Sex Criminals #7

Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Chip Zdarsky Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 13, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 10
8.6Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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Jon breaks into Kegelface's house and oh my golly what on EARTH do you think he finds there. Not only are our beloved Sex Criminals not alone...they're not unwatched, either. And Suzie learns once and for all the fate of her precious library.

  • 10
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Aug 13, 2014

    A touching, hilarious, ribbed-for-your-pleasure ride, Sex Criminals should be at the top of your pull list each month. So snap on some rubber gloves and a mining helmet and dive deep into this series if you haven't already. It was written for you. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Garry Mac Aug 13, 2014

    With dialogue like that, some beautiful exploration of the futility of orgasm through Jon's adventures in Cumworld, and a climactic (ha!) Dildo Battle, Fraction is doing something that's been required of comics for years he's making sex fun. Zdarsky's art gorgeously prevents this from ever seeming sleazy, and the whole thing feels effervescent and fresh, more like the immediate post-coital glow than the cold sweaty comedown. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - vashmcdash Aug 15, 2014

    Sex Criminal may be a lot more on the mature side for comics, but it's a series every grown adult should be reading. What Fraction writes for this book is some of the most original content I've ever read for any story ever. Zdarsky and Becka compliment this wild story with some of the most beautiful artwork out there right now. So do yourself a favor, if you're up to date pick this issue up. If not go out now and buy this entire series and you'll thank me later. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Aug 14, 2014

    If you're not reading this series, there's nothing I can tell you. For the foreseeable future, I will be shouting its praises from the mountaintop. If it starts to suck, you'll be the first to know. Luckily, I don't think that's going to happen any time soon. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 14, 2014

    Matt Fraction continues to imbue even the most ridiculous situations with real, genuine weight, resulting in yet another memorable and affecting installment. He and Chip Zdarsky have taken their storytelling craft to an entirely different level so far in the book's second arc, and while the story as a whole remains on the slower side, it's never anything less than compelling. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Latest Pull - Tshepo Mokoena Aug 15, 2014

    This book is dirty, funny, witty, dark, sexual and an all round good time for anyone who is of mature audience. There is a dildo fight scene, orgasms, kegelface , people called the sex police, why would you not want to read this? Fraction does a good job of transporting the reader to this zany universe he is building every month. Cannot wait for the next one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Magen Cubed Aug 15, 2014

    Even with its silly and unflinching sense of humor, Sex Criminals #7 proves itself to be yet another remarkably emotionally complicated issue. The thread of Suzie and her friend Rach is played subtly and straightforwardly by Fraction and Zdarsky, as their reconciliation comes with a fair measure of comedy and relief for Suzie. Jons thread, as is his overall developing backstory, is an awkward tale of youthful sexual curiosity interspersed with a cold, detached sadness. Despite the ever-increasing absurdity this book revels in, the underpinning of intimacy, loss and human connection continues to be my favorite element of the book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Rachel Greeman Aug 16, 2014

    This month's issue spells out for us in capital letters that Jon is NOT OKAY. From the blank pictures to the actual breaking and entering, we're beginning to see that Jon is both out of touch with his own actions and with the reality around him, and it's unclear if he really has a desire to amend that. Which is not necessarily his fault, as he is struggling with a very real mental illness, but someone needs to lend him a helping hand, and I'm not sure Susan is really in a place where she can pull him up instead of getting pulled down instead. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 18, 2014

    "Sex Criminals" #7 is another big success, and it's a pleasure to have a book this inventive and funny out on a regular basis. For a book that has a big crazy high concept, it's the characterization and the strong art that brings me back for more with each new installment. If you're not reading the comic, this is a good a place as any to fix that. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Alessandro Spitoni Aug 15, 2014

    This book is yet another addition to a beautifully written, comedic tale. All the while framed by it's almost perfect cartoonic imagery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Steven Michael Scott Aug 29, 2014

    Is Sex Criminals worth your time and money? The answer is unequivocally without a doubt YES. If you're trade waiting, don't. This series needs to be experienced now, as it's happening, to be discussed with fellow readers, month after month. As far as I'm concerned, the human race is divided into two camps. Those who are fans of Sex Criminals, and those who haven't read it yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Aug 13, 2014

    Aside from the funniest panel ever, there’s a little less comedy dispersed throughout this issue as readers are normally used to—it’s still a good read though, but it definitely reads more sweet than funny proving that there’s a lot of heart to the series beyond the (butt stuff) and sex jokes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Aug 13, 2014

    It's emotional deep-dive time, as Suzie reveals her secret to an old friend and Jon reflects on his relationship with his ability. Fraction and Zdarsky continue to develop their characters with incredible emotional authenticity, while still telling a story with a delightfully far-out premise. This issue is a little bit slower-paced than usual, but it's a great tee-up for something bolder next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - ZXRoberts Sep 4, 2014

    A strong issue that repairs the relationship between Rach and Suzie whilst offering some hilarious, laugh out loud, elements. With Jon back on form and having declared war on the sex police the three now appear united. The brilliant double ended dildo fight is a sight not to be missed. Read the Q&A at the end as both Fraction and Zdarsky answer fan letters, their responses are almost as funny as the book itself. Sex Criminals #7 is funny, brilliantly written and wonderfully drawn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Aug 14, 2014

    Although the colors felt a little undersaturated and overly shaded at times, regular readers will enjoy how this issue is filled with Zdarksy's trademark absurdities (i.e. a dildo-esque homage to Darth Maul's dual-edge lightsaber) and Fraction's witty dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Lindsey Bass Aug 14, 2014

    Another great issue of a great book. Sex Criminals is entertaining and slightly disturbing at times. I'd venture to say it takes an open mind to enjoy this book. Or maybe just a sense of humor. The more we learn about Jon and Suzie the more I want to read. Sure there's a lot of unusual things taking place when it comes to the sex police, but it's not the whole story. It's said perfectly on the back cover of this issue, “for mature readers duh but it's totally cool if someone's just reading it to you I guess.” Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Aug 14, 2014

    "Sex Criminals" #7 is still bringing the funny but it does struggle a little bit when it comes to the story. It's moving forward but relying too much on Jon, who's beginning to suffer as a character. The issue is not bad but I do tend to a have higher standards for this series. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Aug 13, 2014

    Sex Criminals #7 is a mixed bag. There are certainly some positive aspects (characterization for sure), but there are also some bad parts that really sink the book. Jon is thoroughly becoming unlikeable, the storytelling was questionable, and the humor was forgettable at points. Read Full Review

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