Sex Criminals #11

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Chip Zdarsky Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 29, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 13
8.4Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

NEW STORY! NEW ARC! SAME OLD MATT AND CHIP. Jon and Suzie have a gift: when they have sex, they stop time. And they're not alone. Get on board the book that's been called "hilarious" and "arousing" - by Chip's mommy. OH! All these issues? They're all in a sealed bag because 1000 totally random blank covers have been "customized" by Matt and Chip. Will YOU be one of the lucky ones (thousand)? Will YOUR copy be worth a million dollars one day because it is one-of-a-kind and unique (probably not)? YES! (No.)

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Sarah Moran Jul 28, 2015

    Sex Criminals has returned with a vengeance, for boththe Sex Police andour sensibilities. Never has a comic so lewd and crude left me as charmed and enthusiastic for where it goes next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jul 30, 2015

    It doesn't matter if this is your first time or your eleventh time hanging out with Jon and Suze, Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky live to satisfy and that's precisely what Sex Criminals #11 does as it returns to dirty up our comic shop shelves. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Andrew Stevens Jul 31, 2015

    So yeah, another stellar issue of my favourite comic. Now excuse me while I go and frame my copy and hang it up somewhere where my parents will almost certainly see it next time they're over. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Aug 3, 2015

    Sex Criminals is a great, original book full of superb writing, Fraction and Zdarsky's trademark humor and colorful art. A must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Patrick Ross Jul 28, 2015

    Don't ever leave us again! Sex Criminals is one of the funniest books on stands today, and this issue only adds to its legend. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    BGCP - Mario Aug 3, 2015

    Long overdue release of this issue and it did not miss the mark, another interesting tale on another sex powered person and the art is on point. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 30, 2015

    Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, the wizards that they are, again find the sweet spot between quirky sex comedy and nuanced character study, combining for a read that's as affecting as it is raunchy. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Katherine Ullman Jul 28, 2015

    Theres a huge payoff at the end (double entendre intended) that was unexpected, and is certainly makes the book worth getting, since it isnt something that I was expecting, though to be fair it is a logical extension of some of the events in last issue. It is, however, potentially problematic for me for personal reasons. I cant really say more about it without giving it away in a huge spoiler, but it is something that is going to be worth talking about regardless of how its handled, so its something Ill address when I cover #12. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Bruce Banter Jul 28, 2015

    What I liked about this issue was it felt the story is finally moving in full gear. While Sex criminals is always a fun read, it has always felt like a ride around the block in a convertible, instead of a trip across the country. Now that Jon and Suzie have a list of others like them, they are on the road looking for others. Hopefully to assemble a Sex fueled super hero team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Kevin McConnell Jul 31, 2015

    If anything you can see why the book is popular. It really doesn't show any judgement for the actual sex of the book. The judgement stems from the crimes committed after sex. It took me a while to fully understand that conclusion but it makes sense. The perception with a title like "Sex Criminals" gives you a negative connotation. But the two are very separate in how they are shown. Sex is one thing and crime is another. It is not a crime to have sex with someone is the biggest takeaway. Maybe when the book is collected into a larger omnibus Fraction and Zdarsky can make it a book for education? Or maybe just keep making an excellent story that works too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 29, 2015

    There's still a nice vein of silly humor running through "Sex Criminals" #11, so don't think this book has gotten a little too serious. From "CSI: Miami" jokes to writer asides in place of a trip to an ethnic grocery store, there's a vein of ridiculousness that keeps the book from ever getting dark and depressing. With juggled plotlines and a growing, expanding cast of characters, every new issue of "Sex Criminals" is a real joy to read. It's great to have "Sex Criminals" back, and doubly so to have a market that embraces this sort of smart, sexy, silly serial. Bring it on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Villain Smash - Eric Switzer Jul 29, 2015

    "Sex Criminals" is the kind of book many who choose to avoid it would actually really love and connect to. The boners betray its heart. I would encourage everyone, even the most uptight soccer mom with a "I need to speak to the manager" haircut to jump into the series. Matt has clearly researched well and by all accounts has nailed a female voice. Brimpers 4 life. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Luke Dorian Blackwood Jul 30, 2015

    Don't get me wrong.This issue ofSex Criminals is still packs in the gags and the charm, but it seems the story is reaching something of a turning point, and it remains to be seen whether it can round that corner while still making the same kind of impact the first runs did. At the very least, it will keep our jaws dropping from its sheer audacity. I'm confident in that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Josh Epstein Jul 28, 2015

    The return of Sex Criminals to comic shop stands is a mixed bag. The book has all the same elements which made it a raging success, but this issue feels more like what it is: a bridge from what has come before to what the book is about to become, which is a more ensemble-focused endeavor. This is not necessarily a bad thing, and as a bridge it does quite well. When collected in trade, it will make an excellent first chapter. The dialogue between the characters and the audience remains one of the book's strong points, even if it felt a tad bit overdone in this instance. Zdarsky is fantastic even if he doesn't get enough opportunities to strut his stuff. Overall, this is not the strongest issue of Sex Criminals, but it still delivers all the solid punches which have made the series so enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 3, 2015

    For people who have been hearing about the Sex Criminals hype, unfortunately, this might not be the issue for you to try it out. Indeed, fans who have been waiting for months might still be a little disappointed in this book's not-so-triumphant return. But like all things with sex, this book is a far better experience if you come into it without inflated expectations - there's a charm and intelligence to Sex Criminals underneath all the gags, and hopefully we'll see more of it soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Harry C. Jul 30, 2015

    As always, Sex Criminals entertains readers with its lewd and crude humor yet thoughtful insight on sex and sensibilities. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Andr Habet Aug 1, 2015

    Currently, I have no idea where things are gonna head for our characters in this arc and that's just the way I want things. Given how dark and intimate the last arc was, I'm hoping that Zdasrky and Fraction continue to play with the tone of the series. My personal hope right now is that the arc culminates in an Oceans Eleven-type heist that sees Jon and Suzie lead a gaggle of sex criminals on a caper against the sex police. However, I'm certain that Fraction and Zdasrky have something much more ingenious in mind. Read Full Review

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