Authors have been writing stories about societies ruled by one gender (ok, mostly just ruled by women) for decades. In one of his earliest acclaimed works, Brian K. Vaughn devoted what seems to be a massive amount of time to this exact question.
The titular 'Y' in this story is Yorrick Brown. An amateur magician and literary student, he is the only man (along with his pet monkey) to survive a mysterious plague that rapidly wipes out every other male of any species on the planet. He is far from the only character in this series however, as a good 3/4's of the plot is devoted to the female politicians, doctors, EMT's, and special forces that remain in the world. Needless to say, the wide depth of characters is easily the best aspect of this story.
Dialogue is also a strength in this series. Vaughn can be both witty and emotive with his turns of phrase, and he has crammed in a boatload of statistics about women, the government, and all sorts of random trivia. This...
Y: The Last Man is a 10-volume graphic novel collection about what would happen if an unexplained plague wiped out every male on earth, animals and human alike, in a heartbeat. The premise of this story is that two males were inexplicably spared: a young man named Yorick Brown, amateur escape artist and generally something of a loser, and a capuchin monkey. The primary plotline is concerned with how to keep Yorick alive long enough to figure out just why he survived and whether that information can be used to help repopulate the earth, all while Yorick tries to find his girlfriend and would-be fiance, who was on a sabbatical in the Australian Outback when the disaster struck.
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...
I'm not exactly certain how I stumbled upon this graphic novel but I'm certainly happy I did. This highly readable adult graphic novel is the fictional tale of a young twenty-something slacker named Yorick Brown who suddenly finds himself in the most unpredictable of predicaments. A devastating plague has spread across the globe and instantaneously destroyed every man and mammal with a 'Y' chromosome--except, of course, for our reluctant hero and his pet monkey Ampersand. Beginning with this issue, we are taken on an interesting and often perilous journey through time and over several continents as Yorick and his female companions attempt to discover exactly why he and Ampersand are the sole remaining male mammals left on the planet. Each action-packed issue follows the wise-cracking Yorick and his friends dodging rival interest groups, spies, assassins, and murderous, modern day Amazon warriors in their quest to discover the answers to their many questions and a cure for the dreaded...
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