phaedrus25's Sex Criminals: One Weird Trick #1 - Volume One review

    Avatar image for phaedrus25

    WAY Overhyped

    I enjoy a good dick joke as much as the next guy; and while I can't say this series is without potential, I cannot help but disagree with the wash of accolades this book is currently receiving. But let me start with the positive: The concept is outstanding. A unique idea that gives the creative team an enormous amount of latitude with which to explore. Unfortunately, that seems to be the only thing they're doing - and barely that. The plot of the first five issues has been without any substantial advancement and each issue has focused almost entirely on the backstory of the characters told in flashbacks, interspersed with sex scenes whose only purpose, it seems, are to keep the readers' attention where it would otherwise waver. More specifically - the opening scene in issue #1 that we find our protagonists in is the exact same scene they are in alllllllll the way at the end of issue #4. That's right - that makes for four issues (or roughly 60-70 pages) of backstory flashback. ...Which I could properly stomach if it ended there. Granted, we see the story move forward a sliver in #5, but not without the accompaniment of the same tired device that has pervaded the book thus far. Point of fact: in this issue, our female lead has a flashback of the couple preparing for their big crime (which we catch them in the midst of in issues 1, 2, 3, and 4 - as previously mentioned), wherein we are treated to a flashback within a flashback exploring the background reasons why her male counterpart is so bent upon shitting in the office fauna. So if you're into a story that goes nowhere but backward told in equally mediocre art, this is the title for you. To me, it all plays as a bit adolescent, at best. Taser dildos can only carry a storyline so far, friends.

    Other reviews for Sex Criminals: One Weird Trick #1 - Volume One

      A Different Position 0

      If you've heard anything about the comics made in the last year, Sex Criminals was bound to come up. Written by Matt Fraction, the brilliant mind behind the Hawkeye series that seems to has lost much of its fame and steam as of late, and drawn by Chip Zdarsky, who... hadn't really done all that much before now in the comic book genre of art, Sex Criminals has been praised to the high heavens for tackling a topic that is either seen is too lewd or too taboo to be whispered let alone openly explor...

      2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

      Cum and Read Sex Criminals 0

      THIS WAS FUCKING AMAZING BALLS! Sorry I'm starting out using swears and vulgar language, but this book deserves it in the review. Sex Criminals is a sex comedy book. You'll laugh so hard much you might cry in shame. Don't laugh too hard though. If you explode the Sex Police will come after you and whack you with a dildo. Okay enough puns, time to get down with the serious part of the review.Sex Criminals was actually really funny. Even with the serious moments it turns into funny moments. To sta...

      3 out of 5 found this review helpful.

    This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

    Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

    Comment and Save

    Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.