Sex Criminals #16

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Chip Zdarsky Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 15, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 8
8.9Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

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SEX CRIMINALS is BACK. Full sex! Deep crime! Big floppy 16th issue!

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Feb 15, 2017

    After sixteenissues,Sex Criminals is still a rock solid book that delivers satisfaction and introduces complex topics through pages riddled with nudity and curse words. You can always rely on Sex Criminals to be a good read to take your mind off of the dreary dark news of the real world. It takes you to a place where people can stop time when they have sex and relationships can be built around robbing banks and rebuilding libraries. If this is a series you follow, there is now doubt you have been eagerly awaiting the release of the sixteenthissue, but if you are on the fence about picking it up: do it. Some might find this book offensive, but beneath the potty humor and sexual themes, there is a genuine story about how to navigate falling in love in extraordinary circumstances. Now that is something everyone can relate to. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Sarah Moran Feb 16, 2017

    This clocks me in at four reviews for Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's Sex Criminals, and ifmy adoration for this title isn't already clear, I must not bedoing this right. There are three volumes available in paperback which will get you all caught up, and if Fraction and Zdarsky are to be believed(and I'm sure they are), then for this arc, each month there'll be a new Sex Criminals. Or buy it all digitally, I don't really care. Just read it and enjoy. (Disclaimer: Adults Only. Seriously.) Read Full Review

  • 10
    AiPT! - Patrick Ross Feb 15, 2017

    Never leave us again, Sex Criminals. There was a huge gap in my pull list for the type of emotional resonance and laugh-out-loud humor that only this book can provide, and its return issue for the first time in months lives up to the series' own lofty expectations and then some. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Black Nerd Problems - Omar Holmon Feb 15, 2017

    With so many books coming out (and having to review them, no less) there's just something about Sex Criminals that puts you on notice. It's a book that doesn't rely on heavy action (unless we count pounding the yams) and is far above the bar in its uniqueness. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - Jake Hill Feb 20, 2017

    When you find yourself going through every panel of the recap, going through every page twice to take it all in, and reading every word of the back-matter pages, you know you are holding a really special comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Feb 16, 2017

    Sex Criminals#16 reminded me of why I loved this series when it first started out in 2013, which is Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's complete honesty about sex and relationships while still having some hilarious background gags from Zdarsky and an eccentric supporting cast, like the Alix who compares Jon to Don Quixote, and villains. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Eliot Cole Feb 16, 2017

    Honestly, you could pick up any issue of sex crims and be completely blown away. However, here, you'll get as close to perfection as you can, and still be eased in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Ray Mar 8, 2017

    At the end of the day if you are like me you are looking for a break from the brightly colored underpants on the outside crowd the you won't need to look far. Sex Criminals is a hip, and very cleverly written gem that you'd be thrilled you took a flyer on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Chris O'Connor Mar 1, 2017

    I was really interested in the way the story came out" as mentioned, it's tricky in this day and age to come up with a new "power" and perhaps even harder to create an origin of that "power". By marrying the "power" to sex Matt has given himself instant marketing bonus points but he's also shown that sex in comics doesn't always simply mean gratuitous nudity and hanky panky (though there is plenty of that too), that sex is just a part of the flow of the story and really creates an opportunity to look at intimate relationships without it being just a weak tacked on element to the story. But there's a big bonus to Sex Criminals" the letters page" there's a wealth of fan content there with responses from the creators themselves that are often hilarious. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Chad Rice Feb 15, 2017

    Overall, Im so glad this book is back! Its so different than anything else I pick up. Its a book all about human relationships, sexuality, and chock fill of as many sex puns as humanly possible. Its pretty much the best. This issue took a lot of time to focus in on Jon and Suzies relationship and it laid a good foundation for the rest of the arc yet to come *insert pun here* Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Dan Crotty Feb 19, 2017

    Suze and Jon's relationship continues to mature, sharing the not-so-sexy realities of making an adult relationship work. But hiatus or not, Jon's psych files in the hands of Kegelface is too big a thread to be ignored. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spock's Brain Feb 18, 2017

    This was a big issue that caught readers up to everything in the opening 8-9 pages, which was really helpful, because I am a monthly comic reader, and I forgot stuff over the eight months this was missing. What I remembered, or was delighted to have the book remind me of, was how charming and funny and fun this comic can be--anytime I put a comic down for a break because I am laughing is a good sign. This was a really, really good comic, sexy, funny, propelling the plot forward, always aware of propelling Jon and Suzie's characterization forward. Good fucking stuff. Oh, and the Fiona Staples cover is crazy.

  • 10
    stormgerlock Mar 29, 2017

    Amazing issue! I'm so happy to have this back! This issues does a great job of reintroducing us to our beloved characters and I'm excited to see where this arc goes.

  • 9.5
    Andrrrres Feb 16, 2017

    So glad this book is back!

  • 7.5
    Nightmare of Solomon Feb 18, 2017

    I have a love/hate relationship with this comic. I love the story in and of itself, but hate it when Fraction/Zdarsky just start patting themselves in the back with how witty their meta-commentary is.

    Luckily, they kept the meta-commentary to the recap pages and out of the actual story... and hope they can keep it like that, because that's what I hated from the previous arc.

  • 10
    endangered Jul 26, 2017

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    Serverarbengan Feb 16, 2017

  • 9.0
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Feb 17, 2017

  • 8.0
    CraigR Feb 27, 2017

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