‘Y: The Last Man’ and ‘Transmetropolitan’ – Plagiarized?
With all the recent talk of creators getting ripped off, here’s another one for the old "Things That Make Me Shake My Fist Angrily" pile.
According to the ever-vigilant mightygodking.com, Y: The Last Man, Transmetropolitan, Fables and various other fan-favorite titles were all based on old Silver Age comics — and the site is chock full o’ proof!
Unsurprisingly, the writer of Yorick, The Last Man On Earth was a woman: Sally Polenti, a trailblazer in the comics field and almost totally unknown today. Her work on Yorick is more soap-opera-ish, perhaps, than Brian K. Vaughan’s – but then again, she also doesn’t have any of those Trivial Pursuit factoids Vaughan seems compelled to insert into any and all narratives he writes. And if you thought Vaughan’s depiction of the longing between 355 and Yorick was hot – well, Polenti’s positively smolders. Plus, mad scientists in just about every issue.
Seriously, though, the Photoshop skills are strong with this one. Color me impressed.