Sex #2

Sex #2

Writer: Joe Casey Artist: Piotr Kowalski Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 10, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
2.5User Rating

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Simon Cooke's journey into the underbelly of Saturn City continues. Think about it... how repressed would YOU be after waging a war on crime for the entirety of your adult life? What happens when the superhero power fantasy finally ends? Find out by buying more SEX!

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Apr 11, 2013

    SEX is peeling off layers as slowly and as engaging as any show girl in Annabelle's club and I am more than willing to watch. But it's also much more than you expect. Simon Cooke's move into retirement will not be easy as more than one player is pulling his strings. He has superhuman willpower in the face of sex being literally laid at his feet but in the end it may be his undoing. If you are easily offended then this might not be the book for you but if good storytelling is paramount than give SEX a try. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Apr 10, 2013

    If you thought last issue was sex-filled, then wait until you get a load of the "community lounge." Yet for all of the T&A, Cooke remains sterile and unaffected. He's a man who wants something deep down, but even he's confused to what it is. His interaction with Annabelle keys us into his emotional state, as does the brief flashback we witness soon after, but there's still a long way to go until this nut is cracked. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Apr 13, 2013

    Like the deed itself, Sex seems outwardly straightforward but promises a wealth of exciting complications down the track. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Ket's Comics - Michael Bowie Apr 15, 2013

    Bottom line, I only scratched the surface of what's going on here. Don't let the title through you, this is a very interesting book that I believe is set to only get more interesting, complex and probably graphic as it continues. So if you're looking for a new book, an interesting read, and a very different superhero title, by all means, get yourself some sex. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Apr 11, 2013

    The series is just two issues in. It is good and worth a read if you're into this type of comic series. Its just not quite showing the intelligence I'd hope. Instead we get the shock, but the real substance underneath isn't deep enough… yet. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Nat Webb Apr 12, 2013

    That being said, there's still a feeling of a dam waiting to break. Simon is the same repressed grouch from last issue, and the series doesn't really seem set to get going until he starts breaking through those walls one way or another. (In other words: there's no action in this issue either, physical or sexual, except for an action flashback of Keenan's.) Just as it seems inevitable that Simon will eventually break down and sleep with somebody, anybody, he also seems destined to take up the mantle of the Armored Saint again. At some point Simon is going to take off that slim-cut business suit, but it's not clear whether that'll be to get naked or to put on his old combat armor (which is constantly teased, but never fully shown, in the art). But as each issue goes by without these things happening, and with a clear purpose or conflict yet to develop for Simon, "Sex" is still just spinning its wheels. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Apr 11, 2013

    The first two issues of "Sex" give you a good understanding of the world in which the story takes place, and lay the groundwork for things to come. Casey and Kowalski both exhibit enough here to get excited about that it is easy to forgive the relative lightness of the first two issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Ed Allen Apr 11, 2013

    Ultimately, what you take away from Sex #2 depends upon your expectations for it. Those of you who are expecting an immediately gratifying foray into a sex-positive world of sensual and passionate adventures in the mold of Milo Manara’s stories are likely to be disappointed, while those of you who want something that’s either purely pornographic or cerebrally challenging will feel similarly unsatisfied. On the other hand, anyone who approaches Sex with an open mind and a willingness to take their time with it is much more likely to have a fulfilling experience than those who try to rush it. It’s certainly a beautiful aesthetic experience for those who aren’t alarmed or offended by nudity or the prospect of detailed sexual interactions and, while I suspect it will read better as part of a paperback or hardcover collection, it’s certainly worth giving Sex #2 a try if you’re looking to try something new. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak Apr 15, 2013

    I was expecting something different than a mystery comic after reading the initial issues of "Sex". Simon's superhero past is slowly revealed to the readers, as he becomes caught in a web of sexual repression. Although I feel this story could be told without the superhero elements, they add a shrouded background to support the plot. If you like mystery comics and are not offended by mature content, this is a great series to follow. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Apr 15, 2013

    Sex seems like the kind of story you could read anywhere, except that this one involves a more provocative subject matter, yet to what effect I'm not sure. I don't see this as groundbreaking or daring; instead, I see it was using sex as a tool to pull in readers. I haven't found anything that separates Casey's story of a retired superhero from other stories with similar premises, save for its scandalous title. And as for what I see, that is currently its main selling point. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    Comic Addicts - Akshay Dhar Apr 15, 2013

    Overall, I was intrigued by #1 and am vaguely underwhelmed by #2. I trust that Casey has something in mind with all this but what we've gotten so far isn't enough to make me stick around. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    GreyMouser Apr 17, 2013

    . . $3,18pgs!?! A decent cover & minimal ADs@back. . . . i dont know what Casey is trying to pull here, but this crap pulls down the otherwise good art that might shine on a project that wasn't boring drivel.

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