Counting down the Top 100 comics of the year
13. Sex Criminals
Written by Matt Fraction
Drawn by Chip Zdarsky
Published by Image Comics
With 'Sex Criminals,' Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky are telling an allegedly scandalous story about a thoroughly orgasmic (and eventually criminal) meet-cute that is as sexy and brilliant as it is hilarious and adorable.
Add those lovely escapades to an unraveling mystery about the true nature of The Quiet and the sparklingly snarky way that Fraction is taking on Apple and the book's scarlet letter, and it's easy to see why this book is both addictive and vital.
-- CBR Contributor Jason Tabrys
Meeting John and Suzi was the moment I finally found peers in comic books -- people who were quirky without being twee, weird without being pretentious, and sexy without being a caricature. 'Sex Criminals' is like 'The Wonder Years' for the grunge generation, except with woods porn and dildo fights. It makes me feel nostalgic without making me feel irrelevant.
-- CBR Staff Writer Casey Gilly
Not quite sure why it took so long for comic books to have a raunchy sci-fi sex comedy, but 'Sex Criminals' was worth the wait. With just three issues out in 2013, writer Matt Fraction and artist Chip Zdarsky quickly proved to be a perfect match on an Image Comics series about sex, crime and the much more complicated issue of making a genuine human connection. Each issue thus far is positively, um, dripping with imagination and ideas (like the gleefully implausible sex position montage in issue #1) that make it clear this is a work of true inspiration, with charmingly filthy results.
-- CBR Senior Editor Albert Ching