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COMIC PREVIEW: Your first look at Matt Fraction’s Sex Criminals #1 from Image Comics

July 24th, 2013 by Christopher Williams Comments

Okay Fraction fans, the man is back at it again. Originally gaining fame from his X-Men run and then moving onto one of the most critically acclaimed series out there, Hawkeye, Fraction is now bringing his creative talents to yet a second all new original book, Sex Criminals from Image Comics. Check it out:

Suzie has a secret. When she has sex, she stops time. She’s alone with this secret until she meets John, a young man with the same “gift.” In the new Image Comics series SEX CRIMINALS by Matt Fraction (SATELLITE SAM) and Chip Zdarsky, Suzie and John embark on a journey of self-discovery, intimacy, and… well, actually, they do what every time-stops-when-you-have-sex couple would do: They rob banks.

SEX CRIMINALS’ sexy bank-robbing action starts in September, when Fraction and Zdarsky will take readers on a romp they won’t soon forget.

In an interview with MTV Geek at Image Expo earlier in July, writer Fraction talked about jumping into the sex comedy genre in comics.

“What is comics’ The Apartment? What is comics’ Some Like It Hot? It doesn’t exist,” he said. “I love the genre in another medium, but it seemed like a completely virgin territory, no pun intended.”

Artist Zdarsky keeps the tone snappy and fun with full-color art that’s the opposite of grim-’n’-gritty.

“I’m trying to make pages feel like candy, so you want to eat them, but also maybe sleep with them?” he said. “I wanted it to look as fun as it sounds: a bright, punchy book. ‘Adult’ is too synonymous with ‘dark’ in comics and I think Matt and I want to make sex fun again … in the book … just … just in the book. Sex should be dark drudgery in real life.”

SEX CRIMINALS #1 will be in stores on September 4 and can be pre-ordered now from the July issue of Previews (Diamond code JUL130403).


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Christopher is self-billed as the World's Coolest Nerd (meaning he wears glasses and is clumsy, but he never earned good marks in school). He loves all things Star Wars and superhero related such as comics, books, cartoons and movies. He's a husband and father who somehow manages to keep up with his pastimes since his day job mainly consists of sitting around a store with not much to do. He's very outspoken and wants to share his opinions with the world, or at least his fellow nerds. You can follow him on Twitter @AUDone44.

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