Y The Last Man vol. 2 : Cycles (Anglais) Broché – 1 septembre 2003
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"awesome..." -- Big Cheese Magazine January 2005
New and striking ... handled with a wit and sophistication that leaves most comics standing. --Time Out, Nov 5 2003
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As Yorick Brown, the last man on Earth, begins to make his way across the country to California, he and his companions are forced to make an unscheduled stop in Marrisville, Ohio—a small town with a big secret. Collects issues #6-10 of the runaway hit Vertigo series by Brian K. Vaughan (EX-MACHINA, RUNAWAYS) and Pia Guerra.
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Le temps est venu pour Yorick Brown, l'agent 355, le docteur Allison Mann et Ampersand de quitter Boston, pour essayer de rallier son laboratoire secondaire en Californie. Toujours déguisé avec un masque à gaz, Yorick négocie un voyage en passager clandestin dans un train, dans le fourgon à bestiaux. En effet, il n'y a plus de vols par avion dans la mesure où tous les hommes sont morts, soit 95% des pilotes. Le voyage laisse du temps au petit groupe de papoter. Ce moment de convivialité au milieu des bestiaux prend fin quand 2 femmes font irruption pour détrousser les voyageurs. Yorrick est éjecté du wagon, et il se retrouve dans une ville qui semble avoir surmonté la disparition des hommes, en particulier avec le rétablissement du l'électricité. Il est pris en charge par une douce jeune femme prénommée Sonia.Lire la suite ›
en bref: tous les êtres vivants portant un chromosome Y meurent soudainement, à l'exception du héros et de son petit singe. cette BD d'aventure pose de bonne question sur la société actuelle sur fond de politique-fiction (les aspects politico stratéiques auraient pu être mis bien plus en avant, cela dit). peut être dans les prochains volumes?
évidemment il faut commencer par le volume 1 "unmanned"!
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This volume continues the good dialogue and artwork from the previous volumes, and as an added advantage Ampersand isn't being completely useless. The one problem I had with it is that Yorick makes some dumb decisions. But I'm still interested enough to check out the next volume.
In the process, Yorick and the people who help him encounter crazed "Amazons," who believe it is their duty to remove the last vestige of the male of the species from the planet, an out-of-control Israeli Defense Forces commander who wants Yorick for her own purposes, Yorick's mother, a Representative and one of the few members of the U.S. government left alive, Yorick's sister (with a few plot twists I won't reveal), and various others, some who try to aid him, many of whom try to kill him.
The science in this set of graphic novels frankly doesn't make much sense, so you have to turn your brain off, much as you have to do when you read Superman. Some of the depictions of life without men make sense; some less so. There are plot twists galore and *everyone* has secrets, some of which aren't revealed until the final volume.
I found the artwork in this series to be adequate but uninspiring. It reminded me a little of the old Curt Swan Superman and Legion of Super Heroes days. It's clean and uncluttered but this isn't artwork that's going to blow you away or that you'll want to show off to your friends. The real attraction to this series is the writing. To a certain extent, I think that's appropriate, as this doesn't have the grandeur and the scope of, say, the latest Avengers or Justice League space battle.
In this second volume, Yorick, Agent 355 (whose real name we never learn), and Dr. Allison Mann have traded in their motorcycles for a ride in a boxcar on a train to California, where Dr. Mann's backup files are located (her lab in Boston was torched in the first volume). Unfortunately, in Ohio, they are attacked by robbers and in the melee, Yorick is thrown off the train. Agent 355 throws Dr. Mann off, as well, then jumps, cracking her head on a rock in the process.
The three are found and cared for by the residents of Marrisville, Ohio, a bit of a utopian paradise out in the country, but a town with a big secret. Frankly, the secret and Yorick's reaction to it, don't make that much sense, particularly the latter. The emotions and the tirade come out of nowhere. Shortly thereafter, the Amazons have finally tracked them down and in the resulting fight, two people are killed.
Separately, and at the end of this edition, a cliffhanger plot twist shows that Yorick may not really be the last man, although he still may be able to claim the title of the last man *on* earth. More than that, I will not say.
As with the first one, I still found Yorick to be something of an unsympathetic loser. His reaction to the town's secret was out of character and inexplicable, but at least in this edition we're starting to see that he has some real feelings, as his interaction with one of the women in the town, in particular, demonstrates.
Yorick and Agent 355 found Dr. Mann, the woman looking to cure the plague, but they didn't save her research. When her lab and all her research is burned, they decide to head across the country to her secondary lab in California. Unfortunately, there is a whole country full of women who would be very interested to learn about the last man on earth between them and California. They are able to bargain their way onto a train headed West, but they should have expected the trip couldn't be that easy. When they end up in a small, idyllic town, they can't believe how well these women are living. What they don't know is that the whole town is hiding a very big secret.
This volume does a great job of giving you glimpses into Yorick, Dr. Mann, and Agent 355, and because of that, you become heavily invested in the story after these issues. The first book was fun and exciting, but this is where you get hooked. The story line is complex and there are characters who will blow you mind. The reintroduction of Yorick's sister Hero is the most pivotal point for me. I just can't wrap my head around her and everything she is doing. And yet, why not? The world as they knew it is over. Why not capitalize on the new face of the planet?
One of the most interesting sides of this part of the story is how different groups of women cope with the death of all the men. Some are falling apart, but some are actually better off, and that is a hard thing to wrap your head around! I loved how much it made me think and process that fact. Of course we would all grieve the loss of our husbands, fathers, sons, and friends, but who would survive best? And how would the world change without them? It is a heady batch of questions, but you will keep asking yourself these and many more as you continue with this fabulous series!