December 19, 2004
December 19, 2004
When a plague of unknown origin kills every mammal with a Y chromosome, Yorick Brown discovers that he is the only male left and embarks on a transcontinental journey to discover why.
On July 17, 2002, an instantaneous plague strikes the world, killing every animal with a Y chromosome. In the blink of an eye, the mammal population of the world is halved, and the planet is purged of all men--all but one. Yorick Brown, a 20-something slacker and two-bit escape artist and magician, mysteriously survives the cataclysm. Brian K. Vaughan, who would later win an Eisner Award for best comic writer of 2005, takes this fantastic premise and spins it out in myriad permutations, all of them ingenious. Civilization grinds to a halt due to the lack of male-centric positions: construction workers, airplane pilots, cops, etc. Some women are grief-stricken over the events; others, like a violent Amazon sect, believe that the plague cleansed the Earth of its repugnant male element. Male-impersonators become in demand, yet Yorick has to dress as a woman to keep from being mobbed. Vaughan populates his parallel world with a intriguing characters, thrilling plotlines, brilliant details, and a gripping mystery: how did the plague originate and can anything be done to save the future of the human race? This edition collects issues 18-23.
Genre: Comics + Graphic Novels, Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Comics + Graphic Novels
- Subgenre: Graphic Novels / Science Fiction
- Publisher: Vertigo
- Pages: 141
- Language: English
- Release Date: December 19, 2004
- Author: Brian K. Vaughan , Pia Guerra , Goran Parlov
- Online Item #: 11728842
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-1078
- ISBN: 9781401202323
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported