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Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
With the year almost over, we’re going to spend the next five days on finales of long-running comic books. Spoilers are most certainly ahead!
We begin with the last issue of Y the Last Man…
In Y the Last Man #60, by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, it’s many years after the previous issue, and the world has basically found its footing again. Cloning has allowed the world’s population to continue, but there are still very few clones of men in the world, and one of them, the seventeenth clone of Yorick Brown, is taken to see his “father,” now an aged man who has been committed because he recently tried to kill himself.
After a long interaction between the old Yorick and the “new” one (including flashbacks to explain what happened between the end of #59 and the beginning of #60), the older Yorick uses a few of the clones of his olf pet monkey, Ampersand, to distract his clone.
When the clone looks up – a window is open and Yorick is gone…
A very clever use of both A. the fact that Yorick was an escape artist before all of this started and B. the famous phrase from Hamlet that Yorick was named after – “Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him, Horatio.”
We knew Yorick, and seeing how the world of women is flourishing, we know that it’s time for him to make his grand escape.
Very well done by Vaughan and Guerra – I’d say the last page was “the” moment.
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