Sex Criminals #3

Sex Criminals #3

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Chip Zdarsky Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 13
8.6Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

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How did these two end up in that bank, with those guns? Because they seemed like such nice kids, right? Well, THE SEX POLICE have the same questions and descend on Susie and Jon. And we get the rest of Jon's gory story - if you read ONE weird sex and time comedy comic this year, make sure it's "My Sexual Errors 1998 - Present!"

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Nov 20, 2013

    Sex Criminals has been a book that I was excited about from its announcement and now that we are three issues in, I couldn't be more entertained by it. Its so much more than just a comedy, or just a love story, or just a weird semi-autobiographic romp. Its something brand new, yet completely recognizable to all of us . Fraction once asked "Where was The Apartment of comics?" and with Sex Criminals, I think he and Chip Zdarsky have given us a worthy heir apparent to the sex comedies of old. They have given us a wildly original, wholly engaging delightful comic that keeps us howling just as much as it keeps us feeling. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Nov 22, 2013

    This is a title worth reading! (For anyone that's age appropriate that is!) Anyone that's a fan of dialogue packed to the brim with fun, witty dialogue and a totally original story won't be even remotely disappointed with this book. If that weren't enough, the art is absolutely gorgeous to look at. While there are indeed some risqu parts of it, at no time did I feel like I was looking at or reading something other than a great, fun-filled, and totally original story. Fraction drew me in with Hawkeye, but he's made me a reader for life with Sex Criminals! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    We The Nerdy - James Connolly Nov 25, 2013

    Sex Criminals is quickly climbing to the top of my read pile and stands out as one of, if not the most unique, and adult comics on stands today. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - John Ernenputsch Nov 21, 2013

    Overall, Sex Criminals #3 is a great comic book. It has a little bit of everything you'd expect and want from a book such as this, and balances it all wonderfully. In fact, I'd say the comic is a lot like sex in general; an act that at anytime can be any combination of awkward, vulgar, dirty, funny, sweet, caring, and full of love. Just like sex, it is a whole lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Nov 21, 2013

    In conclusion, in sum, all told, overall, "Sex Criminals" is fantastic, continuing to amaze with its unique mix of sexual frankness, humor, emotion, and that little touch of mystery. I don't know how Fraction and Zdarsky do it, but they do it. Hard. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 21, 2013

    Call it juvenile, low-brow, self-indulgent -- all these words would be correct in describing Sex Criminals. But the word I'd use to describe it? Endearing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ Nov 20, 2013

    Easily my most anticipated book every month. Dont wait any longer and pick it up ASAP. You wont regret it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - William Tournas Nov 19, 2013

    Fraction has made this series playful and charming, all while being frank and honest about sex. The stories from our leads history are absolutely believable and make Suzie and Jon seem like real people. His writing works in tandem with Zdarksy's panels as the everything seems to flow as if created by one person. Zdarksy's art is breathtakingly gorgeous with great line work, amazing attention to details, and beautiful colours. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Nov 20, 2013

    Much like the characters themselves whose stories as more is revealed make them more likable, the same goes for Sex Criminals. Each page takes a reader further into the story, revealing either more about the character, or their relationship, or that one step further into the mysterious plot. Nothing about it is an in your face, look how original this is, so like it, kind of story. It’s a build of quiet intrigue and the journey is the best part of the adventure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Nov 20, 2013

    I recommend this to anyone looking for something new to read that's different from everything else on the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    GoCollect - @Tom_Kray Dec 24, 2013

    While not as good as the first two issues, its still a good book in a great series. If you missed it and cant find it, dont worry. You can read #1, #2, and #4 and youll be able to follow along with the story. Bottom line its fun (and recommended) but totally optional. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Nov 20, 2013

    SEX CRIMINALS is one of the least predictable -- and most entertaining -- series in print right now. Compellingly human characters keep the series grounded, while kinky and absurd adventures drive the plot forward. The title alone sparks conversations about the book, but it's the antics of Suzie and Jon (and the hilarious references and jokes sprinkled throughout) that keeps them going. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - James Anders II Nov 20, 2013

    All in all, Sex Criminals is what you have begun to expect with this title. It's ballsy, unapologetic, and fun. I know I have said fun like a million times in this review, but that is what it is" fun. Sex Criminals is a winner and everyone should go to their local comic store (or online) and demand their copy today without fear or embarrassment. You will be glad that you did. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Nov 25, 2013

    The tone is one of my favorite things about the series so far, and I hope it doesn't change as the plot heads into scarier territory than "my sexual errors and misfortunes 2001-present." It looks as if the next few issues will dive further into what the Quiet is, who's running it, and how Suzie and Jon can survive there. I'm excited for the next issue, and I hope it stays as wacky as the first three. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flip Geeks - Nicolo Parungo Nov 27, 2013

    The book is still very funny; you won't see a lot of comics that have characters suddenly start singing a musical number, but with the word balloons replaced by the writer explaining to us why copyrighting songs is a bitch in any medium of entertainment. We also get plenty of visual puns like a dildo being thrown at someone's face with a poster that says poon in the background. GENIUS! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GoCollect - @mikebiyad Nov 21, 2013

    If you haven't jumped on this train yet, you've made quite the mistake. Luckily we're only three issues in and so far this story is panning out to be great. I found myself laughing at all of the ridiculous, cheesy, teenage sex jokes, while still feeling the connection between the two characters which is something a bit rare in comic books out there these days. I'm giving Sex Criminals #3 a 4/5. Let me know what you think in the comments below! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Silva Nov 26, 2013

    I only thought 'sex police' was a thing in that one Whitesnake video, but since issue one Fraction seems fit to bring these three white-suited -- now dildo-wielding -- cock blockers into Jon and Suze's reverie. It's saltpeter in an otherwise ballsy narrative about men, women, love, sex and relationships and the whole sweaty mess. Go figure, some dicks are always trying to ruin sex for the rest of us. At this point, Fraction and Zadarsky have me by the short and curlies " here's hoping they don't fuck it up. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Nov 20, 2013

    Sex Criminalslost what steam it gained with the last issue in this one, mostly losing sight of how to be funny and how not to wear out a joke. Combined with the fact the story is very slow and nothing really that visually interesting happening, the comic actually became rather dull overall. For a comedy, that is something that should not happened at all. Hopefully with the next issue, the comic will correct this grave error and deliver on the premise and the funny. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DarioV Feb 3, 2015

    Every issue manages to surprise me with new genius ideas. That "musical" piece. Seriously. Matt Fraction thinks comics differently. Just differently. And everything else was great, too, not a single thing to complain about. This book is incredibly funny, has a complex and compelling story and has one of the couples I've grown fond of in less time in comics. I seriously love this creative team and seriously want to know who the heck are those shiny guys chasing them.

  • 8.5
    harpier Dec 18, 2013

    So when Fraction mentions in the "Fat Bottomed Girls" lyrics cover-up that "we've now hit our male lead in the face with a dildo", I assumed they meant Jon and Suzie's playful romp around Cumworld (the store, not that thing they do), but by the final page I was no longer sure. That's the whimsical genius of Sex Criminals: I'm not sure which time Jon gets hit in the face with a dildo Fraction's actually referring to Well, Jon's first time having sex was awkward. Yeah, awkward. If the dark, crooning shadow of the toothy singer Esteban wasn't actually lurking over his shoulder the whole time, he might as well have been. Between his panic at Cara's abrupt over-attachment and the tragic soundtrack, Jon's disappointment about his first time seems warranted, but his desperation at finding himself alone in "Cumworld" again and feeling broken because of it is genuinely sad. Thus begins Jon's search for someone...anyone, really...who might not leave him alone after sex. It all makes Jon and Suzie's flirtation the sweeter. Jon's stammering explanation to Suzie for why he chose to bring her to Cumworld (the store, again) is awkwardly charming: "I suppose I just feel like, you know—this place, it's a part of all that stuff and... ...I told you a lot of stuff over the weekend and, I don't know, I told you almost everything, y' know? And you didn't make me feel dirty or weird or wrong...". Suzie's censored pool hall musical number makes Jon's affection for her completely justifiable. But Jon's hare-brained scheme to rip off his bank employer and save Suzie's struggling library, the moment of inspiration that sparked their troublesome predicament with the all-white trio, makes his good-hearted recklessness a little less appealing.

  • 8.0
    GreyMouser Nov 25, 2013

    Definitely short on pages for a $3.50 book, but that is really my only gripe! Art and color are fantastic, even if it its my favorite style. Writing is organic, real, nuanced and interesting. The creators dig deep and get wild at the same time. I definitely recommend this series.

  • 10
    fivexfive Jan 18, 2014

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    WoeIsRizky May 18, 2015

  • 10
    def17 Aug 19, 2015

  • 9.5
    4thofnovember Aug 19, 2014

  • 9.5
    Serverarbengan Dec 4, 2014

  • 9.5
    Eddiec730 Jun 27, 2015

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas Aug 1, 2014

  • 9.0
    Ariel Aug 31, 2014

  • 9.0
    StanielK May 27, 2016

  • 8.5
    Nick Jan 27, 2015

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