SFSX #5 (Safe Sex)

Writer: Tina Horn Artist: Jen Hickman Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 15, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Introducing new series artist Jen Hickman.

"BARRIERS"
The Dirty Mind team puts all their special skills of intrigue and bondage to use busting their friends out of the Pleasure Center. Just when the jailbreak seems to be going according to plan, everyone finds themselves in worse predicaments than ever.

  • 8.4
    On Comics Ground - Elizabeth Fazzio Jan 15, 2020

    I was particularly entranced by Tula Lotay's cover art for this issue. Its verisimilitude makes it look nearly photographic; you're able to imagine the characters in a more three-dimensional manner. (Not to disparage Jen Hickman's art, obviously, which is as fantastic as ever--full of motion and detail and feeling.) For me, the better able I am to imagine the characters, the more real they become to me, and that makes their stories resonate more strongly. They become people rather than characters. Though the through-line of SFSX is moderately predictable, its subject and characters are unique, and that makes it engaging. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson" Jan 15, 2020

    The plot continues to peel back the layers of the series' dark world, both in terms of character development and in overall queer culture. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 15, 2020

    Stylistic limitations aside, the central story of SFSX remains entertaining into its fifth issue. The emotional contrast between The Dirty Mind revolutionaries and The Party's sinister authoritarian regime remains respectably vivid in a series that feels like it's beginning to build an enjoyable narrative rhythm. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jay Hill Jan 14, 2020

    Tina Horn’s tale of sex, suppression, and solidarity is continuing to be a great read. This comic is not short on ideas or entertainment. And, in this issue, you can add suspenseful action to the long list of elements this comic brings to the table. With Jen Hickman’s “cool” art and magnificent colors, the sex is still in safe hands. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Jan 14, 2020

    An imperfect issue about opening up and expanding the world before all hell breaks loose. Read Full Review

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