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Y: The last Man - Bd. 2: Tage wie diese

Y: The last Man - Bd. 2: Tage wie diese

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Y: The last Man - Bd. 2: Tage wie diese

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128 Seiten
35 Minuten
Freigegeben:
29. Dez. 2020
ISBN:
9783736712201
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Y THE LAST MAN Gesucht: Männer Eine Seuche unbekannter Art hat alle männlichen Säugetiere auf der Erde getötet – alle, außer einem Amateur-Entfesselungskünstler namens Yorick Brown und dessen Kapuzineräffchen Ampersand. Als letzte Träger eines Y-Chromosoms liegt das Schicksal der Menschheit in ihren Händen. Um das Überleben der Spezies zu gewährleisten, haben sich Yorick und sein Haustier mit einer schießfreudigen Regierungsagentin und der führenden Biotechnikerin des Landes zusammengetan, um dem Geheimnis der Seuche auf die Spur zu kommen. Während sie ein radikal verändertes Amerika per Eisenbahn durchqueren, sind ihnen die männerfeindlichen Töchter der Amazonen auf den Fersen. Und ein ungeplanter Zwischenstopp im utopisch anmutenden Städtchen Marrisville, Ohio, könnte zur Endstation für den letzten Mann auf Erden werden.
Freigegeben:
29. Dez. 2020
ISBN:
9783736712201
Format:
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  • (3/5)
    I actually liked this volume better than the first one. From a story standpoint it's a little more interesting.

    It still suffers from using too-common literary references. Some of them irked me a good deal, like seriously, come on, how does an English major not know what "crossing the Rubicon" means? The pop culture references also were a bit cutaneous: Anyone who has seen Back to the Future would have made the connection without an explicit mention.

    I had a problem, too, with the excessive use of the adjective "fucking." Yeah, I get it, it's a post-apocalyptic dystopia/utopia (depending on your view...) and people are pissed off all the time. But are there people who really use it in almost every sentence?
  • (4/5)
    Cycles continues the story of Yorick Brown and his journey as the last man left on earth after a plague kills all male mammals on Earth. In this volume, Yorick, Agent 355 and Dr. Mann are working their way across America to California. I am enjoying these graphic novels and feel that the second volume improved a lot over the first volume and was much more women-reader friendly.
  • (4/5)
    This review is for the entire run of Y: The Last Man, not any single installment.In an instant all the men, in fact every mammal with a Y chromosome, all around the world are wiped out. Except for one man and his monkey (and yes, the inevitable Beatles joke does eventually get made). That man, Yorick Brown, and his helper capuchin in training, Ampersand, are taken under the protection of a spy/assassin member of a secret organization answerable only to the President of the USA and sent to meet an expert in (human) cloning to try and discover why Yorick survived and how to continue the human species. And incidentally for Yorick to re-unite with his fiancée, last known to be in Australia. Of course most of the story is about the troubles of being the only remaining man alive in a world that just lost half its population while trying to travel from New York to Boston to California and eventually most of the rest of the world. How would women react? What sorts of communities would they re-build? The short answer is well and badly, communities of hate and communities of inclusion, all with very recognizable human motivations. There are neo-amazons who set out to destroy any vestige of maleness in the world. There are the ex-cons that were let out of prison (what if the female guards hadn't freed them?) who form a community based around shared pasts and a belief in reform, responsibility and independence. Fanatic nationalists, drug smugglers, post-male feminist activist acting troupes.Throughout the entire run a variety of possible causes ranging from disease, to curses, to divine retribution, to gaia/evolution re-setting a balance are proposed. The thing they all have in common, aside from never being definitively set as "the" cause, is that every single one of them revolves around the incredible hubris that the actions of a single person caused this to happen. Right along side the obvious parallel of the hubris that a single man could "save" the entire human species.The story is well told, beautifully illustrated, and plays with a whole range of human emotions and motivations in a fairly believable fashion. If it skims past a lot of the practical details and problems, it at least acknowledges them in passing. My biggest problem is that while any given installment contains some time references like "New York, 10 minutes ago" and "Washington D.C., now" the actual timeline of the entire series of chapters (issues? installments?) is not clearly laid out. And it doesn't help that two chapters might take place in immediate succession, or weeks or months apart. That probably worked fine for anyone reading each installment as it came out each month but if you're reading them in collected and straight through it becomes slightly annoying and distracting.
  • (1/5)
    Ugh. Just ugh. This is exactly what extreme meninists fear a women-centric world would be like: nearly all women are psycho man-haters, even though all of the women are woefully inept at anything and everything that isn't man-hatred. Society has completely collapsed and reverted back to medieval life - women were apparently completely incapable of maintaining any of the public works or emergency necessities and formed "Warriors" style pseudo-terrorist gangs. Fuck this shit.
  • (4/5)
    Once I started reading I didn't want to put it down. (I had to leave it at work with only 15 pages left.)
    It will be interesting to see how the series continues to progress.
  • (5/5)
    An amazing concept complimented by the uncluttered and visually pleasant cartooning style.
  • (4/5)
    This series is shaping up to be one of my all time favorites.

    When we last left Yorick, he was trying to travel across the United States with the help of Agent 355 and Dr. Mann. This is especially difficult when most roadways are blocked with abandoned vehicles and other large obstacles. Therefore, the best route of travel? Train. The trip is interrupted quickly when attacked by a gang of women separate from the Amazons. Once again, their journey is thrown into disarray. To go any further in the plot description would throw some major spoilerific elements your way, so I'll stop right here.

    Going back to that opening sentence of mine - I really hated putting that in there. I mean, I've only just finished the 2nd book (of ten)! However, I honestly feel that way. In the second collection, we are given a whole hell of a lot of character development and story progression. Not only are we witness to several high anxiety confrontations but A LOT of revelations as well. All of these characters stay interesting especially considering Brian K. Vaughn just keeps throwing more people at us. You never get that feeling that Vaughn is trying to stretch the story out in a way that's not needed - length for the sake of it.

    It probably goes without saying, but the artwork is fantastic. It plays out like watching a great action movie. Pia Guerra does an excellent job displaying Vaughn's vision with quick cutting and suspense building images.

    I have high hopes for the remainder of this series. The only problem in getting these from my local library is waiting until the next one is available. Probably should've done the smart thing and taken them out all at once.
  • (2/5)
    Fairly predictable
  • (5/5)
    I liked the first volume a lot, but this one really hooked me. Volume 3 is already en route as I type.
  • (5/5)
    This comic is freaking awesome. I love the art, I love the story. It makes me sad that it ends after 10 volumes, but I will have to survive. I’m soo glad I started reading graphic novels again. Seriously, read this if you haven’t already.



    The first story is very amusing with a quick slam on Republicans. Writer has a seriously good sense of humor. Hero discovers her brother might be alive and story 1 ends with a great line.

    Story 2, things are heating up. Hero has confirmation that Yorrick is alive. Yorrick is in a town full of women who are hiding a big secret, while 355 is hurt.

    Story 3 And just when I thought the story was starting to get a little slow the secret of the town in Ohio is revealed. The woman are actually released prisoners. It ends dramatically when Hero shows up where Yorrick is.

    Story 4 Hero tries to capture Yorrick but Sonia saves him only to be killed by Hero. Yorrick is discusted by his sister and threatens to kill her.

    Story 5. Crap. Soldiers are comming after Yorrick. Damn this comic is good!

  • (4/5)
    Another installment in this very enjoyable sequence (although I've read some out of order). I enjoy the post-apocalyptic feel, the banter, the characters, the drawing and the story. Things are serious for Yorick but not as much as it gets later. He's chased by amazons, including his crazy sister and various gang bangers. More please.
  • (2/5)
    Interesting...but more of the same. Sister catches up with brother and acts totally predictable and out of character, at the same time. Meanwhile, the most interesting part is the cliff hanger. I look forward to that.
  • (3/5)
    3.5 for sure, this thing is growing on me. But the dude is SO unrealistic sometimes, it's totally making me laugh my ass off...he's the ONLY dude on planet earth, 90% of the women he's surrounded by are super hot, & he's all "I'm saving myself for my girlfriend over in Australia"...Bwaaahahahah! :D And then when he IS going to finally stup some girl, SHE says she isn't good enough for him because she USED to be a meth addict...Bwahahaha! Less talk, more action, people! :) But the story's getting good, and unexpected things happen, which is always good!
  • (4/5)
    I really enjoyed this and am happy to continue reading this series! It's fun, action-packed, and has a great Whedon-esque sense of humor.

    I am unhappy about the death in this volume, though. As I said in my review of the previous volume, the decision to shows us a world without men through the lens of a male protagonist, while obvious, puts up total Oedipal narrative flags. There's the danger that our male protagonist will become all-important and the other female characters only significant as they relate to him.

    And here, indeed, we have a flatly characterized female character who only exists in order to die tragically and further the conflict between Yorick and his sister. "But Becky," you say, "of course she's female, this is about a world without men!" Yes, but this isn't just any story about a woman - it's a story straight out of Hollywood, pulp fiction, and Victorian novels - the Innocent Female Martyr who clarifies the hero's moral values and moves the plot forward.

    Basically we have a story that asks insightful questions about what a post-male world would look like, but is still a traditional action/adventure serial and repeats the same old plot cliches of Oedipal fiction.

    I've hardly begun reading so maybe my criticisms won't hold later on, but I do think anyone who wants to be aware of gender in their writing should be aware that plot cliches are as important to deconstruct as character or themes. Inserting them without thought or comment will undermine your story.
  • (4/5)
    This is genius. I will definitely complete the series. With the success of The Walking Dead TV series, I'm sure it is just a matter of time before we see this adapted for TV.
  • (4/5)
    Just as fun as the first book. The dialogue is the best part although he's a little heavy on the F-word. It seems to be a staple in every character's vocabulary. Not enough monkey in this one. Ampersand rules (or is it & the monkey formerly known as ampersand - and no I wasn't calling Prince a monkey).
  • (3/5)
    Hm. There are problems with choosing a global disaster and then shrinking the perspective to a pretty limited cast, but still trying to keep the perspective broad. One of them is that, in order for said cast to be in the same story, they need to have relationships with each other. Also, they need to meet – especially in a context where there are no more phones. Which is a problem because it creates a feeling that the whole eastern US is big as, say, the 11000 inhabitant town where I grew up. But populated with about a quarter as many people. In this book, staying out of sight from a band of about a dozen blood thirsty Amazones is virtually impossible in the state of Ohio. And one of the killers will inevitably turn out to be your sister.This is still a story well told, and an interesting set-up. But I think the peeves of this series will overshadow the good things for me. I’ll at least take a break before continuing with the next part.
  • (4/5)
    Yorick and his friends are still being pursued by the Amazons which unbeknownst to him includes his sister. They are also being pursued by an Israeli squad with a secret commander. The group are forced to jump off a train and all reunite in a sleepy town Marrisville, Ohio. The town has a secret it is keeping hidden from the rest of the world and when the trio discover it, it provokes mixed responses and emotions.The Amazon’s finally catch up with them and there is a showdown between Yorick and his sister. The art is nothing too exciting, but good enough to tell the story and serves its purpose. This is a story driven rather than artistic driven series from Vertigo.
  • (2/5)

    Yorick and friends travel to a rural town where they find harmony and friendship. The crazed Sisters of Amazon have different ideas...

  • (5/5)
    Summary: Yorrick Brown, the last man on earth after a terrible plague wiped out half of the world's population, is a man on a mission. After finding the lab of Dr. Mann, a cloning scientist who might be able to figure out why Yorrick is still alive, in flames, Yorrick, Dr. Mann, and secret government operative 355 must travel across the country to Dr. Mann's back-up facility in California. However, their quest gets derailed (literally, heh) in the middle of Ohio, where they come across a town that seems a little too good to be true. Meanwhile, there are several groups hunting the rumored last man, including a group of murderous Amazons that includes Yorrick's sister.Review: Okay, this series has got me good and hooked. The second volume is as compelling as the first one was, and since the basics of the worldbuilding are already present, it's a little tighter and a little more focused. This story flirted with some pathos and deeper emotions for our main characters as well, although I wish they - Yorrick, especially - had been given a little bit more time to process and dive into those emotions. Story-wise, it's a nice arc as well; it's simultaneously self-contained and dropping hints and trailers that will certainly be picked up in the future.I still can't always tell the female characters apart (although I'm really good at distinguishing between the male characters... not so hard, considering there are only two of them, and one's a monkey.) There's only one point in this volume where someone's identity is important to the plot but not stated out loud, and I figured out who that was easily enough. There are other little niggling details about the art that bug me, too; for instance, I would never have guessed that Dr. Mann is Asian based on the way she's drawn - black hair and glasses aren't enough to cut it, folks. Overall, though, the art is clean and attractive, and the story's insanely interesting, so I'll definitely be reading the rest of the series. 4.5 out of 5 stars.Recommendation: Not a stand-alone, but based on what I've seen thus far, I'd absolutely recommend the series as a whole.
  • (5/5)
    ** spoiler alert ** The last page of this book actually made me raise up my arms in some sort of victorious celebration without even thinking about it. My boyfriend thought I was a little crazy.I really like how the story line came together and am interested in seeing what happens to and with the Amazons. Yorick remains an interesting character and 355 is becoming more of a mysterious character the less we learn about her and her shady government organization (if it's really a government organization)...more The last page of this book actually made me raise up my arms in some sort of victorious celebration without even thinking about it. My boyfriend thought I was a little crazy.I really like how the story line came together and am interested in seeing what happens to and with the Amazons. Yorick remains an interesting character and 355 is becoming more of a mysterious character the less we learn about her and her shady government organization (if it's really a government organization).
  • (3/5)
    Although I have my reservations about Y: The Last Man, Brian Vaughn's intriguing storyline was strong enough to get me to take the leap from the first volume to the second. While the artwork by Guerra and Marzan is still lackluster, here in the second installment some visual improvements are in evidence, making the overall experience easier on the eye (a genuine problem with the first volume). While the overall plot circumstances are still ridiculous, and the dialog quite frankly goofy at times, there's no denying that Vaughn is a gifted storyteller who can make something readable out of a weak set of ingredients.
  • (4/5)
    Cycles is the second collection of the comic book series Y: The Last Man, covering issues six through ten. I'm really enjoying the series so far, and the collections are put together nicely. So far, each has consisted of a complete story arc (which makes me wonder if they deliberately planned the series around the publication of the trade editions.)After Dr. Mann's lab is destroyed by Israeli forces in Unmanned, she, Yorick, and the ever present Agent 355 must make their way from the East Coast to her backup lab in California. This is a dangerous and daunting journey for the last man on Earth, and Yorick really wants nothing more than to reunite with his girlfriend Beth in Australia. Their trip is cut short and they end up making an unanticipated stop in Marrisville, Ohio--a virtual utopia in a world that has descended into chaos after all male mammals were believed to have died.Cycles picks up right where Unmanned leaves us. The plot continues along nicely and remains high quality, even ending with a bit of a cliff-hanger. I think the artwork has actually improved since the first volume with more distinction appearing between background characters and continued consistency in the depiction of the main characters. I am definitely looking forward to the next installment.(I'm originally from Ohio, and if you were wondering if portions of Cycles were actually based on a real place, the answer is yes. Though, you will have more luck finding information if you search for Marysville rather than Marrisville.)Experiments in Reading
  • (4/5)
    aahhh!!!!! when are they gonna bone already!? the world is all women, and no one's bumping uglies yet??!
  • (3/5)
    The first story cycle completes itself in this volume, with Yorick's confrontation with the Amazons and his sister. The Amazons are perhaps the least believable aspect of the story, and it's good to see the back of them.
  • (4/5)
    the best comic book i ever read (I havent read many). It's about what else; the last man! Something to do with that whole "Y" chromosome thing. He has to repopulate the Earth. Lucky him
  • (4/5)
    This is a truly excellent sf series. What would happen if every man on earth, save one, died suddenly? Yorick and his monkey Ampersand are the only male creatures left on Earth, and must travel from Boston to California in the company of Dr. Mann (an expert in cloning) and the enigmatic Agent 355. Problem is, everyone wants a piece of Yorick -- sometimes literally.