Wednesday, 5 August 2015

So I Read Sex Criminals: Two Worlds, One Cop

A 250 word (or less) review of Sex Criminals Vol. 2
by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarskey; Image Comics

Sex Criminals is an ongoing comic. To read a review of Volume One go here.

Sex Criminals is a comic about a pair of people who literally stop time when they orgasm, who meet each other and decide to rob banks for a good cause. A plan that brings them to the attention of the Sex Police, a vigilante band who can also stop time with their junk. Altercations ensue and now our heroes Suzie and Jon are convinced to give up the bank robbing game and go legit. Sex Criminals: Two Worlds, One Cop is what comes after and details the pairs struggle to turn their sexual connection into a relationship while trying to stay one step ahead of the Sex Police. It's a boner joke comic that is also a deeply heartfelt and deeply honest comic about what it takes to keep a relationship going and mental health. It's the kind of comic that makes me want to simultaneously make Frank Herbert's Dune porn jokes in this review ("You cannot resheath that knife unwetted!"; "The "spice" must flow!") or tell you about the time I realized I probably have very real social anxiety problems (a panic attack alone in the woods during a coworker camping trip without my support network). Sex Criminals: Two Worlds, One Cop is the comic that maybe best captures the hilarious sexy fun of falling in love and the viscerally real struggle of staying in love and being alive. And so many boner jokes.  

Word count: 235

Post by Michael Bround


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