[479] Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarksy


GOODREADS SUMMARY | Image Comics | Paperback, pp. 128 | Graphic novel | Rating 4 out of 5 Stars

Seeing stars.

When Suzie was a teen, she found out that she has an extraordinary gift: she can stop time whenever she has an orgasm. I know right? Imagine the possibilities! Actually, she didn’t really take advantage of her powers until she meets Jon.

*Cue porn music*

It turns out, she’s not the only person who has the same abilities. While Jon’s magical jizz takes him to er, Cumworld, Suzie goes on a magical trip to The Quiet, a place where she is calm, and where Β everyone but the two of them are on pause. As soon as they discovered the thing they have in common, they realized, they could be unstoppable.

The year of living dangerously.

Suzie’s place of work is about to be shut down due to lack of funding. She’s a librarian. Jon works at a place that he hates, with a boss that he detests. One thing led to another, and they decide to live a life of crime in the hopes of saving Suzie’s library.

They started off small, petty crimes that they can get away with all thanks to their abilities. But the big finish is yet to come. They’re about to case Jon’s place of employment: the bank, which incidentally, was the same company that Suzie’s dead father used to work.

What they don’t know, however, is that there’s a covert task force aware of people like them. So while they’re in the throes of thievery, they get arrested.

The plot thickens.

This ain’t no Archie comics.

This book. This hilarious, irreverent, audacious, brazen book. It’s pornographic, brilliantly drawn, with a story line so outrageous, it warrants no apologies nor explanation.

It’s not in the same zip code as Saga, but it was fun, nonetheless. The jumping timeline was a bit confusing, as is the seemingly short span of time readers would spend in the present sequence of events. Most of the storyline is about the past; how they become who they are. Conversely giving the readers some time to get to know the characters even more. Sex Criminals just earned a spot on my very short list of graphic novels reading rotation. I admire a writer who’d dare to be as extravagant with their version of reality.




  • Okay, Sex Criminals is even WEIRDER than I thought… (have only seen the cover and never read the blurb…) – I MUST HAVE IT – lol.

  • This sounds a bit corny but fun! Thanks for sharing it Joy!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  • I of course did a double take on the time-stopping ability – then spit my coffee out across the keyboard. Oh well, it needs a good cleaning. Thanks for the smile and the sharing of a unique graphic. I wish I could clean house or some other multi-tasking job with the Big O. Right?!! We’d be like bunny rabbits or something, and so neat and organized πŸ˜‰

    • Bahahhahah! I could think of more fun things to do with my frozen time other than clean the house. πŸ™‚

  • This one completely skipped my radar and i’m glad it did. I was reading your review and practically laughed out loud. God. How does any author get an idea to write a book along these lines? I’m dying!

    • Right? It’s like he sat there and thought of the most outrageous thing he could think of and went with it. Lol.

  • As I said on my previous comment, I saw this at a bookstore once but it was sealed so I couldn’t peek inside! No wonder!!! The plot is def outrageous but from your review, it looks like it worked well. I’m really curious now, is this a one shot or a series? Will check this out on my next trip to the bookstore

    • This publication has 5 issues in one. I’m guessing there will be more to come. πŸ™‚

  • Sex Criminals has been sitting on my Amazon Wishlist for an eternity! I may need to link my amazon list to goodreads, so that when I make purchases I can actually remember to add books that have been patiently waiting for my love for months. I’m getting better though * I lied * lol.

    • Lol. My Amazon wishlist only lasts for like a second. I end up buying them right away. I suck.

  • “she can stop time whenever she has an orgasm.”

    OMG! What? HAHAHA! This sounds totally hilarious to me. I’ve got to check this graphic novel out even though I don’t normally read them! You sound like you had fun with it! πŸ˜‰

  • One word: LOL! Oh my god ahah, the author really does have much originality. I can’t wait to start this!! Fabulous tempting review, Joy <3

    • Don’t stress yourself. You’ll probably end up gaping at the pictures more than you’ll spend time reading the words. πŸ™‚

  • LMAO Cumworld, magical jizz and supernatural orgasm? I’m curious about the illustrations, is it borderline hentai??

  • If I ever give chance to graphic novels this has a lot of potential to be my first one. Sounds fun, glad you enjoyed it !

  • Cumworld? LOL

  • Hmm, stopping time whenever she has an orgasm? Does that apply to her, or just everything around her? You’d hate to get your timing wrong and stop the world just before, freezing that and you’d be ready to cut someone.

    This sounds ridiculously entertaining. I have no idea how you hear about half these books Joy, but I love picking up new reads here. You’re costing me a fortune woman!

    Awesome review <3

  • I must be honest, this sounds pretty silly πŸ˜€ but I also think it sounds kind of fun too. I’m glad you ended up enjoying it Joy. <3 Thank you for sharing about this book sweetie πŸ˜€

  • LOL! Seriously I am laughing so hard at your review because I can only imagine what this book holds. Love it!
    So glad you had fun with this outrageous read!

  • I’m not much into graphic novels but this just got my attention. Gonna look for this at my bookstore! Hopefully they have this ;D

  • Ha, that sounds like a great one for my first graphic novel. πŸ™‚

  • Agreed about the jumping timeline – I found it a bit disjointed at first, but once I worked out what was going on I loved it. It’s my first graphic novel, but I have Saga all lined up, ready to go. Excited!

    • Saga is soo much better. But this one was funnnny. πŸ™‚