Book Review: Sex Criminals Vol.2: Two Worlds, One Cop by Matt Fraction

Sex Criminals, Vol. 2: Two Worlds, One CopGoodreads Synopsis

The second storyline from the Eisner Award winning Sex Criminals finds the honeymoon to be over for Jon and Suzie. Once the thrill of new lust fades, where do you go? Come along and laff and love with Matt and Chip as they brimp back ceaselessly against the past.

Collecting: Sex Criminals 6-10


Recap: Back in Volume 1, Suzie discovered that time stops whenever she orgasms. She thought she was alone until she met Jon. Turns out she wasn’t so alone after all. Because Suzie wanted to save the library, she and Jon concocted this scheme that wasn’t exactly legal- not legal at all actually- and that’s how they became literal sex criminals. See my review for Sex Criminals Vol. 1 here.

All caught up? Good. In Volume 2, Suzie and Jon have given up their illegal activities and work on finding ways to save the library without risking too much. Of course Kegelface won’t let them live their lives.

What’s different about this volume is that we look more into Jon’s life and see things from his perspective. He’s talked about his life a little in the first volume but seeing it from his POV…dude’s got a lot going on. We touch upon his mental illnesses and see how troubled he actually is. It’s actually kind of sad, all the things he has to go through and still seem like the one who brings the humour to the comic. It just goes to show how we don’t know what goes on in other people’s heads. We see what we choose to see.

The honeymoon phase is over and it’s time for Jon and Suzie to pull up their socks and face reality. With the Sex Police alway at the back of their minds, it seems that they can’t get a moment’s peace. Drastic measures have to be taken so that they don’t end up drawing the short straw.

As the story winds on, the POVs in the issues mold together and become one. Although I did like Jon’s POV more than I did Suzie’s. I liked this volume a lot more than the first one and I have no doubt in Matt Fraction’s writing so I definitely enjoyed the story as a whole.

Series were revealed and a new can of worms has been opened. We were left on a major cliffhanger at the end of this book and I need to know what happens next. Too much happened in this volume and I was at the edge of my seat the entire time. I’m itching to start Volume 3 as soon as possible.

Read: 27 April 2017
Rating: ★★★★

Publication Date: 25 February 2015
Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Matt Fraction
Illustrator: Chip Zdarsky

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Book Review: Sex Criminals Vol.1: One Weird Trick by Matt Fraction

Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick

Goodreads Synopsis

Suzie’s just a regular gal with an irregular gift: when she has sex, she stops time. One day she meets Jon and it turns out he has the same ability. And sooner or later they get around to using their gifts to do what we’d ALL do: rob a couple banks. A bawdy and brazen sex comedy for comics begins here!

By Matt Fraction (Satellite Sam, Hawkeye) and Chip Zdarsky (Prison Funnies, Monster Cops).

Named one of Time Magazine’s top 10 graphic novels for 2013.

Collects SEX CRIMINALS #1-5


Orgasm charged criminals anyone? Well, alrighty then.

After she experiences her first orgasm, Suzie discovers that time stops and is freaked out because what? And then finds out that yes, that is weird and no, that certainly doesn’t happen to everyone. She experiments further with this new ability of hers and uses ‘The Quiet’ to get away from the world’s problems.

Years later, she meets Jon and after a night together, she discovers that he has the same ability as her. He calls it ‘Cumworld’- I had to laugh at this- and uses that time to get away with things you wouldn’t usually be able to.

Together these two team up and plan to save the library. Did I mention that Suzie is a book lover? She doesn’t always read the books, she just can’t see them being destroyed. So we have the ‘Save Our Library’ campaign and we see Jon and Suzie being hunted down by the Time Police in the process. A great adventure, really.

Characters: I really liked Suzie’s characters. She was funny and witty and had an amazing ‘I don’t care’ attitude about her.

Jon was carefree, which was great but he was also a bit of a bad influence.

Likes: I loved the concept of this comic, as weird as it was. I liked that this had a fast and addicting pace.

Overall Thoughts: I’m in love with this comic! I loved the writing, some fourth wall breaking going on there and the art was amazing. Especially the light shows while they’re in The Quiet. I can’t wait to start the next one.