Sex Criminals, vol. 1 by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
(Image Comics, 2014, 128 pages)
In case the title of this graphic novel isn’t descriptive enough, this is definitely a book that earned it’s “mature” rating. And not that I need to validate my reading choices (no one should ever have to do that) but this title was selected by TIME as one of their top 10 graphic novels for 2013 😉
Suzie is a young librarian with an interesting gift. When she has sex she has the ability to literally stop time. At first she’s not sure what to make of this ability, but then she learns how to make it work to her advantage. Then she meets Jon at a party and learns that he shares this same gift! They can’t believe they’ve found one another and then they get a brilliant idea for using their “power.” While time is stopped they’re going to rob banks… Nothing can go wrong, can it?
This is an ongoing series and volume 2 came out in March of this year. This was a unique read, for sure. It was quick and there was humor throughout. Just make sure if you decide to pick this up that you’re prepared for a fair amount of nudity (in case the title, cover, and summary didn’t clue you in). Happy reading.