Sex Criminals #6

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Chip Zdarsky Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 18, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 11
8.9Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

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TIME MAGAZINE’S COMIC OF THE YEAR RETURNS WITH ITS SECOND STORYLINE! After their narrow getaway from the Sex Police, Jon and Suzie are learning that this is “just the tip” of a massive iceberg. And what happens after the rush of a new relationship fades? Are they in love, lust, like, or just lame? Sexy fun times returns: We missed you so much, brimpers.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Jun 18, 2014

    This is an unusual issue for Sex Criminals, but it is and always has been an unusual book. I'm thoroughly excited to see where they take this in the next few months, and hopefully we're not all too emotionally shattered at the end to soldier on. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Brendan McGuirk Jun 17, 2014

    Zdarsky and Fraction are redeeming the very idea of the sex comedy. It's important. And best of all, it relieves the tension. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Jun 19, 2014

    Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky have won fans' hearts (and maybe some other organs, based on the letters) with the first volume of SEX CRIMINALS, and now they're back for round two. Things take a more serious tone for this issue, but it's good; this issue sets up plenty of conflicts to resolve over the course of the next arc, and the war on the Sex Police gets off to a heated start. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jun 19, 2014

    I dont have to tell you, you already know how great this book is. If somehow you dont: buy the first trade, jump in with #6, what are you doing? Buy it already, Stupid. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Newell Turner Jun 25, 2014

    Sex Criminals is back on a monthly basis for the time being which is good because it is one of those books that I can't wait to read. With the way this issue ends, it looks like things are about to ramp up, making it even harder to wait! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Jun 18, 2014

    This one's a no brainer, and has consistently been one of the best comics in the industry since its debut. This long awaited second arc lives up to expectations and then some, and is a great first step towards a more expansive story. And no matter what, make sure you don't miss this month's letter column (LETTER DADDIES) for some amazing write-ins from fans, and a piece of submitted artwork from a very well-known artist that will make your jaw drop. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Rhymes With Geek - Nikki Sherman Jun 18, 2014

    This issue dives back into the series after a brief hiatus head first into a pool of readers tears. In an honest and beautifully candid portrayal of the cycles of relationships and mental health disorders, Fraction and Zdarsky strike gold in their latest installment of Sex Criminals. If you arent reading this series, you should be, and if you are following along already, keep on brimping. 9.8 out of 10. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Tres Dean Jun 18, 2014

    Sex Criminals #6 is a masterful display of emotional vulnerability channeled perfectly through the medium. Buy this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jun 18, 2014

    Sex Criminals #6 is the restarting of my obsession with this book. From the opening page to the mature readers warning on the back, it's a book that will make you laugh out loud but then make you cry when it's over. This book delivers on the comedy and on the story and thus cannot be missed. If Sex Criminals isn't on your pull list then it's time to rectify that now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopMatters - Steven Michael Scott Jul 8, 2014

    Ask yourself this: Do you like your comics with a sci-fi twist, lovable characters, laugh-out-loud absurdity and a healthy dose of sexual debauchery? Then ask your local comic shop retailer if Sex Criminals may be right for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Backwards Compatible - Paul Fiander Jun 17, 2014

    Matt Fraction is showing that he has a certain panache for delving into the real sides of relationships. The mixture of real life with the outlandishness of the stories central conceit helps to make this one of the best stories on the shelves today. When you throw in Chip Zdarsky’s art then Sex Criminals really is a story that can take you to heaven and back within 20 odd pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jun 17, 2014

    At the end of the day, Jon is actually a pretty good guy. He legitimately cares for Suzie, and so for every moment of his messed up life, there seems to be a great moment where we see him trying to be better, and bounce back from the funk that he's trapped in for the majority of this issue. It's a stellar character piece, and as a result, the ending of this particular issue is extraordinarily impactful, and its ramifications in future issues are undoubtedly going to make for some outstanding story telling. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jun 20, 2014

    The story isn't quite as instantly engaging as the first few issues, but now that the principles have been established and there's some emotional skin in the game, an issue like this sets a nice tone and gives the reader a chance to invest ever further in the characters, as well as deal with the question that, I feel, will take up a good chunk of the arc " what if these two are totally wrong for each other? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - ZXRoberts Sep 2, 2014

    A surprisingly dark and serious turn in the story that reveals much about Jon, and his problems. The neurotic and paranoid panic of him having the dreaded CancerAIDS is serious but still darkly funny. A solid issue that finally puts names to the faces of the ominous sex police. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Ben Silverio Jun 21, 2014

    Finally, after creating an accurate and much-desired picture of modern couples, we did get back to the fantastical element of this story and the thing that drew us all in at the start. I'm excited to see where things go with Jon, Suzie, the Fancy Man, and Kegelface because by the tone in the closing word bubbles, our hero is about to open a can of whoop-ass. I don't know about you, but that's something that I want to see. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Jun 17, 2014

    Sex Criminals is one of the strongest comics out there. Let's hope that this new arc helps it stay that way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jun 23, 2014

    The funny and ridiculous developments in the plot, such as the blooping "Cumpass," are grounded by the realism of Jon's mental state. In the final panel of "Sex Criminals" #6, Jon's declaration of war on the Sex Police promises another new direction for Fraction and Zdarksky's unpredictable and original story in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jun 19, 2014

    This issue may not garner Fraction as many laughs as what readers encountered in the first arc, but he is definitely touching on some really thoughtful and interesting topics that many readers will no doubt appreciate. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Jun 18, 2014

    Sex Criminals #6 is a promising start of a brand new arc that fills me with a bit of hope and confidence that previous issues haven't been able to instill. The story is interesting and could be very good depending on how it plays it out, but problems still remain. The book can't decide on or balance its tone, the humor falls even flatter than usual, and almost every character but Jon gets the shaft this issue. Hopefully, things will be getting better as time goes on and this is merely a bump in the road for the new arc. Read Full Review

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