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Published: September 25, 2013
Publisher: Image Comics
Author: Website
Info: Goodreads

Suzie’s a normal girl with an extraordinary ability: when she has sex, she stops time. One night she meets John… who has the same gift. And so they do what any other sex-having, time-stopping, couple would do: they rob banks. In the vein of THE 40-YEAR OLD VIRGIN and BRIDESMAIDS, Image Comics invites you to come along with MATT FRACTION (Hawkeye, SATELLITE SAM) and CHIP ZDARSKY (Prison Funnies, Monster Cops) for the series that puts the “comic” back in “comics” and the “sexy” back in “sex crimes.” (goodreads.com)

So putting the “sexy” back in ” sex crimes” is skeevy at best. Who thought of that? The more I read it the more grossed out I get. Yeah, let’s make violent rape sexy. Granted, that’s not what this comic is about and I imagine it’s just a play on words because there are no actual sex crimes in this book, but there are people who have sex and then commit crimes together. Yeah. Real shitty play on words there. Real gross play on words too.

I have no idea what he hell this is. The main character lost her dad in some weird office mishap where he was thrown out the window. Mom circled the drain and Suzie found orgasms? I have no idea. It’s supposed to be funny but that’s not what I was picking up. I mean the tag line on Goodreads is “A sex comedy for comics.” So written by dudebros for dudebros? I don’t want to judge the authors based on this one comic because I haven’t read anything else, and the blurb is more than likely by the publisher, not the authors. But this is just all kinds of gross in the way it’s marketed.

And the story is lackluster. Again, girl loses dad, mom circles the drain while Suzie finds orgasms. She has some kind of synesthesia when she comes and when she meets a guy who sees the same thing when he comes they somehow start robbing banks or something. I have no idea. The story is disjointed at best. You’re not missing anything. If you want sexy go watch Cinemax or something. At least it’s more visually appealing and you don’t have to concern yourself with a story.

1.5

I received a copy of this comic from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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