"Unmanned, Chapter 2": Two months after the events from last issue:
- Oh, crap. I... I met this scary bring-out-your-dead chick today. She must have followed me.
- -- Yorick Brown
Appearing in "Unmanned, Chapter 2"
- Waverly (First appearance)
- Daughters of the Amazon (Behind the scenes)
- Diane (First appearance)
- Margaret Valentine (First appearance)
Synopsis for "Unmanned, Chapter 2"
Two months after the events from last issue:
Yorick and Ampersand have been traveling by foot to Washington, D.C. Recognizing that the two of them are the last mammals on Earth to carry a Y chromosome, Yorick decides to disguise his features by wearing a hooded cloak and a gas mask. Along his journey he meets a young woman driving a sanitation truck. She is collecting the bodies of the dead that have been littering the streets and bringing them to a crematorium at RFK. Due to Ampersand's shenanigans, Yorick loses his mask and the woman is startled to see a living man. Rather than feeling compassion however, she places him in handcuffs with the intent of bartering him to a radical feminist organization known as the Daughters of the Amazon.
Meanwhile, Agent 355, having returned to the United States, goes to the home of Secretary of Agriculture Margaret Valentine. It is her duty to inform Ms. Valentine that through the Constitutional rites of succession, she is now the President of the United States.
Yorick in the meantime, uses his own unique skills to escape from the handcuffs and run away from the mercenary trash woman. He finally manages to get to the White House and reunited with his mother. Congresswoman Jennifer Brown is overjoyed to see that Yorick is still alive, but also has to tell him that his father is dead. Yorick had been hoping that whatever mysterious factor that enabled him and Ampersand to survive might have saved his father as well.
Without warning, the windows of Jennifer's open explode inward and glass and debris fly everywhere. Jennifer and Yorick as the sounds of gunfire can be heard from outside.
- This book was first published on August 21, 2002.
- This issue is collected in the Y: The Last Man - Unmanned trade paperback.
- Diane is a Secret Service agent that works closely with Jennifer Brown.
- Allison Mann makes a cameo appearance in a newspaper photograph. Allison made her first actual appearance in issue #1.
- First reference to the Daughters of the Amazon. The Daughters make their first actual appearance in issue #4.
- The sanitation driver who appears in this issue is named Waverly. Her name is revealed in issue #53. Yorick refers to her as a "bring-out-your-dead chick" in this story. This is likely an allusion to a character played by Eric Idle in the 1975 comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Idle's character, credited only as "Dead Collector", wandered through the plague-ridden streets of medieval England shouting "Bring out your dead!"
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- Y: The Last Man article at Answers.com
- Y: The Last Man review at Strange Horizons