Title: Sex Criminals Vol. 2: Two Worlds, One Cop
Author: Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
Publisher: Image Comics
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The second storyline from the Eisner-award winning SEX CRIMINALS finds the honeymoon to be over for Jon and Suzie. Once the thrill of new lust fades, where do you go? (Source: Goodreads)
The second volume of Sex Criminals follows Jon and Suzie after their first encounter with the Sex Police. Things have changed as the honeymoon as come to an end and the pair begin to grow apart. When Suzie’s library faces the ultimate threat – demolition – the pair must reunite to bring an end to the Sex Police forever.
I really enjoyed this volume of Sex Criminals which continues on with the beautiful style and humor of the previous volume. I really enjoyed reading this storyline which was thrilling and emotional in ways quite different from the previous issues of the series.
This storyline really pursues some more emotional depth between the two protagonists as the nature of their relationship shifts. Jon begins to really fall in love with Suzie, unfortunately the pair grow apart as Suzie becomes more invested in her work and Jon has to deal with this faltering mental health. I thought that the book really captured the emotional impact of all of these changes and I really felt for the couple.
One thing that really blew me away was the attention to detail in these books. Fraction and Zdarsky really bring an element of knowledge and information to this series that could have really been skipped over and maybe would have taken away some of the charm from the series. There is a great deal of information on contraceptives and mental health scattered throughout this volume, which really impressed me.
The art was beautiful as always. There was significantly less of The Quiet featured in this volume but there were new elements added, like new characters who can access The Quiet in ways quite different from Jon and Suzie. This was illustrated beautifully!
I am growing increasingly fond of this series and am excited to read more in the future.
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