First published on this day in 2002, Y: The Last Man remains an ambitious, fulfilling, entertaining and problematic work that is, above all else, hugely compelling. Created by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra and Jose Marzan Jr, and edited by Heidi MacDonald, the Vertigo-published series told the story of a world where every single male on Earth suddenly died with no warning.
Simple enough, and yet fertile ground to create, well, an infertile society. It’s a grand high concept to say, "all the men are dead,” but humanity is such a messed up, bastard thing that every single branch of society is brutally screwed over by the absence of men.
In today's polls: Tough love. Whether it's Jessica Jones and Luke Cage breaking through each other's tough shells, or the Baroness finding her way under Destro's skin, sometimes the best love stories happen when someone learns to let their guard down and invite someone else in. Of course, these can be high pressure relationships, especially when that special someone is the only man on the island or the last man on Earth.
In common with a fairly significant chunk of the comics community, Brian K. Vaughan was in New York on September 11th, 2001, and witnessed the events of that day first-hand. Sublimating his experiences into his art, Vaughan penned Ex Machina, a modern masterpiece that used an alternate version of 9/11 to explore America's relationships with its heroes. But just as the long-term effects of September 11th are still palpable, Vaughan has continued to explore the anxieties of post-9/11 American throughout his work.
New Line Cinema's rights to the Vertigo series Y: The Last Man have officially lapsed, reverting back to creators Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, according to director Dan Trachtenberg.
The studio announced early last year that Trachtenberg -- who doesn't have any features to his credit, only a handful of short films, including a very well-received Portal film -- would helm the project. He and the studio only had a limited window of time to get a movie finished, and that time has come and gone.
The on-again, off-again movie adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra's Y: The Last Man has once again come back to life, with newcomer Dan Trachtenberg being named as the latest director tasked with the prospect of bringing Yorick, 355 and Ampersand to the big screen.So far, Trachtenberg's resume seems a little light on directorial gigs; he's handled a number of commercials, an episode of hor
Development of a live-action studio adaptation of Y: The Last Man seems to have stalled out, but director Christian Cardona shows us how well it could work with this remarkable fan film that brings to life some crucial moments from the Vertigo comics series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. Travis Quentin Yo
What a nice bit of timing for Brian K. Vaughan. No sooner than his much anticipated return to monthly comics, Saga, debuts than news breaks that the film version of his most beloved work, Y: The Last Man, is progressing apace. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia are set to adapt Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra's hit sci-fi series about the last man
Like some lucky readers out there, I got a Kindle Fire for the holidays. It was a complete surprise, especially considering that I didn't ask for one, and didn't even really want one. Despite all the good news I'd heard about the Comixology app, my tactile orientation made it hard for me to get along with the idea of digital comics, but being so poor I only bought maybe a dozen comics last year has changed my opinion. Discounted
We thought it would behoove you to know that one of Vertigo's most beloved series, Y: The Last Man, is available digitally on computers and mobile devices like the iPad for just $0.99 per issue. Written by Brian K. Vaughan and drawn by Pia Guerra, the saga of a boy and his monkey traversing a dangerous post-apocalyptic world
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