Must-read graphic novels are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.

Title: Y: The Last Man
Date: 2002-2008

Vitals: A mysterious plague wipes out every single male on Earth — except for Yorick Brown and his pet monkey Ampersand. As you'd expect, the first thought that enters their minds is... ROAD TRIP!

Famous names: Brian K. Vaughn, Pia Guerra

Crunchy goodness: 5

Spinoffs/Sequels/Copycats: A movie adaptation is in the works, reportedly featuring the Disburbia team of Carl Ellsworth, DJ Caruso, and (sadly) Shia LaBouf.


Elevator pitch: What if women ran the world, and turned out to be just as big assholes as the men?

Deadliest spoiler: Yorick isn't really the only man left. Oh, and the awesome Agent 355 dies after Yorick confesses his love for her.

Strange Horizons Review by Jed Hartman

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