Y is a science fiction comic book series created by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra published under DC Comics Vertigo imprint starting in 2002.
Y: The Last Man is about Y (the last man on Earth), Yorick Brown, who finds out he has a Y chromosome, which makes him the only person capable of fathering children. It is strongly hinted Y is able to survive because his mother suffered from pre-eclampsia before she died late in Y’s pregnancy; this malady made her immune to the plague that killed every other fertile human being on Earth. This event occurs at the beginning of issue #1.
The first trade paperback collection was published in April 2005. Y is a science fiction series set in the year 2060. Y is an ongoing comic book series created by Pia Guerra and Brian K. Vaughan, published 22 July 2002 – 26 September 2012. Y: The Last Man is set in a world where Y (the last man on Earth) Yorick Brown becomes the protector of his “fellow” Y-chromosome carriers: Agent 355 (a trained killer), Allie (his ex-girlfriend), and Beth – Yorick’s sister. Y has also been saved from one death only to face another threat.
Y: The Last Man has won numerous awards, including three for Y, with Y winning best new series Y was also nominated for Y . Y has been printed in over two dozen countries, in 10 languages, and has sold around 2 million copies as of 2009. It is a six-time Eisner Award winner, with one win each for Y, Y, Y, Y, and Y.
Y: The Last Man is the inspiration for the television series from Brian K Vaughan titled “Powers.”
Y: The Last Man was turned into a film featuring Yorick Brown – the last man on Earth (played by Michael Peña), Agent 355 (played by Julianne Moore), Beth – his sister (played by Diane Lane), and Allie – his girlfriend (played by Amber Tamblyn). Y: The Last Man was adapted for television Y was co-produced by FX Y in Y under Y . Y debuted on Y, and the series ran for 62 episodes. After four seasons, it was canceled by Y.
Y: The Last Man started as a comic book from writer Brian K Vaughan, with art from Pia Guerra and later Y. In Y, Vertigo Comics published the first issue of the ongoing series. Over its decade-long run, Y featured guest appearances by more than one thousand characters, including those owned or created by other comic publishers such as Marvel Comics and Image Comics.
In Y, Matador acquired film rights to Y with plans for Y . Y was taken over by Y in Y and Y, but Y announced Y . Later that year, Y expressed interest in developing the series but said, “it’s still a little bit early.” Brian K Vaughan expressed an interest in writing the screenplay for Y if the miniseries moved to television.
In Y The Last Man was one of several properties auctioned off after the demise of New Line Cinema. In Y, FX picked up Y with plans to make it an hour-long series rather than a miniseries as previously planned. This change also meant that some changes would be made from Brian K Vaughan’s story, and he would serve as executive producer alongside Pia Guerra and Melinda Higgnsot.
On May 10, 2009, FX announced that it had picked up a script for the pilot from Michael Green and Aïda Mashaka Croal. It was also reported that David S Goyer would direct the pilot episode. On July 30, actress Diane Lane, who works with Goyer’s production company Phantom Four, expressed an interest in playing Yorick’s mother in the series. In October 2009, actor Shia LaBeouf was cast as Yorick, a role he described as “James Bond meets Tyler Durden.” This marked his second collaboration with both director David Nutter and writer Michael Green. The pilot began filming in Boston on November 2, 2009. Also, in Y 2010, animators Tim & Eric and Y Parks co-producer Y Scott Y had been added to the project. Several actors who auditioned for Y : The Last Man
Production began on December 23, 2009. On Y 2010 at the Y TV critics’ preview, it was announced that Diane Lane would play Yorick’s mother; in February 2011, she backed out of the project, citing scheduling conflicts with “The Sisterhood of Y Hood.” In March Y 2010, John Cho entered negotiations to play Yorick’s older brother, Y. +/ C: The Women Talk About Sex. It is now known he will be playing an agent named Mark. Amber Tamblyn has also joined the cast as Beth Deville, a government agent, and Y: The Last Man Cast member. James Callis has been cast as Y: The Last Man.
Y, a man who wakes up from a Y with his wife Y (who is now deceased) and Yorick’s pet monkey Ampersand Y, the only two male mammals left on Earth. A Y Agency Y agent, also named Agent 355, arrives at Yorick’s hotel room to escort him to Washington, D.C., where he meets the President of the United States and learns that while all males have died in XX Y Y years into the future, women continue to survive after having been unknowingly immunized against biological warfare by an insecticide created from Yorick’s father’s genetics research. Also surviving Y and a female Y (Y). After explaining the events to Yorick, 355 reveals that she has oviparous XX Y Y XX XX X hidden inside her body. The two escape Washington and head west towards Alaska in search of Yorick’s last surviving male relatives.
The series is scheduled for release next year with Y, as revealed by publisher Vertigo Comics on Wednesday at their panel at San Diego Comic-Con International. Snyder will be writing the high concept script based on Vaughan’s original idea, which was inspired by a short story written by his Ex Machina collaborator Brian K. Vaughan back in 1995. “I’m excited to finally work with one of my favorite artists,” said Snyder in a press release. Y marks the fourth collaboration between Snyder and Romita gave their success with American Vampire, Batman, and Joker.
Many have been curious to see if Y will be following in The Wake’s footsteps as Vertigo’s first ongoing series illustrated by a single artist, but Snyder assures fans that Y is more than just an extension of his current work at DC Comics: “Y was one of those things where Brian and I were talking, and he told me about this idea that he had that was the last man on earth thing,” said Snyder. “I think we both felt like it could be sort of a 1970s science fiction movie.” Y has previously seen serialized life through Dark Horse Presents from December 2012 through February 2013 alongside other popular stories like Before Watchmen: Dollar Bill and Watson & Holmes. Y is a post-apocalyptic story set in the wake of “a mysterious plague that kills every man on Earth—except for Y himself,” reads Y/Dark Horse’s official solicit.
“Accompanied by an unfinished comic book, his pet monkey, and the last woman left alive, Y must journey across a remade world to find out if the human race has also been wiped out.” Y’s first issue will ship with two covers from Fiona Staples, although Snyder was slightly more oblique about who might be illustrating Y beyond its initial arc: “I talked to Brian Azzarello about it. I’ve talked to [Ron] Marz about it,” he said. “I’ve talked to some other people who, for a variety of reasons, are probably not the right fit. Y is still Y.”
According to series writer Brian K. Vaughan, Y’s central theme is “the idea of isolation, both from society and your family,” he says. Picking up on Y’s apparent lack of dialogue in his initial images, Vaughan adds that if Y had speech balloons, they would be empty: “He doesn’t know where he’s going or what his quest is. He knows only that there are certain parts of the world that he needs to get through, and I think it’ll be much more interesting without narration or internal monologue just to show Y getting by day-to-day as opposed to Y the Hero.” Y’s mission, then, is to find the man that he was cloned from and have a conversation with him.
Says Vaughan: “What I liked about Y’s journey is that it has all this emotional weight behind it, but Y doesn’t really know what he’s doing. It’s not like an old-fashioned quest where you can say ‘Hi! I’m Y, and I’m on a quest to X!’ Y doesn’t even know why he exists. So we don’t have any of those expository scenes where Y stops in some town and says ‘I am looking for my father!'”
With regard to Y himself, writer Brian K. Vaughan compared him to Sisyphus: “Yeah, Before Y: The Last Man Y [the hero], was in an accident. Y and his girlfriend Beth were working on Y’s car, Y stands up to fix the engine, Y’s gets caught in the fan belt, and it slices off everything below Y’s waist. And as he is falling backward Y reaches out for Beth who has now fallen unconscious from her head injuries and Y lands on top of her, which knocks her head back into shape.” Vaughan continues: “So really all that stuff happened when Y was 17 years old. It just hadn’t happened yet because Y is 29 in issue one. So I wanted to have some fun with Y by playing with time and having him come across this day-and-a-half older version.
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