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2021-08-06 10:46:34 AM  
Saw a teaser a while back and wondered how they would fark it up. It's been stuck in development hell forever, but from the trailer the casting looks spot on for once. Too bad it's on farking Hulu. I have enough streaming platforms.
 
2021-08-06 11:13:11 AM  
The Y The Last Man trailer is here, teasing the long-gestating adaptation of the acclaimed Vertigo comic about a strange post-apocalypse.

What would be a "non-strange" post-apocalypse?
 
2021-08-06 11:15:28 AM  
Couldn't throw a rock without hitting the set. That and The Boys.

/Toronto
 
2021-08-06 11:28:05 AM  
Are all the cars crashed because there aren't any men around to drive them anymore?
 
2021-08-06 11:28:45 AM  

Subtonic: Saw a teaser a while back and wondered how they would fark it up. It's been stuck in development hell forever, but from the trailer the casting looks spot on for once. Too bad it's on farking Hulu. I have enough streaming platforms.


I may temporarily pick up Hulu to watch this. I enjoyed the comic series, be interesting to see how close they can come to it and what differences may occur. And like The Boys maybe some of the changes will be an improvement.
 
2021-08-06 11:32:04 AM  

Boojum2k: Subtonic: Saw a teaser a while back and wondered how they would fark it up. It's been stuck in development hell forever, but from the trailer the casting looks spot on for once. Too bad it's on farking Hulu. I have enough streaming platforms.

I may temporarily pick up Hulu to watch this. I enjoyed the comic series, be interesting to see how close they can come to it and what differences may occur. And like The Boys maybe some of the changes will be an improvement.


I might be tempted as well. But looking at it, they seem to be going for 'accuracy' rather than a 're-imagining'. Just glad that they didn't cast Shia Ladouche as originally intended. God, that would have just killed it.
 
2021-08-06 11:41:50 AM  

Subtonic: Boojum2k: Subtonic: Saw a teaser a while back and wondered how they would fark it up. It's been stuck in development hell forever, but from the trailer the casting looks spot on for once. Too bad it's on farking Hulu. I have enough streaming platforms.

I may temporarily pick up Hulu to watch this. I enjoyed the comic series, be interesting to see how close they can come to it and what differences may occur. And like The Boys maybe some of the changes will be an improvement.

I might be tempted as well. But looking at it, they seem to be going for 'accuracy' rather than a 're-imagining'. Just glad that they didn't cast Shia Ladouche as originally intended. God, that would have just killed it.


I don't know about that... Shia LeBouf being the last man left alive on Earth sounds pretty apocalyptic to me.
 
2021-08-06 11:54:21 AM  

Cafe Threads: The Y The Last Man trailer is here, teasing the long-gestating adaptation of the acclaimed Vertigo comic about a strange post-apocalypse.

What would be a "non-strange" post-apocalypse?


Everyone dying from a virus because a segment of society didn't believe in it or asked a nonexistant sky wizard to save them.  That actually seems like it'd be pretty normal.
 
2021-08-06 12:02:27 PM  
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2021-08-06 12:05:14 PM  

Subtonic: But looking at it, they seem to be going for 'accuracy' rather than a 're-imagining'.


There doesn't seem enough to go on to tell one way or another. The trailer sets up the premise and characters, and that's about it. There are loads and loads of plot points that could go in a dozen different directions.

For instance, what are the chances that one of the primary antagonists ends up being an Israeli task force?

Or the sex slavery side plot? Etc.

I'd also say that casting Yorick as an extremely handsome dude is a sharp break from the "aww shucks," slightly goofy, wisecracking prankster we get in the comic. I sure hope his personality hasn't been changed into something more Serious™ , because Yorick flubbing his way through the situation is a big part of the comic's appeal.

All that said, I'm cautiously hyped for it. Y: The Last Man is in my top handful of comic series/stories of all time, right up there with Sandman, Bone, Watchmen, and Cerebus. It's one of the few I've sprung for the gorgeous hardcover editions.
 
2021-08-06 12:07:00 PM  
For me, the more and more really specific and contrived feeling a plot hinge is, the less and less interested i am these days.

I think i find it more interesting to start out with a less highly contrive setup, and not really get to a carefully curated extreme situaiotn for then the stuff we wanna talk about/imagine drama comes from to go on.

I get more in for taking what feels mundanely plausible middle bell stuff, and working out that even seemingly typical mundane things can lead to dramatic and interesting situations.

When the very premises setup itself is so over the top huge insanity WOW crazy, exactly how were you gonna manage to fill the rest of the 90 min. here without falling a little short of the initial come on?
Kinda of thing in films these days that the effort to set the wow hook at the very opening, winds up overshadowing the rest of the film once we get down to just chasing a small cast family's inner personal dramas that unfold from the big wow thing opener.

in essence to start out with the no limits wow setup,that is then just the back ground hanging over everything that is why a scene is dramatic. That's not nearly as much creative effort as getting form the mundane middle bell typical setup, to the dramatic why it matters moments.
 
2021-08-06 12:10:50 PM  
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2021-08-06 12:28:18 PM  

shoegaze99: Subtonic: But looking at it, they seem to be going for 'accuracy' rather than a 're-imagining'.

There doesn't seem enough to go on to tell one way or another. The trailer sets up the premise and characters, and that's about it. There are loads and loads of plot points that could go in a dozen different directions.

For instance, what are the chances that one of the primary antagonists ends up being an Israeli task force?

Or the sex slavery side plot? Etc.

I'd also say that casting Yorick as an extremely handsome dude is a sharp break from the "aww shucks," slightly goofy, wisecracking prankster we get in the comic. I sure hope his personality hasn't been changed into something more Serious™ , because Yorick flubbing his way through the situation is a big part of the comic's appeal.

All that said, I'm cautiously hyped for it. Y: The Last Man is in my top handful of comic series/stories of all time, right up there with Sandman, Bone, Watchmen, and Cerebus. It's one of the few I've sprung for the gorgeous hardcover editions.


I'm curious because at the time it was written, Israel was one of the few countries that had female infantrymen and only Australia had women on submarines, meaning they ruled the ground and seas respectively.

The U.S. military opened both roles to women since.
 
2021-08-06 12:35:08 PM  

You Are All Sheep: Cafe Threads: The Y The Last Man trailer is here, teasing the long-gestating adaptation of the acclaimed Vertigo comic about a strange post-apocalypse.

What would be a "non-strange" post-apocalypse?

Everyone dying from a virus because a segment of society didn't believe in it or asked a nonexistant sky wizard to save them.  That actually seems like it'd be pretty normal.


Or ignoring decades of warnings from scientists about how pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere would eventually result in a mass extinction event.
 
2021-08-06 12:43:32 PM  

Cafe Threads: The Y The Last Man trailer is here, teasing the long-gestating adaptation of the acclaimed Vertigo comic about a strange post-apocalypse.

What would be a "non-strange" post-apocalypse?


What we are currently experiencing but haven't realized yet.
 
2021-08-06 12:44:26 PM  
No monkeys?
 
2021-08-06 12:49:17 PM  

PvtStash: For me, the more and more really specific and contrived feeling a plot hinge is, the less and less interested i am these days.

I think i find it more interesting to start out with a less highly contrive setup, and not really get to a carefully curated extreme situaiotn for then the stuff we wanna talk about/imagine drama comes from to go on.

I get more in for taking what feels mundanely plausible middle bell stuff, and working out that even seemingly typical mundane things can lead to dramatic and interesting situations.

When the very premises setup itself is so over the top huge insanity WOW crazy, exactly how were you gonna manage to fill the rest of the 90 min. here without falling a little short of the initial come on?
Kinda of thing in films these days that the effort to set the wow hook at the very opening, winds up overshadowing the rest of the film once we get down to just chasing a small cast family's inner personal dramas that unfold from the big wow thing opener.

in essence to start out with the no limits wow setup,that is then just the back ground hanging over everything that is why a scene is dramatic. That's not nearly as much creative effort as getting form the mundane middle bell typical setup, to the dramatic why it matters moments.


I bet you're a big hit at parties.
 
2021-08-06 12:50:49 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: No monkeys?


There was 'a' monkey in the trailer, but not sure about the plural 'monkeys'.

Didn't they pimp out ampersand in the comic as a monkey man-whore?
 
2021-08-06 1:11:45 PM  

Cafe Threads: The Y The Last Man trailer is here, teasing the long-gestating adaptation of the acclaimed Vertigo comic about a strange post-apocalypse.

What would be a "non-strange" post-apocalypse?


Same as before, but no Uber or Lyft.  Buses run on snow routes.
 
2021-08-06 1:41:21 PM  

Cafe Threads: The Y The Last Man trailer is here, teasing the long-gestating adaptation of the acclaimed Vertigo comic about a strange post-apocalypse.

What would be a "non-strange" post-apocalypse?


Everybody is actually dead and there is no story whatsoever to tell.
 
2021-08-06 1:53:24 PM  
I haven't read the comic in forever but remember really liking it.

That said, the era the comic came from had much different societal views on homosexuality, race, gender, etc. than we hold now.
 
2021-08-06 1:55:27 PM  

Underwater Bystander: I haven't read the comic in forever but remember really liking it.

That said, the era the comic came from had much different societal views on homosexuality, race, gender, etc. than we hold now.


I guess what I'm saying is, I wonder if the show will address how trans people fit into the "gendercide" or still treat lesbianism as a major taboo / plot point.
 
2021-08-06 1:58:56 PM  
I've been looking forward to this for a long time now. I've loved most of Brian K Vaughan's books. I've lent Y to so many people in the last fifteen(!) years. My sister named her cat Ampersand.
If this does well Saga can't be far off. Although the budget might require HBO or Amazon money.
Also, they should just redo Runaways in the MCU proper.
 
2021-08-06 2:14:15 PM  

smurfco: Are all the cars crashed because there aren't any men around to drive them anymore?


And,

the houses are blowing up because women are messing with the thermostat
the planes are dropping from the sky because no man is in the control tower to talk them down
people are hungry because them men aren't there to fire up the grill

this seems like a one trick pony "oh look, women are just as violent as men, and they like it."
 
2021-08-06 2:29:32 PM  
What? Are you kidding me?

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2021-08-06 2:31:28 PM  

Underwater Bystander: Underwater Bystander: I haven't read the comic in forever but remember really liking it.

That said, the era the comic came from had much different societal views on homosexuality, race, gender, etc. than we hold now.

I guess what I'm saying is, I wonder if the show will address how trans people fit into the "gendercide" or still treat lesbianism as a major taboo / plot point.


However they treat it, there will be a shiat-storm on twitter regardless. Also, water is wet.
 
2021-08-06 2:52:49 PM  

Underwater Bystander: Underwater Bystander: I haven't read the comic in forever but remember really liking it.

That said, the era the comic came from had much different societal views on homosexuality, race, gender, etc. than we hold now.

I guess what I'm saying is, I wonder if the show will address how trans people fit into the "gendercide" or still treat lesbianism as a major taboo / plot point.


Everybody except Yorick that has a Y chromosome dies. It's sex specific, not gender specific (which would absolutely require an intelligent agency to perform).
 
2021-08-06 3:02:58 PM  
Well as long as bullshiat is happening I'd like to request Fables by the team that made Game of Thrones
 
2021-08-06 3:28:02 PM  

Fano: Well as long as bullshiat is happening I'd like to request Fables by the team that made Game of Thrones


Ooh. Good choice.
 
2021-08-06 3:43:51 PM  

fngoofy: smurfco: Are all the cars crashed because there aren't any men around to drive them anymore?

And,

the houses are blowing up because women are messing with the thermostat
the planes are dropping from the sky because no man is in the control tower to talk them down
people are hungry because them men aren't there to fire up the grill

this seems like a one trick pony "oh look, women are just as violent as men, and they like it."


Yeah, no.

It's a story about how society deals with the absence of hope. And how people can adapt.

Plus a monkey.
 
2021-08-06 3:58:52 PM  

Underwater Bystander: Underwater Bystander: I haven't read the comic in forever but remember really liking it.

That said, the era the comic came from had much different societal views on homosexuality, race, gender, etc. than we hold now.

I guess what I'm saying is, I wonder if the show will address how trans people fit into the "gendercide" or still treat lesbianism as a major taboo / plot point.


The disease killed based on genetics, from what I recall.
 
2021-08-06 4:16:43 PM  
If the earth lost 50% of its population in a short period of time there would be so many consequences; it's hard not to imagine society collapsing and having to rebuild.
Interesting what if.
 
2021-08-06 5:00:01 PM  

Underwater Bystander: I guess what I'm saying is, I wonder if the show will address how trans people fit into the "gendercide"


The television series is adding a transgender character to the story, so yes, they will address it, and as someone else pointed out, in the comic, anything with a Y chromosome is affected.
 
2021-08-06 5:46:18 PM  

Subtonic: Saw a teaser a while back and wondered how they would fark it up. It's been stuck in development hell forever, but from the trailer the casting looks spot on for once. Too bad it's on farking Hulu. I have enough streaming platforms.


Hulu has better originals (compared to the "max" Originals) and costs half as much as HBO "max." Sounds like a good deal to me.
 
2021-08-06 5:48:57 PM  

Subtonic: Underwater Bystander: Underwater Bystander: I haven't read the comic in forever but remember really liking it.

That said, the era the comic came from had much different societal views on homosexuality, race, gender, etc. than we hold now.

I guess what I'm saying is, I wonder if the show will address how trans people fit into the "gendercide" or still treat lesbianism as a major taboo / plot point.

However they treat it, there will be a shiat-storm on twitter regardless. Also, water is wet.


It's already started on Facebook. A group I belong to has a trans woman in it and she's crying and tearing up the place. I don't know what makes a person trans, genetically speaking and I support everyone's right to live as they see fit, but hey, I think a male-killing virus will probably wipe out the bepenised women out there. Boo hoo.
 
2021-08-06 5:52:59 PM  
Well, as long as they kept the monkey....
 
2021-08-06 5:55:04 PM  

Plaster Lion: Subtonic: Underwater Bystander: Underwater Bystander: I haven't read the comic in forever but remember really liking it.

That said, the era the comic came from had much different societal views on homosexuality, race, gender, etc. than we hold now.

I guess what I'm saying is, I wonder if the show will address how trans people fit into the "gendercide" or still treat lesbianism as a major taboo / plot point.

However they treat it, there will be a shiat-storm on twitter regardless. Also, water is wet.

It's already started on Facebook. A group I belong to has a trans woman in it and she's crying and tearing up the place. I don't know what makes a person trans, genetically speaking and I support everyone's right to live as they see fit, but hey, I think a male-killing virus will probably wipe out the bepenised women out there. Boo hoo.


So it begins. For a comic that was already pretty goddamn 'woke' even back in the day, it dosen't deserve this treatment.

Unless it turns out to suck. Then shiat post away.
 
2021-08-06 6:01:15 PM  

Underwater Bystander: Underwater Bystander: I haven't read the comic in forever but remember really liking it.

That said, the era the comic came from had much different societal views on homosexuality, race, gender, etc. than we hold now.

I guess what I'm saying is, I wonder if the show will address how trans people fit into the "gendercide" or still treat lesbianism as a major taboo / plot point.


It's been years, but I think I recall a line about FTM transmen pulling serious overtime working as male escorts.
 
2021-08-06 6:12:59 PM  

Underwater Bystander: Underwater Bystander: I haven't read the comic in forever but remember really liking it.

That said, the era the comic came from had much different societal views on homosexuality, race, gender, etc. than we hold now.

I guess what I'm saying is, I wonder if the show will address how trans people fit into the "gendercide" or still treat lesbianism as a major taboo / plot point.


It's been a long time since I read the comic, as well, but I don't recall it being especially subtle about lesbianism. I think it was fairly matter of fact, driven at least partially by a theme of what would be done if men weren't even an option.

Clearly trans people are entirely still possible in this world, but... only one variety.  I anticipate some Internet freakouts around the fact that plotwise, they can't exactly get around that.

If I were writing this, I think I'd add on the idea of genetic women identifying as men as becoming far more common when the original model dissappears.  So it wouldn't just be one character.  But it's potentially an inciting topic, because this premise (and the original comic) deeply involves a world full of women doing everything men did.  Less of a shocking concept now, but even when this was written a bit provoking.  But it's provoking now in a totally different way, because they have to navigate what's societal necessity vs desire, what's just being a person doing certain things, and where, if at all, there's an intersection with actually identifying as male.  It's a potential landmine to write. As are how you treat homosexuality, bisexuality, sex with women out of lack of choice, and the spectrum of other possibilities.

Also, there's the inevitable plot points about the clichés about how if women ran the world things would be different. The comic didn't explore that in any satisfactory way as I recall.  You can't buy into the cliche, but you also can't ignore it.  I hardly read every issue, nor do I recall it that way, but my vague recollection is that the comic didn't delve far into the psychology of things.  You'd be forced to confront that cliche eventually, even if just to wreck it.
 
2021-08-06 7:07:01 PM  

Kris_Romm: Underwater Bystander: Underwater Bystander: I haven't read the comic in forever but remember really liking it.

That said, the era the comic came from had much different societal views on homosexuality, race, gender, etc. than we hold now.

I guess what I'm saying is, I wonder if the show will address how trans people fit into the "gendercide" or still treat lesbianism as a major taboo / plot point.

It's been a long time since I read the comic, as well, but I don't recall it being especially subtle about lesbianism. I think it was fairly matter of fact, driven at least partially by a theme of what would be done if men weren't even an option.

Clearly trans people are entirely still possible in this world, but... only one variety.  I anticipate some Internet freakouts around the fact that plotwise, they can't exactly get around that.

If I were writing this, I think I'd add on the idea of genetic women identifying as men as becoming far more common when the original model dissappears.  So it wouldn't just be one character.  But it's potentially an inciting topic, because this premise (and the original comic) deeply involves a world full of women doing everything men did.  Less of a shocking concept now, but even when this was written a bit provoking.  But it's provoking now in a totally different way, because they have to navigate what's societal necessity vs desire, what's just being a person doing certain things, and where, if at all, there's an intersection with actually identifying as male.  It's a potential landmine to write. As are how you treat homosexuality, bisexuality, sex with women out of lack of choice, and the spectrum of other possibilities.

Also, there's the inevitable plot points about the clichés about how if women ran the world things would be different. The comic didn't explore that in any satisfactory way as I recall.  You can't buy into the cliche, but you also can't ignore it.  I hardly read every issue, nor do I recall it that way, but my vague recollection is that the comic didn't delve far into the psychology of things.  You'd be forced to confront that cliche eventually, even if just to wreck it.


For someone that didn't read the whole thing, you sure do have some opinions. The 'women would do things different' trope was thoroughly torn apart. They turn out to be just as good and evil as men.
 
2021-08-06 7:40:20 PM  

Subtonic: Kris_Romm: Underwater Bystander: Underwater Bystander: I haven't read the comic in forever but remember really liking it.

That said, the era the comic came from had much different societal views on homosexuality, race, gender, etc. than we hold now.

I guess what I'm saying is, I wonder if the show will address how trans people fit into the "gendercide" or still treat lesbianism as a major taboo / plot point.

It's been a long time since I read the comic, as well, but I don't recall it being especially subtle about lesbianism. I think it was fairly matter of fact, driven at least partially by a theme of what would be done if men weren't even an option.

Clearly trans people are entirely still possible in this world, but... only one variety.  I anticipate some Internet freakouts around the fact that plotwise, they can't exactly get around that.

If I were writing this, I think I'd add on the idea of genetic women identifying as men as becoming far more common when the original model dissappears.  So it wouldn't just be one character.  But it's potentially an inciting topic, because this premise (and the original comic) deeply involves a world full of women doing everything men did.  Less of a shocking concept now, but even when this was written a bit provoking.  But it's provoking now in a totally different way, because they have to navigate what's societal necessity vs desire, what's just being a person doing certain things, and where, if at all, there's an intersection with actually identifying as male.  It's a potential landmine to write. As are how you treat homosexuality, bisexuality, sex with women out of lack of choice, and the spectrum of other possibilities.

Also, there's the inevitable plot points about the clichés about how if women ran the world things would be different. The comic didn't explore that in any satisfactory way as I recall.  You can't buy into the cliche, but you also can't ignore it.  I hardly read every issue, nor do I recall it that way, but my vague recollection is that the comic didn't delve far into the psychology of things.  You'd be forced to confront that cliche eventually, even if just to wreck it.

For someone that didn't read the whole thing, you sure do have some opinions. The 'women would do things different' trope was thoroughly torn apart. They turn out to be just as good and evil as men.


Sort of. It's been awhile, but if I remember correctly, SPOILER ALERT, the final issue(s) show that once things have sort of evened out and society is back on its feet, women leaders do create a more peaceful, inclusive world. It's not a utopia. But it's not the same as a world ruled by men.

/ I could be massively misremembering that.
// The comic does deconstruct the simpler version of that and shows women are capable of violence, but that's fairly obvious. Nobody would claim otherwise.
 
2021-08-06 7:47:01 PM  

phlegmjay: Subtonic: Kris_Romm: Underwater Bystander: Underwater Bystander: I haven't read the comic in forever but remember really liking it.

That said, the era the comic came from had much different societal views on homosexuality, race, gender, etc. than we hold now.

I guess what I'm saying is, I wonder if the show will address how trans people fit into the "gendercide" or still treat lesbianism as a major taboo / plot point.

It's been a long time since I read the comic, as well, but I don't recall it being especially subtle about lesbianism. I think it was fairly matter of fact, driven at least partially by a theme of what would be done if men weren't even an option.

Clearly trans people are entirely still possible in this world, but... only one variety.  I anticipate some Internet freakouts around the fact that plotwise, they can't exactly get around that.

If I were writing this, I think I'd add on the idea of genetic women identifying as men as becoming far more common when the original model dissappears.  So it wouldn't just be one character.  But it's potentially an inciting topic, because this premise (and the original comic) deeply involves a world full of women doing everything men did.  Less of a shocking concept now, but even when this was written a bit provoking.  But it's provoking now in a totally different way, because they have to navigate what's societal necessity vs desire, what's just being a person doing certain things, and where, if at all, there's an intersection with actually identifying as male.  It's a potential landmine to write. As are how you treat homosexuality, bisexuality, sex with women out of lack of choice, and the spectrum of other possibilities.

Also, there's the inevitable plot points about the clichés about how if women ran the world things would be different. The comic didn't explore that in any satisfactory way as I recall.  You can't buy into the cliche, but you also can't ignore it.  I hardly read every issue, nor do I recall it that way, but my vague recollection is that the comic didn't delve far into the psychology of things.  You'd be forced to confront that cliche eventually, even if just to wreck it.

For someone that didn't read the whole thing, you sure do have some opinions. The 'women would do things different' trope was thoroughly torn apart. They turn out to be just as good and evil as men.

Sort of. It's been awhile, but if I remember correctly, SPOILER ALERT, the final issue(s) show that once things have sort of evened out and society is back on its feet, women leaders do create a more peaceful, inclusive world. It's not a utopia. But it's not the same as a world ruled by men.

/ I could be massively misremembering that.
// The comic does deconstruct the simpler version of that and shows women are capable of violence, but that's fairly obvious. Nobody would claim otherwise.


True about the ending, but it has to be taken with a grain of salt as it was... you know, the apocalypse. So, you'd figure rationality would be in store. But then just look at covid. But then you got dipshiat women in the GOP messing it up too. But then ...fark it, I need a drink. If that stuff were to happen I'm pretty sure we're doomed no matter who's in charge.
 
2021-08-06 7:48:37 PM  

DesertCoyote: Subtonic: Saw a teaser a while back and wondered how they would fark it up. It's been stuck in development hell forever, but from the trailer the casting looks spot on for once. Too bad it's on farking Hulu. I have enough streaming platforms.

Hulu has better originals (compared to the "max" Originals) and costs half as much as HBO "max." Sounds like a good deal to me.


Also if you have T-Mobile/Sprint you may qualify for free Hulu (not ad-free) through them.
 
2021-08-06 8:42:39 PM  

smurfco: Are all the cars crashed because there aren't any men around to drive them anymore?


The comic actually doesn't stoop to that level very often, interestingly.

I picked it up expecting a lot more of the "Mars needs women" level of playing things for laughs and titillation, but what I got was mostly a surprisingly focused examination of a premise that resembled a real-life apocalypse more than the stupid movie versions we always get.  Which is to say, it's not that literally everyone died, just a large enough chunk of the population fast enough that basically nothing was capable of continuing to function because of how all the people in global (and local, to an extent) society are moving parts in a huge machine and highly interdependent even if they don't know it.  The human species persists, even some communities persist, and they'll rebuild in time, but what they rebuild will likely have no real continuity with the old world.

It's more like "what if Left Behind was written by someone with an IQ above room temperature" than the sex comedy/extended stand-up act the premise implies.  Y's status as last genetic male human is a mechanism to inflict some extra troubles on him and force him to keep moving so that he actually shows us a bunch of different parts of the world, but the setting is kinda the real star of the comic as I recall.

// The guy noting that the eventual end of the comic resulted in a more peaceful world isn't wrong, per se, but that's a more general bittersweet hope-spot ending traditional in apocalypse stories, where the writer speculates that maybe we've finally learned our farking lesson after all that.  There are also a non-trivial number of hints that this probably isn't the case and they're already building up to another big disaster, as humans are wont to do.
 
2021-08-06 8:55:33 PM  
I can't wait - I'm staring at a shelf full of trades, and hoping that today's sociopolitical clime doesn't tank this series (or force the writers to shy away from some of the plotlines, like the Israelis or the Amazons...)

Jim_Callahan: smurfco: Are all the cars crashed because there aren't any men around to drive them anymore?

The comic actually doesn't stoop to that level very often, interestingly.

I picked it up expecting a lot more of the "Mars needs women" level of playing things for laughs and titillation, but what I got was mostly a surprisingly focused examination of a premise that resembled a real-life apocalypse more than the stupid movie versions we always get.  Which is to say, it's not that literally everyone died, just a large enough chunk of the population fast enough that basically nothing was capable of continuing to function because of how all the people in global (and local, to an extent) society are moving parts in a huge machine and highly interdependent even if they don't know it.  The human species persists, even some communities persist, and they'll rebuild in time, but what they rebuild will likely have no real continuity with the old world.

It's more like "what if Left Behind was written by someone with an IQ above room temperature" than the sex comedy/extended stand-up act the premise implies.  Y's status as last genetic male human is a mechanism to inflict some extra troubles on him and force him to keep moving so that he actually shows us a bunch of different parts of the world, but the setting is kinda the real star of the comic as I recall.

// The guy noting that the eventual end of the comic resulted in a more peaceful world isn't wrong, per se, but that's a more general bittersweet hope-spot ending traditional in apocalypse stories, where the writer speculates that maybe we've finally learned our farking lesson after all that.  There are also a non-trivial number of hints that this probably isn't the case and they're already building up to another big disaster, as humans are wont to do.


...this, basically. I sincerely hope FX doesn't try to dumb down the series or "make it accessible to a wider audience" or somesuch.
 
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