Last Man Standing is a graphic novel series by Daniel Lu'Visi. The series, set 600 years in the future of an Alternate Universe, concerns a covert operations Super-Soldier named Gabriel, who was formerly employed by a paramilitary organization named Armtech.
Gabriel was originally the only Paladin of WWXIII (which involved a conflict with Mars) to survive, and thus became the Last Man Standing. He returned home to Amerika, loved and adored by the people and Armtech. He made the country into a virtual Utopia as he basically kicked all the criminal ass he could find.
Admired and celebrated by most, Gabe’s world takes a sudden turn when he finds himself framed by the terrorist group Pandemonium, for a series of atrocious crimes he had no part in. For these alleged crimes, Gabriel is sent to the treacherous Level-9 Prison Facility and incarcerated with the very scum he helped put away.
After nine years of torture and agony, the once famed hero kills his captors and escapes the 9 levels of hell he has been condemned to. From here on forward, Gabriel embarks on a journey into the heart of darkness; the New Amerika, a world filled with colorful and deadly characters that will either help or try to eliminate him – neither of which attitude is always transparent. As the once invincible hero digs deep to unravel the true reason behind his framing, he also discovers a problem he never had to face before: He’s dying; and quickly.
Last Man Standing provides examples of:
- Celestial Body: Hex, as shown here, is the entire universe in one entity.
- Cyborg: A few of them are running around. The most notable one would be Judge, a zombie Psycho Electro Glass Cannon who used to be a Russian Soldier before his death while working for Armtech. He got better, and now he's looking to lay down a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against the people who left him to die.
- Fantastic Drug: TMU, a drug made from Paladin DNA (IE: The stuff Gabriel is made of), which alongside giving similar power to the user, also makes them supermodel levels of hot.
- Guns Akimbo: If a character has Dual Wielder on their Perk Card, then they can do this.
- The Last Title: The title.
- Manchild: Heavily implied to be the case with Gabriel. His Killbook (RE: the book you are reading) is framed like a child's scrapbook (in fact, a shopping list at the beginning has a scrapbook meant for children at the end of the list), he has a habit of geeking out over things (to be fair, you would too if you saw a gun that could double as a blunt instrument), and all of the character dossiers have Action Figure File Cards as part of their file.
- Nigh-Invulnerable: One of Gabriel's powers as a Paladin.Gabriel: Before you start getting excited, I can't fly. I don't have x-ray vision or claws and I wasn't bitten by any insects. I can't regenerate and as much as I'd love to be, I'm not a multi-billionaire with a fascination for winged mammals. What I can do is kick ass and take a whole lot of ass kicking.
- One-Man Army: His character bio uses these exact words to describe Gabriel.
- Parental Abandonment: Eris' dad was Driven to Suicide when he lost all his money, and her mother was killed by an Armtech officer that she dated to get over her husband's death.
- Phlebotinum Rebel: You may notice that this happens a lot to Armtech.
- Physical God: Hex. Yes, that's the entire universe in him.
- Robot Dog: RO-bot K-9, or RO for short. He differs in that he's a bipedal, Cyborg dog built for WWXIII who went rogue. He then hooked up with a cat (apparently the creator's) that can act named GIZMO.
- Smoking Is Cool: Gabe is almost never seen without a cig in his mouth. Hell, to make it more cool he even smokes them through his helmet.
- Soul Brotha: Abel. So much so that he operates on a level of badassness that not even Gabriel can comprehend. Kane, his pet monkey that also sports an Afro, helps seal the deal.
- Unwitting Pawn: Gabriel was this to Armatech for many years after the war. Sure he was a genuine hero, protecting the people of Amerika and whatnot... and unknowingly sending people to internment camps under the guise of them being resorts, among doing a bunch of other corporate dirty work.