Y: The Last Man #20

Writer: Brian K. Vaughan Artist: Pia Guerra Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: March 3, 2004 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 4
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Concluding the 3-part story "Safeword."  What really happened to Yorick Brown in the first days after the Plague killed every other male on earth?  Find out, as this psychosexual journey through the memories of the last man comes to a haunting end.

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    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Mar 8, 2004

    Art? Beautiful. Story? Headtripping. One could argue that this series reads best as trade books, but who can wait that long? Y is the only comic on the stands that leaves me anxious for the next issue. I need it RIGHT NOW! Read Full Review

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Mar 12, 2004

    This issue marks the first time I've been truly disappointed by a creative choice that Brian K. Vaughan made on this title, and while it's not enough to make me back away from my belief that this is far and away one of the best titles on the stands, it did leave me a bit concerned. I mean this issue reveals that the torture that Yorick has been suffering though in this current arc was an extreme form of therapy, and while the idea that Yorick has given serious though to killing himself, and his reckless behavior in previous arcs has been an extension of his death wish is an interesting one, I found the means that Brian K. Vaughan used to take us to this point didn't feel right. I mean he's asking readers to believe that Yorick wouldn't be angry at the treatment he's just undergone, as his eye opening vision actually has him apologizing to Agent 711, only moments after he discovers it was all a test. In the end it felt like Brian K. Vaughan was trying to cheat us out of the real ending, Read Full Review

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