A rather lovely bit of cover art by J G Jones adorned issue 15 of the Vertigo Comic series. Y: The Last Man. Working in a comic book store back then, I managed to read a lot of these but changed jobs before finding out how the series wrapped up. I actually can't remember too much about the series apart from it being the tale of a man and his monkey walking through America to get to his girlfriend after some event has seemingly killed off every other man on the planet.
Its available in graphic novel form for those that fancy a read. I can remember how this astronaut fits into the story but not his fate - although the art work would suggests an ominous ending! I may well revisit the series myself at some point. Did anybody make it to the end of the series? Is it worth the investment? Feel free to give it a thumbs up or down in the comments below.