I was first introduced to the world of Sex Criminals because my brother was wetting himself laughing at something he was reading. I asked him what it was and it turns out it was Volume One of Sex Criminals: One Weird Trick. I knew that something that caused that much laughter needed to be read and be read by me.
I was not disappointed, this comic series was indeed hilarious and very gratuitous, it has the type of humor that let’s just say is not for all ages (no seriously I only recommend this for mature readers). The story follows a hilarious plot that every time the two main characters orgasm they stop time and together spend it robbing banks to save a library. Let’s be honest though when it comes to saving libraries I am all for it. I thought the plot was unique and original and basically something a horny teenager would have thought of but somehow put together so much better, it helps that Chips illustrations were great and well suited to the story.
I enjoy both of the main characters Suzie and Jon but I prefer Suzie. I loved Suzie’s resolve to save her library and her hilarity (that Freddie Mercury performance 😉 ) even in not the greatest of situations. One of the things I enjoyed most in this story was the different names Jon and Suzie called the zone in which they stopped time. Suzie calls it ‘the Quiet’ and Jon aptly calls it ‘Cumworld’. The only discrepancy I have with Jon is that he can be a little too dark sometimes and I know that’s how his character is supposed to be but I felt it darkened the story overall and was the only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars.
There is also some drama involving some form of ‘Sex Police’ but that is all I’m giving you. As long as you like dirty humour and cool characters you’ll like this.