Y: The Last Man

This week on the show: Why the last man? Why Not!? JLA pre-sales top 200k, and reviews, reviews, reviews!


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Justice League of America to sell over 200,000 copies?

32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Teen +
Covesr by BEN MORSE (50%), PHOTO (50%)
Enter a world of endless wonder as Syfy’s smash-hit dramedy makes its comic book debut!  When a series of sudden, unexplained sinkholes appear beneath the streets of Rio de Janeiro, the Warehouse team heads down to Brazil in the middle of Carnival to uncover the cause. What they discover is that someone is using an ancient artifact to move massive chunks of earth and mine huge, underground gold deposits.  With the ground becoming increasingly unstable, our heroes find themselves in a race to retrieve the artifact before the entire city collapses!  Written by the writers of WAREHOUSE 13, this thrilling 5-issue action-adventure/mystery series promises to snag, bag and tag fans of the show and new readers alike!

Rating: ★★★★☆

Written by Chris Karwowski
Drawn by Steve Young, Pat Lapierre
Word up! KABOOM! proudly brings you all-new adventures of WordGirl —based on the Emmy Award-winning animated children’s show of the same name. Join WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face as they fight for truth, justice and use of the right word! But a titanic team-up spells trouble when WordGirl’s arch-villains The Butcher, Mr. Big, Dr. Two-Brains, Granny May and Chuck the Evil Sandwich-Making Guy join forces…as the fearsome Coalition of Malice!

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Justice League of America #60
Written by JAMES ROBINSON; Art by DANIEL SAMPERE; Cover by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADO; 1:10 Variant cover by DAVID MACK
In the aftermath of “Eclipso Rising,” the team faces an uncertain future. Be here for a tale of love, friendship and heroism when this incarnation of the JLA must decide whether they have anything left to offer the DC Universe. And the mystery of Jesse Quick’s wavering speed powers is solved in a revelation that will shock everyone.

Rating: ★★★★☆

A long time ago, in the dark ages of television, two animated robot series arose.  In this corner, hailing from the planet Cybertron – THE TRANSFORMERS!  And in this corner, hailing from Japan, but co-opted for American purposes – THE GO-BOTS!


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Trade Paperback of the Week
Y: The Last Man Volume 03
Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Artist: Pia Guerra, Jose Marzan Jr.
Y: THE LAST MAN is the gripping saga of Yorick Brown, an unemployed and unmotivated slacker who discovers that he is the only male left in the world after a plague of unknown origin instantly kills every mammal with a Y chromosome. Accompanied by his mischievous monkey and the mysterious Agent 355, York embarks on a transcontinental journey to find his girlfriend and discover why he is the last man on Earth.
Now, the entire critically acclaimed Y: THE LAST MAN saga written by Brian K. Vaughan, one of the writers of LOST, is collected into a series of oversized, hardcover editions. In this third volume, Yorick’s unbalanced sister Hero tracks him to San Francisco, only to find him seemingly succumbing to the male-killing plague after losing his still-unused engagement ring to agents of the Setauket Ring. Plus, Yorick, Agent 355 and Dr. Mann ship out across the Pacific to Japan in pursuit of Yorick’s stolen monkey Ampersand, whose innards may hold the key to mankind’s future

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  1. Jimmy
    August 24, 2011 at 7:25 am — Reply

    Matthew – I didn’t have those graduation goggles for JLA; I can appreciate your thoughts and reasoning for it, but to me it seemed like a frustrated James Robinson trying to squeeze all of his “grand” ideas that he had in store for the Justice League into one issues and whining about the fact that he is no longer on the book. Yes, I agree that I would like to see all of those adventures take place, but
    A) not with that Justice League, and more importantly
    B) not that creative team.
    On paper the whole Eclipso arc could’ve been just as cool as any of those (exception being the cthulhu thing, which was a bad idea no matter how you cut it), but thanks to James Robinson’s writing it fell flat on its face. He may have written Starman, but that doesn’t excuse his awful run on JLA. Will anyone remember this Justice League? Yes, right up there with the Justice League Detroit.

    And for the record, I remember the Tasmanian Devil’s tenure in the JLI :)

    • August 24, 2011 at 8:31 pm — Reply

      Will anyone remember this Justice League? Yes, right up there with the Justice League Detroit.

      Do not badmouth Justice League Detroit. D:<

  2. August 26, 2011 at 12:58 pm — Reply

    not every comicbook has to be made into a tvseries or film. If people want to experience y the last man, they better buy the books, and read them.

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