Review: Sex Criminals, Vol. 1 by Matt Fraction

Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird TrickSex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


***Interesting Fact; our little graphic here is taken from an alternate cover to Sex Criminals!***

I’m a little behind the times here, but still, have been waiting to read this one for a while.

I already knew the premise: People who have sex with each other can stop time. They then use this stopped time to rob banks.

However, I didn’t know that this was sorta a Robin Hood thing to save a library? Ummm can you think of a better way to make this appeal to a bunch of Goodreaders? I think not.

There’s a bit more to it, it’s actually when they reach orgasm that time stops. Also, it’s just the girl to start with, who thinks she’s a total freak once she realizes no one else gets time to stop when they cum. However, she meets the boy who has the exact same…power? Which they only discover, hilariously, post-coitus, when they are both enjoying the quiet, but to be shocked when the other one is there too!

What an idea. I mean I get the concept, but what I didn’t know was how FUNNY this was going to be. Jon, the guy, I swear to God I could relate. The story about finding the porn in the woods, and it being like “his internet” was bang on. I know some of my first stuff was found in the woods (yes it IS gross, but also soo funny, because it means I’m NOT a huge freak! Just a regular sized one!).

The running joke with Jon and his bosses plant is right up my alley, as I’m an immature child.

What I didn’t see coming, was the Sex Police! Struck me as the Tipper Gore crew of Sex Time Freezing. Only the leader, she gets to orgasm by kegels!!! Bwahahaha! She’s the master of her own O! Because her husband sure looks like a wet noodle. I love that it’s probably the only way she gets there, and I love that she’s decided to police it and crack down on the fun.

The Dude wearing the Maple Leaf Toque? Yes. Yes. Yes. Canadians are pretty big Sex Pervs for sure.

The art is fun, there’s laughs, the idea is one that I think tons of people could relate to or at least day dream about. I cannot wait to follow up with volume 2.

The stuff with the porn store is so good. (such as a sign saying “We will not sell you 20 dildos without health insurance”) GOLD! My wife thought that was a riot. Also the line about having taken thousands of dollars worth of stuff and borrowed it, “or the equivalent of buying about 7 of these movies at full price” LMAO. I love it. It’s so authentic, someone who’s obviously been in a porn store, not just some idea.

There’s so much to love here, I can see why this tore up the award buzz.

If you’re a prude, then I’m guessing you won’t enjoy this. But I mean come…on 😉 Hehe it’s a blast.

Glowing dicks? Love it. It’s like a Jackson Pollack in here with a Black Light!

For sure a winner. Definitely a Shallow Group winner too.

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I'm a lover of pop-culture, from movies to music to books to TV shows to well...comics, and just about everything in between. I'm also a history buff, and spent 4 yrs getting a fancy BA in it. When I was at said University, I got my learn on AND spent all my money on CDs and VHS (yup, I'm THAT old.) However, I'm happy to discuss any topic really, as I love a good debate or just to be proven right. I'm Canadian, so I wear shorts and flip flops 9 months of the year, but no, I am NOT fanatical about hockey (I actually prefer baseball, thank my American father for that!). I love the outdoors, but don't get out enough... I've got a sick twisted sense of humour (hence why I'm friends with these Shallow folks) and believe that laughter is the best medicine...except penicillin...cause laughter won't cure the clap.

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