2013 Fetish Favorites: SEX CRIMINALS — Most Original New Comic Series

To me Sex Criminalsfeels like it was created by direct descendants of both Gilbert and Jamie Hernandez of Love and Rockets fame, but minus the Latino aspects. The narrative from a female character’s perspective is very sound and flawless. The sexual aspects handled with skill and great knowing humor. And in the first issue, Suzie’s origin-flashback, the trials and tribulations of youth were informed and executed with accuracy. The high concept of two people who can stop time when they have an orgasm finally finding each other and naively thinking they can use this special power to embark on a life of crime is one of the more unique in the market, set up perfectly for great action, drama, laugh-out-louds and yes, sex to be had in the coming issues of what promises to be a fine ongoing creator-owned series for years to come.
But be forewarned, as the back covers explicitly and boldly state in big letters: “FOR MATURE READERS DUH” And in the smaller letters: “Don’t sell this to a kid, what are you, nuts? Seriously” (issue #1) or “There’s, like, an entire scene that takes place in a sex shoppe” (issue #2). The place where I bought my comics had them bagged-and-boarded as extra security to thwart the wrong young and eager eyes.

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