Rating: 5/5 Author: Matt Fraction Illustrator: Chip Zdarsky Link: Sex Criminals
We all have grand notions about orgasms. It comes with grand expectations, presumptions and presuppositions about how it would make us feel. Good? Guilty? or like in Suzie’s case, all Alone?
A regular girl, with an irregular gift to stop time when she orgasms. It takes her to this “Quiet time”, all alone, or so she thought it would be until she met Jon. Jon calls his quiet time, the “Cumworld.” Together, they decide to take advantage and rob banks. But all is not rosy as the time freezing sex-police is keeping a watchful eye on the two time-stopping cum birds.
The simple idea behind this story is penned to perfection by the genius of Matt Fraction. Sex Criminals Volume one aptly titled, “One weird trick” collects issue #1-5.
Chip Zdarsky’s artwork is spectacular. Simple, neat, vibrant and pretty, it makes the sex in this sex comedy all the more appealing. Even with all the explicit scenes, this novel never touches the brazen horizons of vulgarity. This humorously indecent yet innocent comedy never once gives the impression of being an adult novel.
I fell in love with the character Jon, “This fucking guy” who stops time. The first time he does it, he raids a porn shop. Now as a grown man, he raids his boss’s office and takes a dump in his potted plant.
I am at a loss of words, as to how best describe this graphic novel. Sex comedy? Coming of age story? Sci-fi? Fantasy? It is the beginning of 2016 and I think I have just read the best read of my year. It is hard to imagine any other comic coming close to the sheer awesomeness of Sex Criminals.
This comic is fun, fun and fun and if you have not read it yet, then you can imagine the amount of fun you are missing on. I for one am getting my hands on volume 2.