SFSX #2 (Safe Sex)

Writer: Tina Horn Artist: Michael Dowling Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 30, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
7.8Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

On the run, Avory seeks help from an unexpected source. The entire Dirty Mind team gets horrifying news about a fallen friend that galvanizes them into action against the Party!

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Nick Couture Oct 30, 2019

    Backed by great art from Michael Dowling and a strong point of view from Tina Horn, Safe Sex #2 is one of the best new Image titles this year. Avorys perspective is unlike the majority of protagonists we currently see in comics. Her journey remains effortlessly fascinating with plenty left to explore. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Chino DT Oct 30, 2019

    SFSX is a outline-breaking comic, it's about a society where sex is monitored and sexual diversity prohibited and punished, something not far from what is currently happening, I am fascinated by the way in which Tina Horn is creating a complex plot with a lot of plot twist around a delicate subject for society such as sexual diversity, something as old as humanity and even older than any religion created by man, the art of Michael Dowling is also exceptional without counting the colors and tones used throughout the comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Oct 30, 2019

    This second issue largely keeps the momentum of its predecessor, while establishing a unique status quo for the series as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Nov 3, 2019

    Strong themes, compelling writing and characters, and artwork that tells it as straight as does the writing, SFSX #2 is a belter of an issue that will leave you thinking hard on the implications. Both sides of the argument for and against sexual liberation are given, and if Horn's leanings are obvious to all, at least those opposed to her views cannot say they don't get a fair hearing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Oct 30, 2019

    As Averys life continues to crumble, shes lost in an arduous life path thats going to be more and more difficult to finesse. Above all else, SFSX is a survival story that has the potential to be quite inspirational and uplifting if everything gets off the ground right in the first few issues. Things seem to be heading in the right direction with this second issue, which is thoroughly engaging from beginning to end. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    On Comics Ground - Elizabeth Fazzio Oct 30, 2019

    I love that this book exists. It's a hard, no-frills look at the ramifications of an invasive authority"in their quest for total control they are only serving themselves, much though they proclaim otherwise. In this case, the authoritative body is attempting to harness control over what is possibly the most personal, intimate means of expression there is. In books"and in life"we've seen political groups attack such things as faith and art and force them to serve the state. We've seen them attack 'the other', any outsider or person who didn't fit their ideal mold, criminalize anything they determined to be undesirable. We still see it with minorities and the LGBTQ+ community and the community from which SFSX was born, that of the sex worker. The more of these stories we are exposed to, the more that are written and circulated, the more these subjects are shouted from the rooftops, saying, "We are here. We exist. And we are valid." the better. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Sequential Planet - Pashtrik Maloki Oct 30, 2019

    The fantastic setting, nice art and great underlying social commentary more than make up for the lacking characters... For now. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Oct 30, 2019

    The sex-positive tale of revolution starts letting the characters shine bright. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jay Hill Oct 29, 2019

    The story is building towards a great climax. In just a couple of issues, there has been a lot explored and expressed. The enemy is so dominating that it makes it that much more exciting to see how, or if, they’ll be overthrown. And I’ve been left wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Nov 4, 2019

    "SFSX" #2 would do well to slow down on its plot and go for internal growth for its characters if it wants to succeed beyond its message. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    I Review Comics May 11, 2020

    Tina Horn's Safe Sex #1 was a surprisingly awesome introduction to this world. Upon reading the first issue I added the series to my pull list and described the book as 1984 but with sex workers. This issue pushes the story forward a bit and by the end adds a layer of "A Clockwork Orange" into the mix.

    Avory is roundly rejected by her former associates after pleading for help in saving her husband. After the rejection, she reaches out to a former client who offers to help after hearing her story.

    The situation escalates further when the founder of the Dirty Mind establishment reappears publically apparently brainwashed and working with the authoritarian group known as "The Party".

    It's not th more

  • 7.5
    DippingBird Nov 4, 2019

  • 1.0
    Aren Oct 30, 2019

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