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Wednesday, January 24

Supermodel garbagewoman

Written by Brian K. Vaughan ; Art by Goran Sudzuka and José Marzan Jr.; Cover by Massimo Carnevale

In Y the last man 53, we return to the very first person to reveal Yorick as a man- the ex-supermodel now garbagewoman who disposes of the male corpses. Y has always been an interesting experiment of gender politics, and the question of what all the strippers, models, happy ending massagers and Coors light commercial twins would do if all the men and their attention was gone is a fascinating one. I love the scenario that women who learned something- scientists, miltary types, farmers would be of the most use to a new society.

Of course, there is still a place for those who sell their bodies. We meet a 'working girl' who dresses up like a man for other women. Waverly, our ex model has been creating a new life picking up remains, and her path crosses with Yorick's mom. Her final speech that "the day of selling our tits and ass are over" and that they have "a shot to be more than everyone used to see us as. We can be more than just bodies." I really enjoyed this issue.

X-23 issue 2
Speaking of kiss-ass women, here's a rarity-- a Marvel title I am really enjoying. I raved about the art last review, but this issue added a young Captain America and Daredevil that added another element. Laura starts a friendship with Megan, and her first day in school is just a riot while she interacts with her teachers. But a big cloud of dread hangs over these fun experiences, and we know our girl can not just have a normal life.

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At 12:38 PM, Blogger Justin said...

A young Captain America and Daredevil?

I am intrigued.

At 3:31 PM, Blogger redlib said...

I guess young-looking (smooth skinned teen-20s type) is a better description!

At 10:05 AM, Blogger Justin said...

Ah, ta for the clarification :^)


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