A weekly struggle between my husband and I is the single-issue vs. trade comic book argument. He likes to read our favorite comic book titles as single issues, whereas I like to wait for the trade paperback editions. I do understand his anticipation to grab the latest installment, but I find it frustrating to have to wait after getting through one issue, therefore, I like to have a few collected issues so I can read it all at once.
As you can imagine, we have to compromise on each title. For example, he won the single-issue argument for B.P.R.D.; I won the trade argument for Y: The Last Man. And it was working out well for me … until today, which sees the release of the 60th and final issue of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra‘s series, Y: The Last Man.
And now not only will I have to wait until June 3 (!!!) when the final trade Volume 10 is released to find out how the series ends, but I’m going to miss out on all the hoopla going on right now — AND, the husband will probably never let me hear the end of it (and I can’t blame him, can I?).
The arrival of this final issue — which concludes the tale of Yorick Brown, the sole human male survivor of a plague, and his pet monkey Ampersand — has garnered plenty of attention, with a feature in USA Today and a $100 per person Y: The Last Party charity event next week in Los Angeles with keynote speaker Joss Whedon.
New Line has plans to adapt the best-selling Vertigo series for the big screen with Disturbia director D.J. Caruso at the helm, Carl Ellsworth penning the script, and David Goyer producing. Caruso said that the movie will cover the first 14 issues of the comic book series, which would leave room for a film trilogy.
When asked in an interview with USA Today if Shia LaBeouf will be cast as Yorick, Caruso said:
He might. I mean, we’re talking about it. To me, when I read it — this is right after Disturbia but before I knew we were going to work together again — I immediately thought of him. Immediately.
Caruso, who is currently shooting Eagle Eye with Shia LaBeouf, said he’d like the first Y movie to be his next order of business, with hopes to begin prepping for the film in the summer with shooting to start in the fall. All of these plans are contingent upon a settlement of the writer’s strike.