Author: Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky
Genre: Graphic Novel
Publisher: Image Comics
Released: 25 February 2015
Series: Sex Criminals #2
Jon and Suzie have a thing.
When they have sex, time stops. That's not a metaphor
Jon and Suzie have a problem
Jon hates his job at the bank. Suzie hates that bank for foreclosing on her library. So guess what?
They have lots of sex and start robbing the bank
All for a good cause, right? Victimless crime, right? Mmm not so much.
Sex is just a word. Love is just a sentence
They're still having sex and freezing time, only this time they've found out there are more people like them, and that the sex police have a lot of power.
No longer robbing banks, Suzie and Jon have hit a bit of a rough patch in their weird relationship. Luckily, the bank accepts their money to save Suzie's library, even though it's not quite enough. However, when Jon discovers the identity of one of the members of the Sex Police, he realises they have a lot of power over Suzie and Jon - like demolishing the library, despite saying it was saved. When Jon robs from Kegelface, he discovers that he and Suzie aren't the only ones the Sex Police are keeping tabs on, and that there are people all over the city with the same weird ability as them. They must join forces with one of them to help take down the Sex Police.
Having loved the first volume, I was very excited to dive into this second instalment and it did not disappoint! The storyline continues to be really interesting and funny, and I certainly had no idea as to where it was going to go.
I absolutely love the art style in this series, and Chip Zdarsky's illustrations are so detailed and funny - it's well worth a read just to enjoy some of the detail he adds to certain scenes.
If you've read The Wicked + The Divine, you will certainly get a laugh out of the a small part of this volume, and it was fun to see those characters make a small cameo here.
Seriously, you need to pick up this series and start reading. It's perfect if you haven't really delved in to the comic/graphic novel scene, and if you are looking for something a bit different. This is definitely not recommended for younger audiences, but I'm sure you realised that anyway!