Sex Criminals

Sex Criminals

Volume 1, One Weird Trick

Graphic Novel - 2014
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"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!"--Publisher's web site.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, 2014
ISBN: 9781607069461
1607069466
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 F8413S01 2014
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Zdarsky, Chip
Alternative Title: One weird trick

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AL_LESLEY Nov 22, 2016

Ha! Awesome!

AL_JOSHUAS Oct 09, 2016

A wonderful kick-off to the series with wonderful and relatable characters. The premise is a bit off the wall, but it makes it unique and fun.

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Bill_SDPL
Mar 06, 2016

Enjoyable, colorful, and probably destined to offend plenty of people, yet there is really nothing "bad" in it. I didn't feel as engaged with Sex Criminals as I did with the other Matt Fraction comic I've read (Hawkeye--so good!), but it's fun and has enough substance to keep you hooked.

lbarkema Dec 20, 2015

Definitely a strange premise and pretty graphic, but it was an entertaining romp and very short (which my goodreads challenge loved!). I'd read the next in the series, I think.

multcolib_karene Apr 12, 2015

A surreal sex positive romp of a comic. Looking forward to Volume 2!

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JSC55
Feb 21, 2015

I very much enjoyed this comic great story about two lovers finding their way sexually in life. Something that everyone has to do but modern society makes it very hard for most teens to express themselves and learn about sex this is a great comic looking into their to lives. 5/5 recommend for 17+

OranguTang Jan 16, 2015

I did not enjoy this book. I was expecting a graphic novel not a comic book serial (I'm not a comic fan). It was really graphic... like really. And it wasn't even the sex that was the problem; it was all the porn in the background. It became very overwhelming... like when you eat too much cake and feel sick but people just keep shoving cake in your face.

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klutzrick
Sep 03, 2014

Suzie always thought she was unique. When she orgasms, Suzie stops time. Then she met Jon, who experiences the same phenomenon. After numerous humorous and sexy encounters, they fall in love. The duo decide to use their powers for the obvious thing. They rob banks. It’s then that Suzie and Jon learn they aren’t as unique as they once thought.

Fraction, well known for his excellent, quirky takes on Hawkeye, largely tackles the potentially controversial proceedings with aplomb, skill, and laughter. Zdarsky’s often surreal illustrations mesh effortlessly with the writing. Initially recalling the romantic elements of Ken Grimwood’s classic novel Replay, Sex Criminals Volume One: One Weird Trick sadly stumbles during its final third with the inclusion of stereotypical comic book tropes.

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jhanssen
Jul 10, 2014

This is by far the best new comic of 2013: intelligent, intriguing, hilarious, touching, AND sex-positive.

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Feb 21, 2015

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Jan 29, 2015

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