The Eisner-award winning “Y: The Last Man” finishes its 60-issue run today. Writer Brian K. Vaughan, who became a writer for television’s “Lost” in part due to the success of “Y,” says it’s been difficult to say good-bye to his characters.
“It’s been weird because it’s a gradual [form of] saying good-bye,” he tells CNN. “First, you finish the script, but then it still has to be penciled and inked, and there’s so many stages in comics that it’s sort of been like the stages of death.”
“Y: The Last Man” follows escape artist Yorick Brown, the last man left on earth after a plague wipes out all the males of the species. Along with his newfound bodyguard, Agent 355, and medical researcher Alison Mann, Yorick searches for answers, as well as his missing girlfriend.
The series has been one of the strongest sellers in DC’s Vertigo imprint as well as a critical favorite.
The fourth season of “Lost,” for which Vaughan is a writer, premieres Thursday night, but the writer’s strike has shut down production on both “Lost” and the planned “Y: The Last Man” feature.
In the meantime, you can still pick up the finale to one of the most entertaining and thought-provoking comic books of recent years as “Y” draws to a close today.
– Matt Price