Sex Criminals, Volume 1: One Weird Trick (Sex Criminals #1)
Collects SEX CRIMINALS #1-5.
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It starts out like this coming-of-age story about the first time Suzie cleaned her fur coat.
Unlike the rest of us, she didn't just twitch and sigh.
Of course, she assumes that's what happens to everyone when they rub one out, and spends a good portion of her adolescence trying to figure out how to delicately ask someone else how the whole clam digging/time stopping thing works.
By the time little Suzie grows up, she's finally figured out that this isn ...more
I just feel like laughing right now. Although, not because what I just read was completely ridiculous. In the contrary, I’m surprised I didn’t find it ridiculous at all. Sure, it’s a bit strange, but fun, fun, fun. Plus, even though it may contain humour and some crazy passages, it is pretty serious in a way. It wasn’t written to be read with the attention you watch a parody.
It’s easy to like the main character. We see her as a kid, teen and then slowly becoming a woman. She changes of personali ...more
Second Book: Sex Criminals, Vol. 2
Don't look at me like that. I know what you're thinking..."Why can you just watch/read porn on the internet like everyone else?"...the thing is this book
You see. This is about a girl named Suzie. Her father died and afterwards her mother became a distant drunk, so when she finally masturbates for the first time something happens. Something not normal and she has no one to turn t ...more
I reread this because I got volume 2 and wanted a refresher on what happens in this one, and it was still hilarious and entertaining! I love how this book isn't afraid to break the fourth wall, and the sex positivity in this was super refreshing and at times, hilarious.
This was hilarious in the most interesting way. Very different, very weird, very uncomfortable at times, but very well done.
This TPB edition collects the comic book “Sex Criminals” #1-5, along with extra section of “behind-the-scenes” stuff including a cover gallery.
Writer: Matt Fraction
Illustrator: Chip Zdarsky
GETTIN’ DOWN TO IT
There were others after Craig, I’m not a nun.
I noticed that this comic book Sex Criminals was quite popular and good rated, so while I haven’t a clue about what was about, since I found it in my local comic book store, I thought giving it a chance to the ...more
Every once in a while, I read something so far removed from what I usually read— like total extreme— and it's always ...more
Sex Criminals introduces Suzie, who can stop time when she has sex. This volume started out great with a really cool concept, but overall the story didn't do much for me. I wanted more of the main character, Suzie, without Jon.
The minute she meets him, Jon starts to show up everywhere— and I just wanted to focus on Suzie after a while.
And I was only really invested in Suzie’s parts from her childhood, so I started to feel disconnected when the volume shifted to the present situation.
I picked this up because Matt Fraction wrote it, and he's impressed me so far with most everything he's done. Plus the book came highly recommended.
Bizzare concept: Imagine if you could stop time when you had an orgasm.
That's it. Run with it. It's like a porno version of a classic twilight zone episode.
The comic is more than just clever though. It's good in pretty much every respect.
The only downside? It's hard to read this one in public without looking ...more
A man in his mid-40s (let's call him "Joe") stands over the stove
ROSARIO: Have you actually rea ...more
The scene that made me dislike this book is when Suzie is looking up Jon's favourite porn star, Jazmine St. Cocaine, on the internet. She says, "It doesn't say which of her uncles touched her.", implying that all sex workers must get into the job because they've been abused in the past, which is such a t ...more
Ugh. The dreaded meh review.
So. We all know why I read this right? Anna said "Suze and Jon can freeze time when they're having sex" and I said "my reputation is ruined anyway, I might as well add this."
You'll have to agree that this is a great premise. I mean, even if you're not into the whole sex with (view spoiler)[or without (hide spoiler)] a purpose thing (if you don't know what that is, just ask Liz , she'll be more than happy to enlighten you), you'll have to ad ...more
I did a thing: SEX CRIMINALS AND SEX EDUCATION IN AMERICA | DISCUSSION
Quite a cool trick right?
First of all, I can't deny that some parts just didn't work for me - not because there's too much sex, I mean, hey, the book's named Sex criminals so I had some clues that it would contain sex scenes. While I'm talking about it, I feel the urge to point that yes, there are a lot of sex in it and that's not for everyone. But that's not porn - sex criminals , remember?
The problem is that I often found myself not ful ...more
I've been wanting to read Sex Criminal since forever, I really can't say specifically why.
Maybe it's because I have sex on my mind quite a lot.
I got the italian edition and I really wished I didn't because the translation sucks pretty hard.
The first volume introduces us to Suzie, who can stop time when she has sex. The narration in her POV was don ...more
This was a real fucked up graphic novel. I don't think I've read anything like it. I thought Saga was weird, but this is even more weird.
But this book was so much fun to read.
The characters were hilarious. The instances that they have gone through were just too funny. I loved it.
For those of you that had sex, does time stop when you orgasm?
For Suzie and Jon, this was the case. Time stops when they get to that big O. And for a time, it was fun. They did things they think no one would ...more
This was a very interesting graphic novel, but I wish there had been more on the whole CRIME aspect of the story. You get to see a bit of it, but not much. The way the story jumped back and forth was cool though, so you get to see bits from the future as well as what's happening in the present part of the story.
I'm intrigued and I'd like to read more!
The only teensy problem I have with it is that I'm not really feeling the main characters, but hopefully that'll change as I work through the series.
Suzie is a librarian who during puberty stumbled, in a carpet burn free fashion on the fact that when she has an orgasm, time stands still and she can explore away while everyone around is a wax work dummy.
This is quite a trick and I'm thinking immediately of what I'd get up to if everything's frozen, yep I'm thinking of all the shit I c ...more
I liked this volume much more than I expected. I had very high expectations which made me sure I would be disappointed. I was not. It was really interesting, funny and original.
I do not know whether it was a good or a bad idea, but I read Just the Tips by Fraction and Zdarsky before I did Sex Criminals and Just the Tipswas basically all of the sex jokes and pictures from Sex Criminals in a separate book. Therefore, I was not spectacularly surprised or s...more
With the chemical tandem of writer Matt Fraction and artist Chip Zdarksy, Sex Criminals is a real crazy romp in the sheets that manages a feat like no other; it examines the troubles of relationship-building and intimacy in a ...more
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Education and first job: Fraction never graduated from college. He stopped half a semester short of an art ...more