Y: The Last Man #19

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Pia Guerra Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: February 4, 2004 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 3
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Part 2 of the 3-part story "Safeword." Travel inside the mind of the last man on Earth.  What is Yorick Brown's deepest, darkest secret, and what does it have to do with a swarm of New York City houseflies?  One very domineering woman intends to do whatever it takes to find out... and use them against a helpless Yorick.

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Feb 12, 2004

    I'm not sure we really needed an in-depth study of Yorick's attitudes toward sex, and the big revelation was a bit of a disappointment, as rather than act as an eye-opener, I found my gut reaction to the scene was to look back in the scene to see if there was some important bit of insight that I had missed on the first reading. Still, the issue does have a couple other scenes that are more powerful, as Yorick's sexual awaking at the hands of a neighborhood kid is quite unsettling, and the one page shot of what Yorick encountered when he emerged from his apartment the first day stands up as the single most disturbing visual I've seen in the pages of this book. We also get a quick look at Yorick's home life and the impact that his family made on his current state, and I have to say I was a bit surprised by the final page of this issue as it would appear that Yorick has given in after the issue had made a pretty convincing case for why he wouldn't give in to her. Still, one has to expect Read Full Review

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