Sex Criminals Volume One: One Weird Trick Review

Posted August 8, 2015 by Michelle in Reviews / 2 Comments

Sex Criminals Volume One: One Weird Trick Book Cover Sex Criminals Volume One: One Weird Trick
Sex Criminals issues 1-5
Matt Fraction with Artist Chip Zdarsky
Comic , Comedy
April 29th 2014
Trade Paperback

Suzie is just a normal girl going about her business except unlike other normal girls she stops time...when she has sex. One day she meets Jon and they discover they both have this unusual gift. Together they decide to do the only sane thing: rob a few banks.

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.


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2 responses to “Sex Criminals Volume One: One Weird Trick Review

  1. This is the most interesting, unique concept I’ve ever read. Like wut, stopped time while having the sex? Hahaha. I am on the graphic novel train at the moment, so maybe if it’s at the library I’ll check it out! Awesome review Michelle! Glad you got such an awesome rec from your brother!

    • Michelle

      Thanks Valerie, I’ve grown up with my brother shoving comics in my face so there will definitely be some more reviews and recommendations ahead.
      I think the concept is so funny and it could have turned out completely wrong but it doesn’t, worth a shot if you ever see it at the library for sure 🙂