Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"Y: The Last Man" For Millions Of Women

"Y: The Last Man" Deluxe Edition Book #5, collecting "Y" #49-60, will be available April 2011, written by Brian K. Vaughan, with art by Pia Guerra, Goran Sudzuka, Jose Marzan Jr. and a cover by Massimo Carnevale.

"..'Yorick Brown' and 'Agent 355' prepare for their ultimate quest to reunite the last man with his lost love, while the person, people or thing behind the disaster that wiped out half of humanity is revealed. Then, Yorick's long journey through an Earth populated only by women comes to its dramatic, unexpected conclusion..."

Debuting in 2002, "Y: The Last Man" by Vaughan and Guerra was published by DC Vertigo, focusing on the only man to survive the apparent simultaneous death of every male mammal (barring the same man's pet monkey) on Earth.

The series was published in sixty issues by Vertigo and collected in a series of ten paperback volumes, with covers primarily by J. G. Jones and Carnevale.

"July 17, 2002, a plague simultaneously kills every living mammal possessing a Y chromosome — including embryos, fertilized eggs and sperm. The only exceptions appear to be New York residents 'Yorick Brown', a young amateur escape artist and his male Capuchin monkey, 'Ampersand'.

"Society is plunged into chaos as infrastructures collapse and the surviving women everywhere try to cope with the loss of the men, their survivor guilt, and the knowledge that - barring a rapid, major scientific breakthrough or other extraordinary happening - humanity is doomed to extinction.

"Meanwhile the mysterious 'Agent 355' is sent to help and protect Yorick, determined to find his girlfriend 'Beth' who was in Australia when the plague struck. Agent 355 has other plans for Yorick however as she was instructed by Yorick's mother, 'Jennifer Brown', a former member of Congress, to bring Yorick to Washington..."

Film rights to the series were acquired by New Line Cinema with director Louis Letterier currently expressing an interest to adapt the comic books into a TV series.

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