Sex #3

Sex #3

Writer: Joe Casey Artist: Piotr Kowalski Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 22, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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There are a million stories in Saturn City, and Simon Cooke's is just one of them! His future may be wide open, but the past is hot on his tail! The Old Man can still get it up! No two ways about it -- this is the perfect time to pay for SEX! It's even better than you think!

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson May 21, 2013

    SEX is ready for it's next act and based on what's come before it's going to be big, intriguing and complex. While that may seem daunting it will also be as much fun as SEX can possibly be. With Casey and Kowalski leading the way your satisfaction is guaranteed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Ket's Comics - Michael Bowie May 29, 2013

    I can't sing the praises of this book enough. It's quickly climbing the ranks of my favorite books, new or old. Given enough time it may even top the list. Do yourselves a favor and just give it a chance, better yet, read it with your significant other. Do it. Come on. You know you want to. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey May 22, 2013

    The visuals are nice, too. Piotr Kowalski's art coupled with Brad Simpson's colors makes for one pretty package. There's a washed out tinge to the pages, like the brights are no longer quite as bright. It's a great example of the art fitting perfectly into the storytelling. The only problem with Sex is the lettering. I applaud Rus Wooton for taking a risk and doing something unique looking, but it really feels like it's not working. It's harder to read than it should be and messes with the flow of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White May 24, 2013

    All told, this isn't the issue where things start "happening" " but then, it's starting to look like that kind of issue isn't really in the cards. Not in a bad way, either: this just might be the sort of series were you find yourself adjusting to a certain atmosphere and pace that you might not exactly be used to, where you find yourself experiencing something that's different than what you set out for. And I know you're waiting for another sex pun in there somewhere, but I won't give you the satisfaction, and neither will this book. "Sex", in a lot of ways, is about frustration, which is the opposite of sex, but damned if it isn't an interesting theme for a certain kind of slow-paced and thoughtful fable. This series is definitely going somewhere, but it's subtle, and in order to get something out of it you have to engage with the complexity and yes, the ennui, yourself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray May 26, 2013

    If for no other reason, Jose Casey's Sex needs to be applauded for being unafraid to put the subject of most superhero comics front and centre in his dialogue with the genre. Dissecting what happens after the thrill is gone for former foes Simon Cooke and Annabelle LaGravenese, Casey's narrative might as well be dealing with Batman and Catwoman hanging up their costumes, and with them the things that got them hot and passionate in the first place Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Augie De Blieck Jr. May 23, 2013

    "Sex" #3 feels like the turning point for the series. Casey has put all his soldiers on the field, and they seem to be marching together. The introductions are over, and the plot is more than just a series of question marks. You can feel the momentum building, which is very exciting. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Ed Allen May 24, 2013

    Regardless of my complaints, Sex is something that I would urge you all to try at least once, especially if you’re looking for something different from the typical superhero experience. It’s only possible for talented creators like Casey and Kowalski to fall short when they aim high and I think it’s fair to say that they’re aiming high with Sex. I’m very curious to see how the series will develop from here and given that there’s a lot of people who I think will enjoy this comic, particularly its artwork, I would hate to think that my personal tastes have turned you off. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 26, 2013

    The biggest hurdle in the issue comes in the question of the lettering/text issues, though, and Casey puts a new spin on the kind of territory seen before in 'Watchmen' and 'Wanted,' a world where the heroes have given up their tights, but still have the same issues and flaws that they did when they were fighting in the streets. Still, it's 3 issues in and the central conflict is still pretty remote, and while Simon Cooke is an interesting protagonist, he's not a particularly likeable one, which can be a problem. Sex #3 continues in an interesting vein, but much like Saturday-night Cinemax, it's hard to get the balance of story-to-softcore exactly right, making things feel a bit off, leaving the book with 3 out of 5 stars overall. Once we've wrung all the shock value out of the title and the sexy-sexy, though, I'm hoping that the core premise will still hold water... Read Full Review

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