Sex Criminals #12

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Chip Zdarsky Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 16, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
8.7Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

Suzie and Jon continue the worst recruitment plan in the history of entertaining second-act montage sequences. Getting the band together never had so many fluids. By Hollywood jerkhole MATT FRACTION (ODY-C, SATELLITE SAM, Hawkeye) and literally a shed-full of car keys that somehow manages to draw comics.

  • 10
    AiPT! - Patrick Ross Sep 15, 2015

    Sex Criminals has been so consistent that the real story would be if this issue were anything less than great. Thankfully that isn't the case, as issue #12 pairs the usual laughter and the feelings we've all felt in a relationship with a completely off-the-wall action sequence that isn't to be missed. It's the funniest book on shelves today, but also surprisingly layered. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Levi Hunt Sep 17, 2015

    This is easily the wackiest Sex Criminals has gone yet and Chip Zdarsky really gets a chance to visually impress with this issue. But, most impressively, it still manages to keep that emotional core by intercutting those silly scenes with a moving college lecture and some character-defining scenes with Robert Rainbow. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Sep 21, 2015

    There is a lot more that happens in this issue, especially with Kegel face taking measures that will delve into John's background. This was a fun issue as well as informative, Matt and Zdarsky always leave us satisfied. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Sep 16, 2015

    Good on you, Matt and Chip. And Spencer and Thomas and Lauren and Drew. And good on you, Image Comics, for daring to put a book as important as Sex Criminals in my hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Sep 21, 2015

    Sex toys, cum angels, and endearing characters. What more could one ask for in a comic book? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 17, 2015

    This issue is definitely the jolt in the arm this book needed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Luke Dorian Blackwood Sep 17, 2015

    After I read issue #12, I returned to some of the issues of Sex Criminals during its first and second arcs, and in doing so I started to erase the doubts I'd been having. This series' greatest asset is its ability to seemingly reach inside you and lay bare your innermost feelings. Yes, it makes silly sex jokes, and sometimes seems quite sure that it is much cooler than you, but the way it discusses sex, life, and anxiety can often be painfully authentic. Unfortunately, there isn't a whole lot of that on display in issue #12 alone as it seems the series is now relying on the strength of the arc more so than the separate issues. Fans of the series definitely should not miss it, but I have a feeling that those who are waiting for the trade might have a better time of it. Read Full Review

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