Y: The Last Man

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  1. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    Any readers here? Definately my favorite comic. I also like Brian K. Vaughan's Ex Machina. I dunno, I guess I'm just out-growing super heros.
     
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    I'm a fan of it. I have had the dubious honor of discovering this series about a year ago. For a time, I had about 40 issues to read, and sometimes I'd read issue after issue, straight in a row. It was a blast.

    And then I caught up with the release schedule.

    Waiting a month for each title is TORTURE.

    That said, I do have some critiques about this series. I'm well aware that it's only meant to be 60 issues, and I'm well aware that we're nearing the end, but this series has been a bit lacking in story clues. Let's take Alias as an example. There was a big, over-arching mystery in Alias, but each season had its own storyline that either resolved itself independently, or showed you a bigger piece of the "series mystry."

    So far, Y the Last Man has been nothing but buildup, and we haven't had a "season finale" yet. I'm not asking for huge clues as to why all the men died, I'm not asking to find out prematurely, but the clues have been too scant, you know what I mean?
     
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    BKV said that we will find out how all the men died in issue 50.
     
  4. Wreckgar

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    I want to read the series but it's just to far in for me to jump on. When it concludes, some places always create sets of books so I might try snagging one of those. Or hope they remake the TPBs in bigger volumes.
     
  5. GogDog

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    Theres already 7 trade paperbacks, at like 6 issues a piece, and at my comic shop, they sell a whole lot of them. It would easily get you caught up within like 3-5 issues.
     
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    cagliostro Victi Vincimus

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    Y: The Last Man rules I started reading it thru the trades about a year or more ago. Since then I will try anything that Vaughan writes. As to his other works anyone here read The Hood or Runways?
     
  7. GogDog

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    No, but I have started the new Escapists.
     
  8. adamthered

    adamthered Reads comics. Starts shit

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    If Vaughan writes it, I read it. Y is great stuff. Been with is since issue 1.
     
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    Yeah, if it weren't for Vaughan, the only comics I would read would be Transformers related.
     
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    Imagine BKV writing a Transformers comic.

    *pines*
     
  11. GogDog

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    Maybe we should petition him. I wonder if IDW would have anything to do with him.
     
  12. JoshBot

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    From what I understand, IDW isn't interested in any writers except Simon Furman for their TF books. The exception is the Evolutions series, but even then they apparently come up with the story ideas in-house and then shop them around to writers. I can't really see a deal like that interesting someone as in-demand as Vaughan, so it looks like we're S.O.L. for the moment.
     
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    I only bought the first issue and although it's a good read I didn't want to commit myself to more issues but I may get the trade paperback eventually so I can find out the answer to the big mystery.
     
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    Although the mystery is a part of the story, the characters are the main focus. Some people may have a problem with that but I don't. I also have to say that I think it reads much better in the trades than is does month to month. But I'm impatient, so I still read it month to month.
     
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    Ex Machina is where it's at for BKV
     

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