Y: The Last Man #13

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Pia Guerra Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: July 16, 2003 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 4
8.7Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

"One Small Step," Part 3 of 5.  As a Soyuz escape vehicle leaves the International Space Station, chaos erupts below.   Five women risk their lives to make sure that Yorick Brown, the only man on Earth, is not the last.  And the terrifying, true motivation of Yorick's foreign pursuers is finally revealed.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Cody Dolan Jul 23, 2003

    This is the best Vertigo book on the market today period, end of discussion. Say what you will about 100 Bullets (*cough* overrated *cough*), but I dont think that series comes close to the level of excellence put out every month by Vaughan and Guerra. If youre looking for a departure from men and women in tights thatll have you anxiously awaiting the next issue, look no further than Y. If were lucky, this team will stay together long enough to finish the story of Yorick Brown, much like Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon did on Vertigos previous standard-bearer, Preacher. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 30, 2003

    I have to say I'm growing a little impatient to get these astronauts on the ground, as this arc has an almost cooling its heels feel to it, and it not until the final third of this issue that story really gets itself into gear. Still Brian K. Vaughan is a very talented writer, and even when he's killing time, the material manages to hold my attention, as there some highly amusing exchanges, and if nothing else this arc continues to expand this book's cast with some delightfully engaging characters, with this issue acting as an introduction to the twins who run the facility where the astronauts will be held in isolation, and I rather enjoy the eager, almost child like devotion to their jobs. However, the biggest surprise for me in this issue was how utterly crushed I was when momentarily it looked like Natalya has been gunned down, as even though she's only really been a member of the cast for the past couple issues, I find she's quickly emerging into one of my favorites with her broken Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Kozlowski Jul 21, 2003

    Y The Last Man keeps loping along. Brian Vaughn is running a slow and steady race. If there's a finish line ahead he seems content and inclined to weave his way there in the most serpentine fashion possible. The reader in me wants to see a big turn of events; some finality after which the survivors can embark in an entirely new direction. Good dramas, such as in ABC TV's Alias, treat each new season like a brand new series, that is admirable and I think that it is a model the comics industry and YLM specifically should aspire to. I don't know when the YLM season ends, but I need something big to happen soon if I'm going to keep coming back long term. Read Full Review

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