Writer: Matt Fraction / Artist: Chip Zdarsky / Image Comics
I’m not sure if I’ve ever had anything bad to say about this book. I feel like I could Rolodex through all my old reviews and be like, “Yep. Mmhmm. Still good. We’re still good.” Sex Criminals remains the book to beat. It’s the book to beat due to how unique it is. There’s way more humor and sexual education than action while the main plot has been moving rather slowly to a head.
However, that character development though, my G? I said that character development? That’s what we’re reading this book for, seeing how Jon and Suzie grow individually and together. We’re now starting to see their group explain and Kincaid is just about a regular while Rob Rainbow is going through his own ordeals separate from the rest.
Jon’s psychiatrist caught Kegel Face going through his files on Jon which is what brings him into the group as well. We learn so much about client privilege and the humor the doc has even in a dire situation as he’s disclosing everything personal about Jon to the group. We again see Fraction play with the notion of the reader knowing that this is the point in the series where everyone is coming together and finds out all these details about one another and introduces the newcomers to one another. He speeds that up so that we are introduced to two other characters we saw before. These two new characters have apparently chosen to side with Jon and Suze but we don’t know if that’s a good thing at the moment.
Zdarsky’s art is delightful per usual. What did you expect me to say? I’d be surprised the day he isn’t detailed or technical with his characters’ mannerisms and visuals on this book. Dude has this shit down to a science. Respect game, man. Get this freaking series. I mean, what are we even talking about. Just get it.