Friday, April 14, 2017

Reader's Diary #1575- Matt Fraction (writer), Chip Zdarsky (artist): Sex Criminals Volume One / One Weird Trick

Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's Sex Criminals Volume One: One Weird Trick is basically a superhero tale. But it's a great superhero tale!

The trick, or super power, is to stop time after having an orgasm. Strange enough that one person has this ability, but when a couple discovers they share this ability? Yes, it's a love story, too. Now granted, I think this introduces an M. Night Shyamalan sized plot hole: does this couple always orgasm at the exact same time? That's a bit unrealistic.

But if you can get past that, it's quite an original and humorous tale. As of yet, the couple isn't exactly using their super powers for good. Okay, they've decided to rob a bank to save a library, and I think that's a good thing, but still not superhero territory just yet.

Also, I should note, that the title and premise might lead some to believe that it's pornography. I'd beg to differ. In fact, there's quite a lot of really frank and important talk about healthy sex. It comes in an entertaining package, true, but this is far from smut even with all the genitals.

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