From Series: Y: The Last Man
Yorick Brown and his mother Congresswoman Brown find themselves trapped in the White House while it is under attack. The attackers are the Republican wives who have come for the Congressional seats of their dead husbands.
It’s all very confusing and no one seems to have a good reason for anything they are doing.
Congresswoman Brown tricks Yorick into getting locked into a bomb shelter so she can deal with this “crisis” without worrying about his safety. I put crisis in quotes because its more of a high risk, heated discussion.
The republicans are holding a security guard hostage. Everyone is just a little crazy but things seem like they are going to be okay. Then one of the republican women accidentally fires her gun and kills the hostage. This makes the only other security officer at the White House (hey, everywhere is understaffed at this point) fire upon and kill her shooter.
With one person dead on both sides of the argument pretty much everyone is steamed up. No one’s going to bed tonight! It’s time to argue on the White House lawn till dawn!
Yorick also manages to escape in time to make a dramatic appearance. He talks some big game about how important the Constitution is, even in this new world. How did Yorick escape? He escaped by lighting the room on fire after failing to throw up a lock pick. Schmaltzy patriotism, arson, and unable to puke right. Yorick is terrible.
President Valentine meets with Yorick, who at this point is considered the last man on Earth. Yorick wants to meet with Dr. Mann, who may have answers to what caused all the men to die and how to keep the human race going now. Since Yorick seems to find danger no matter where he goes he might as well be useful so the President gives him permission. She also assigns Agent 355 as his escort officially making him the safest human being on the planet. Permission to leave the country and find his girlfriend Beth in Australia is not given though.
Nuts. Aw man. I totally wanted to introduce you all to my totally real, non-made-up girlfriend who lives in Australia. Bummer duuude… Maybe next time when she’s in town. Yeah! Next time.
Meanwhile, the Israeli army has been busy conquering its surrounding countries under Alter Tse’elon’s leadership. The issue ends with Alter getting a phone call about Yorick.
What I Learned From This Comic:
Bomb shelters can be built to withstand a nuclear fallout but will never be able to defend against cheap cigarette lighters.
Writer/Co-Creator: Brian K. Vaughan
Artist/Co-Creator: Pia Guerra
Inker: Jose Marzan, Jr.
Colorist: Pam Rambo
Letterer: Clem Robins
Separations: Digital Chameleon
Editor: Heidi MacDonald
Assistant Editor: Zachary Rau
Cover Artist: J.G. Jones