Sigh. Y the Last Man is almost gone. Writer Brian K. Vaughn talks about where it all started:
“‘Y’ was really wanting to do a book about gender,” Vaughn said by phone while driving in Los Angeles. “It felt like comics had never really talked about gender in a sophisticated way. Whenever they talked gender it was always like … ‘Should Catwoman’s boobs be smaller?’ ‘should she be called the Invisible Woman instead of the Invisible Girl?’ I really wanted to talk about gender and it felt like this was sort of a sci-fi hook that would let me talk about gender.” With that in mind, Vaughn and artist Pia Guerra set out to create “Y.”
The 31-year-old author said that working with “Y” reinforced the premise that roles in society are not bound by gender. He said that history has proven that female leaders can be just as aggressive as their male counterpart.
“It didn’t feel like violence was something that was masculine. … Humans are really complicated and eliminating the men wouldn’t mean the end of things that were associated with men,” he said.