Sex Criminals, Vol. 2: Two Worlds, One Cop

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Sex Criminals, Vol. 2: Two Worlds, One CopSex Criminals, Vol. 2: Two Worlds, One Cop by Matt Fraction
Illustrated by: Chip Zdarsky
Series: Sex Criminals #2
Published: 2015
Publisher: Image Comics
Length: 128 pages
Collects: issues #6-10

I wasn’t sure if I was going to carry on with this series after finishing the first volume. It was funny, but I never really felt invested in the story. The final scene did have me curious enough to read on, though.

The series is about a new couple, Jon and Suzie, who discover they both have the same super power – the ability to freeze time when they orgasm. They decided to use this to rob a bank in the first volume, in a sort of not-quite-Robin-Hood scenario, but discovered that they were not the only ones with the power. They were being watched by a kinkier version of a neighbourhood watch.

In this volume, we see more of Jon’s childhood and his current mental health issues, something I found superficial and silly in the last volume but much more interesting here. Their relationship is on the rocks, so they’re less focused on each other and, as a result, a few more characters are properly introduced. The new characters are great and really freshened up the story for me.

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Overall, it felt a lot more interesting to me than the first volume, possibly because it focused more on different relationships and was less of a long-running sex joke. As the collection’s title indicates, there’s still plenty of raunchy humour, but there’s also more depth to the character development and an interesting direction to the plot, which I personally found lacking in the first volume.

I’ll be picking up the third volume to see where this goes. This started off a bit rough for me, but the more I read the more I like it.

2 thoughts on “Sex Criminals, Vol. 2: Two Worlds, One Cop

  1. Geoff W

    I don’t know how I missed the first one, but these sound hilarious! I’ll have to see if I can get a hold of them. Maybe I’ll add it to my library request list because it’s not weird enough as is.

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