Y: The Last Man

17 02 2008

Y: The Last Man, the masterpiece comic series by Brian K.Vaughan and Pia Guerra is done. How do I feel?

(I can’t hide clips, so unfortunately, there is one very key spoiler below. Don’t read on if you care about the end of it all).

I was just slightly less than satisfied with the ending. I’m glad it was left open, yet with a sense of ultimate resolution. I read a review from the Onion A.V. Club (is that national or by city?), and they effectively summed up my thought that there should have been more plot resolution in the flashbacks than was. I would like to have known exactly how the world accepted the return of men (via new Yoricks).

Overall, I think Vaughan did a great job conceptualizing a realistic response to such a population collapse, from doomsday naysayers, to political changes to exactly how anyone (women or men) would pull their heads out of their asses, work hard and make the best of such a situation.

You can’t tell me that if we found out we’d be out of oil in five years that we would be without sufficient energy ten years later. You change focus, bust out the big brains, conserve and labor to make things as easy as possible. But I digress…

I read the trade backs leading up to ~ issue 52 around a year ago, and I don’t remember everything so vividly, but one thing that I always remember is that Aussies owned the seas because they were the only ones whose country allowed women to command subs, thus they were the only ones who knew their shit on one. So sweet…

Anyone else have thoughts on the story as a whole?


24 04 2007

My hero, Nick Gurewitch, was interviewed in Esquire. His comment regarding what material was off limits for his comic strip was interesting:

Esquire: Is there anything you won’t joke about?

NG: No, I don’t see any reason to avoid a topic. If you can make a powerful enough statement, it provides an understanding of the miraculous and it’s entirely worth its weight in nastiness. You can make a movie like A Clockwork Orange and get away with showing an event like rape, and if contributes to a point that is marvelous I think you’re totally within your right to do so.

Well said, Nick. For those who don’t know how much I love it, go check out Nick’s comic, The Perry Bible Fellowship. Be forewarned, it’s edgy.


19 04 2006

Everyone Drunk But Me by Laura Beth Brandt
You missed it...


1 02 2006

The Perry Bible Fellowship by Nicholas Gurewitch

So damn funny…

The evil cat look…

29 11 2005

you know it…

Something to make me smile…

16 11 2005

A very shy guy goes into a bar and sees a beautiful
woman sitting at the bar. After an hour of gathering
up his courage he finally goes over to her and
asks, tentatively, “Um, would you mind if
I chatted with you for a while?”

She responds by yelling, at the top of her lungs,
“No, I won’t sleep with you tonight!”
Everyone in the bar is now staring at them. Naturally,
the guy is hopelessly and completely embarrassed
and he slinks back to his table.

After a few minutes, the woman walks over to him
and apologizes. She smiles at him and says, “I’m
sorry if I embarrassed you. You see, I’m a graduate
student in psychology and I’m studying how people
respond to embarrassing situations.” To which
he responds, at the top of his lungs, “What
do you mean $200?”

The life and times of a comic fiend…

10 11 2005


Too true…

9 11 2005

So true…

6 11 2005

Cats really are the dumb ones.

sad lame funny

9 10 2005

So, I know I’ve put this in before, but you all should check out postsecret.blogspot.com
Some of the secrets seem so real and sad. Others are lame and
melodramatic, things I wouldn’t really call secrets. Some of THOSE seem
like lies, too.

This… is funny: