Monday, October 28, 2013

Sex Criminals #1 & 2

It's about time we revived this blog thing. Stay tuned for future reviews on the best and worst comics, graphic novels,manga, and board games! For now, here are my thoughts on Sex Criminals.

Written by Matt Fraction
Art by Chip Zdarsky

We all love Matt Fraction. Not only has the dude written some of the coolest comics out there (Hawkeye, FF, Casanova)  but he's also crankin' out new series like hot fire. It's no wonder we sold out of Sex Criminals #1 the day it came out.

Sex Criminals features two lead characters, Suzie and John, who are both able to "freeze time" after having an orgasm. After meeting each other and quickly gettin' it on, they realize they have the same ability and use their time-stopping skills to rob banks and get into all sorts of sexy shenanigans.

It's a super unique story and definitely a compelling read. While Fraction isn't shy when it comes to sexual content in this comic (it may be awkward for the easily embarrassed) , it never feels sleezy or over done. I could do without the "breaking the fourth wall" style commentary and the art is so-so, but overall, I recommend Sex Criminals.

3.5 out of 5 leather whips.

Buy the first issue online here, or stop by your local Vault of Midnight to check it out!