Sex Criminals Volume 2: Two Worlds, One Cop, Paperback Book

Sex Criminals Volume 2: Two Worlds, One Cop Paperback

4 out of 5 (2 ratings)

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"Older teensand adults will chuckle as well as learn from this Eisner and HarveyAward-winning rarity, which speaks honestly and sometimes educationally aboutsex." - Library JournalVotedTime Magazine's Best Comic of2014!The second volume from the Eisner-awardwinning 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 lovewith Matt and Chip as they brimp back ceaselessly against thepast.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9781632151933

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Read on May 21, 2015I LOL'd reading this volume. At times I got a little lost in the timeline, but eventually managed to keep it all together. The introduction of new characters and relationships is also pretty awesome. But before Volume 3 is published, I should probably reread 1 & 2...

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Summary: In Vol. 2 Suzie and Jon are scared enough by the Sex Police that they retreat from each other for a while - Suzie throws herself into trying to save her library and Jon - without the distraction of sex - has to face his mental health issues. But without the sex, what are they to each other? Can they actually build a relationship? And when they do connect sexually, there's always the danger of the Sex Police waiting for them in the Quiet - until Jon decides to do something about that, and winds up finding out that there's something going on that's much bigger than just him and Suzie.Review: Vol. 2 is darker and more complex than Vol. 1, and even though there's plenty of sex stuff, it's less about the sex than Volume 1 was, which is pretty well a mirror for the progress of Jon & Suzie's relationship. Fraction gets Jon's depression and Suzie's stress and anxiety down cold, and how it feels to be coping with those and how it bleeds out into everything else in your life. However, there were times I felt a little bit lost as to how all of the pieces and flashbacks and side tangents actually connected. In general, I'm okay with my stories not spelling everything out, and expecting me to make inferences, etc. But I think there's a point at which that tips over into a lack of clarity. I don't think it's intentional, at all - what it felt like was that to the creators, they know their stories and their characters so well that some connections seem obvious to them, so they wind up eliding over things that are less obvious, or even totally obscure, for readers who don't have these characters in their heads 24/7. So it wound up occasionally feeling a little bit fragmented, like I couldn't always trace the characters' motivations or logic, or the relevance of certain parts of the story, or how exactly we got from A to B. But overall, I still really enjoyed it - it's still a good blend of funny and dark and sexy and raw and human. 4 out of 5 stars.Recommendation: For adults, obviously. It's a funny, honest look at sex and sexuality and relationships, which isn't something that I've come across in comics - or really in most books in general - very often.