Tuesday 21 January 2020

Review: Sex Criminals Volume 1: One Weird Trick - Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky

Collects SEX CRIMINALS #1-5

Suzie's just a regular gal with an irregular gift: when she has sex, she stops time. One day she meets Jon and it turns out he has the same ability. And sooner or later they get around to using their gifts to do what we'd ALL do: rob a couple banks. A bawdy and brazen sex comedy for comics begins here!

Sex Criminals Series:
Sex Criminals Volume 1: One Weird Trick
Sex Criminals Volume 2: Two Worlds One Cup
Sex Criminals Volume 3: Three the Hard Way
Sex Criminals Volume 4: Fourgy
Sex Criminals Volume 5: Five-Fingered Discount
Sex Criminals Volume 6: Six Criminals

Visit Matt Fraction's website or Chip Zdarsky's website for more information

Sex Criminals is a comic that is completely bonkers but in the best possible way. Just imagine as a teenager that you discovered that every time you had an orgasm you were able to stop time, what would you do with that power? Well, Suzie and Jon go down very different roads after discovering their ability but once the two of them find each other it's not a big leap for them to decide to become criminal masterminds and start plotting to rob a bank. They're not even doing it for their own gain, they actually want to use the money to save the library that Suzie works at, they're just doing charity work really!

I don't want to say too much about the plot for this so I'm just going to tell you that the story was full of humour (you probably want to skip this if you don't like dirty jokes!) but also some surprisingly cute moments between Suzie and Jon when they're not busy trying to stop time. I loved the artwork, especially when they're in The Quiet (that moment of postcoital bliss) the colours become really vibrant with a dreamy kind of quality to them but the whole comic was great. I'm definitely looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

Source: Received from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review

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