Sex Criminals #13

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Chip Zdarsky Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 14, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 9
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  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Oct 13, 2015

    Sex Criminals #13 is a great comic for a lot of reasons, like the fantastic artwork and the sharp script, but its importance to asexual representation this month cannot be overstated. Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky have never shied away from incendiary or rarely discussed topics, but Sex Criminals #13 scratches a very specific itch that has gone long un-addressed in pop culture. Representation is important, and Sex Criminals #13 finally shines a tasteful light on an often overlooked, and misunderstood, section of humanity. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Andr Habet Oct 14, 2015

    You should read this comic whether or not you like comics, know what comics are, or even if you don't give a hoot about sex in its many permutations. This is a comic that makes you feel less alone if you're the right reader, and this issue in particular will hit you in your belly, and heart just as much as your groin. And all of that happens prior to the #dickduck. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Kara Waltersdorff Oct 14, 2015

    This was a beautiful, sharp addition to the SEX CRIMINALS archive, while being interesting and respectful to all of the characters involved. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Oct 14, 2015

    This book goes hard in the obscure but the character development and story is straight up Pulitzer level (IDC, IDC, IDFC). Matt and Chip, the tag team champs, do it again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 16, 2015

    Fraction and Zdarsky make "Sex Criminals" #13 another winner. Each new installment is that much more entrancing and continues to provide a richer depiction of both the fictional setup the duo have created as well as of sexuality in general. If you've been a little "Sex Criminals"-curious, this is a good place to give it a try. Go on. It'll still respect you in the morning. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Kelly Richards Oct 16, 2015

    Well written, beautifully illustrated, funny, heart breaking, and sort of gross, issue #13 is everything you could possibly want, and with some interesting twists and intriguing new characters, issue #13 has definitely left me wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Rainbow Hub - Luke Dorian Blackwood Oct 16, 2015

    Of course, after this brief sojourn into the life of Alix, we return to the "everyone's out to get Jon and Suzie" show for the issue's cliffhanger ending, and like I said before I'm not always so intrigued by the mechanics of theSex Criminalsplot. But as long as there are more issues like this one coming down the road, I'd say Sex Criminals is still very much a ride worth staying on. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Levi Hunt Oct 15, 2015

    Sex Criminals should just become a series of one-shots focusing on people's sexual experiences. That's what Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky do so well " they tell personal, honest stories about these scary subjects and they do it in simultaneously funny and tender ways. But it seems that they're also losing their grasp of the overall narrative. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopOptiq - Meg Oct 14, 2015

    P.S. Does it count as spoilers if its in the backmatter? Jon is bi! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - Patrick Ross Oct 14, 2015

    This issue is not bad—far from it. It's an interesting perspective on a new character with a less common sexual orientation, and it's commendable and important that Fraction is bringing attention to a typically underrepresented spot on the sexuality spectrum. For anyone who has ever heard of being asexual and thought it was something made up, this issue should be required reading. However, as a single-issue read of the series, it's a bit disorienting and seemingly disconnected from the stories that have been told thus far. I'm sure it will connect to the bigger picture in due time, but it's one of those issues that will most likely make a lot more sense read as part of a trade rather than just this one single issue. Still, if you're a fan of the series, there's no reason not to read this one. Read Full Review

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