else did.

Saga, Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughan

Am I the only one who hates reviewing books in the middle of a series? I mean, why should you care what this one is about if you haven’t read the other two? So, I will say this: Volume 3 is excellent if you’ve read the other two. If you haven’t, GET ON ALL THREE. It’s a rocking space opera of a story and you can’t help but love it. It’s got flying space trees, an interspecies love affair, and really awesomely cute baby, and more. Fun, fun, fun. And the drawing is absolutely crazy amazing. Three was a little bit of a let down after all the anticipation, for me, but that’s my own fault. It was still awesome.

Lazarus, Vol. 1: Family by Greg Rucka

I know what you’re thinking. Okay, no I don’t, because I bet you don’t know what this is about. I didn’t before I read it. But it’s something that is fast approaching overdone. Dystopian, questionable government, slim resources, and…unusual…people hanging around. So NOW I know what you are thinking. What makes this one different? Well, besides the obvious, it being a graphic novel, the Romeo and Juliet overtones made it super interesting to me. Dystopian Romeo & Juliet FTW!

4 thoughts on “Graphic Novel Reviewlettes: Y: the Last Man, Saga, Lazarus

  1. I was expecting to LOATHE Y: The Last Man, and it was awesome that I ended up enjoying it. I thought Vaughn did a generally very good job of avoiding the pitfalls of having that be the premise. Man, I need to reread that. I need to buy all the trade paperbacks and have them for my own.

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