For those of you who follow me on Instagram here is the long awaited review of Sex Criminals! I caused a bit of a scandal with a post featuring the lovey hard cover omnibus volumes of this graphic novel series back in September.
This stupid post got over 1,000 likes but also lost me over 140 followers. Apparently there are some prudes out there who don’t like my thighs and moan face. Fuck em. This is my blog, my page, and I’ll be in your face suggestive if I wanna be!
Those individuals who unfollowed me over that post probably wouldn’t like reading Sex Criminals. As the back covers clearly state, these books are for mature readers, duh. It’s called Sex Criminals for crying out loud! If you don’t want to read it, you don’t have to, but at least let others have their fun.
The basic premise of the series is that Suzie and John both have the ability to stop time when they orgasm. After they meet they realize they’re not the only ones and start to use their skills to rob banks. For good reason of course.
Although the supernatural elements are fun this series’ main draw is the drama. Fraction and Zdarsky dive into the complexities of adult relationships and show us all the different ways you can make it work or competely ruin it in an instant.
I had previously read the first two volumes before the series was complete. This is my first time through on volume 3 and the ending is fitting to the series. It’s a soft conclusion, no real finality. It’s melancholy but realistic.
Fraction and Zdarsky are a special kind of team. The books often get meta and mentions the co authors or even feature them in fourth wall breaking interludes.
They are having so much fun writing Sex Criminals. The pages are dripping with their enthusiasm of being able to take such a bizarre concept and the excitement of having a loyal audience for it to boot.
These collectors editions also contain bonus material from Zdarsky that showcase all of his background gags that had to be cut from the frames or hidden behind speech bubbles. For any fans of this franchise I recommend checking these versions out.
I love comics books for adults. Books that know their audience and go full force to please them. Sex Criminals is a labor of love and if you aren’t turned off by my pics or the title I would suggest checking it out.
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