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Preview: Sex Criminals #8

Sex Criminals #8

Story By: Matt Fraction
Art By: Chip Zdarsky
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JUN140572
Published: October 8, 2014

Jon and Suzie have had to deal with a whole lot in their time together but nothing can prepare them for…Robert Rainbow. Actually he’s a pretty cool guy. And that’s the problem. Come along and laff and love with the Eisner Award nominated SEX CRIMINALS by MATT FRACTION (SATELLITE SAM, HAWKEYE) and special guest artist CHIP ZDARSKY (SPAWN*, THE WALKING DEAD*) *avid reader of


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Sexual Dummy? Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky Have Just The Tips for You

just the tips coverThis November, Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky, creators of the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning bestselling Image Comics series Sex Crimninals, will share some of the sexual wisdom that only a year spent creating a comic book about a couple who stop time when they climax can give you, in an elegantly satirical, NSFW hardcover book, Just The Tips.

With tips, tricks, moves, advice, suggestions, stories, and confessions, how-tos, do’s, don’ts, and do-agains-but-slower-this-times from the unmissable letters column of Sex Criminals, plus helpful illustrations of hot positions1 and other brand-new material, Just The Tips will give every sex-dummy the tools for totally not sucking at sex anymore.2

Fraction spoke for himself and Zdarsky about their new creation: “

On the cusp of becoming internationally renowned Sex Experts (note to Chip: we really need to figure out a way to tighten up ‘Sex Experts’ for the Press Release. Sexexp? Seexperts? Think it over some), Chip and I feel what anyone might feel in our position: drunk, absolutely drunk, with power, and overdosing on raw sex energy. Today: this book. Tomorrow: public office.

just the tipsJust The Tips is 96 pages of pure sexual knowledge as hard as the covers that contains it, guaranteed3 to take readers’ boudoir4 life from boring to brimpin’. It will be in comic book stores on November 26 and bookstores on December 2 and is very available for pre-order now.

Not sure if JUST THE TIPS is for you? What’s wrong with you? Of course it is. But Image is generously offering a 23-page PDF preview, downloadable here.

  1. Including, but definitely not limited to, swaffling, shrimping, twerging, and auto-erotic twerging.
  2. Some tips may require the purchase of additional tools from reputable sex-tool vendors.
  3. Not guaranteed.
  4. French, and therefore sexy, for “bedroom.”

Matt Fraction’s Casanova Returns to Image

Image Comics has announced the return of Casanova by Matt Fraction, Gabriel Bá, and Fábio Moon in a series of deluxe hardcover “Complete Editions.” The first of these, Casanova Volume 1: Luxuria, will be released in October 2014, followed by Casanova Volume 2: Gula in November, and Casanova Volume 3: Avarita in December.

Casanova “Cass” Quinn was born into a life of wealth and privilege but turned his back on it to pursue his own interests — namely stealing, spying, and living a hedonistic life with few moral compunctions. The black sheep in a family of international super-spies, Cass is pulled back into their sphere after an evil organization targets the Quinns. In a game of hidden agendas and double espionage across parallel universes, Cas must choose an identity. Is he the decadent thief named Casanova Quinn? Or is he the top secret agent named… Casanova Quinn?

Writer Fraction is known for his metafictional winks and deft melding of genres in the mega-hit Sex Criminals, and Casanova puts his skill at the forefront in a science fiction spy story shot through with psychedelia, with gorgeous art by renowned Brazilian artists Bá and Moon.

In January 2014, Image Comics announced that Casanova would return with a fourth volume, Acedia, co-written by Fraction and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon.

Each Complete Edition of Casanova collects four issues of the critically-acclaimed series in a deluxe, oversized hardcover volume, complete with covers and extra content. Volume 1: Luxuria will be in comic book stores on October 22 and bookstores on November 4; Volume 2: Gula will be in comic book stores on November 12 and bookstores on November 25Volume 3: Avarita will be in comic book stores on December 17 and bookstores on December 30. All are now available for pre-order.


Preview: Satellite Sam #10

Satellite Sam #10

Story By: Matt Fraction
Art By: Howard Chaykin
Cover By: Howard Chaykin
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: APR140594
Published: September 17, 2014

The second arc of SATELLITE SAM comes to its thundering conclusion: everybody’s secrets get a little bit of daylight and all hell is set to break loose in front of, and behind, the cameras. Who killed Satellite Sam and why? What happened to Michael White during the war? And who can he trust to help him set things right?


Preview: Sex Criminals #7

Sex Criminals #7

Story By: Matt Fraction
Art By: Chip Zdarsky
Cover By: Chip Zdarsky
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAY140728
Published: August 13, 2014

Jon breaks into Kegelface’s house and oh my golly what on EARTH do you think he finds there. Not only are our beloved Sex Criminals not alone…they’re not unwatched, either. And Suzie learns once and for all the fate of her precious library.


Preview: Satellite Sam #9

Satellite Sam #9

Story By: Matt Fraction
Art By: Howard Chaykin
Cover By: Howard Chaykin
Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: MAR140592
Published: July 2, 2014

The clock runs out to save the network from scandal as Michael makes the biggest mistake of his life—and the only friend he has left behind the scenes has to face his father’s killer alone.


Preview: Sex Criminals #6

Sex Criminals #6

Story By: Matt Fraction
Art By: Chip Zdarsky
Cover By: Chip Zdarsky
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: APR140596
Published: June 18, 2014

TIME MAGAZINE’S COMIC OF THE YEAR RETURNS WITH ITS SECOND STORYLINE! After their narrow getaway from the Sex Police, Jon and Suzie are learning that this is “just the tip” of a massive iceberg. And what happens after the rush of a new relationship fades? Are they in love, lust, like, or just lame? Sexy fun times returns: We missed you so much, brimpers.


Preview: Satellite Sam #8

Satellite Sam #8

Story By: Matt Fraction
Art By: Howard Chaykin
Cover By: Howard Chaykin
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: FEB140626
Published: May 7, 2014

SEX! DEATH! LIVE TV! Michael and Kara make a major breakthrough in their unofficial investigation into the death of the man that played “Satellite Sam” as everyone’s kinks and obsessions go into overdrive—and scandal threatens to tear the show and the network apart.


Preview: Satellite Sam #7

Satellite Sam #7

Written By: Matt Fraction
Art By: Howard Chaykin
Cover By: Howard Chaykin
Cover Price: $3.50
Digital Price: $2.99
Diamond ID: JAN140613
Published: March 26, 2014


As the show’s writer finds himself ensnared in a blackmail scheme, the girl behind the scenes stumbles onto the late Carlyle White’s biggest secret of all—which can’t help his son Michael from descending even further into a world of cheap sex and celebrity.


Review: Sex Criminals #5

sexcrim5-cov“And just like that, they were out of The Quiet.”
– Suzie

Sex Criminals #5 is the final issue in what is one of the most amazing, intriguing, fascinating and bizarre comics out there. And I read a lot of comics, one of which is Chew. Sex Criminals is like nothing I have ever read before with elements of everything you could want in a story; sex, sci-fi, more sex, and a heist gone wrong. What else could you want?

I love the way the story in each issue of Sex Criminals is laid out. Issue #1 begins the story of a mysterious person yelling from outside the bathroom that Jon and Suzie are in (more on that later) and it’s not until a few issues later that we learn more about her, who she is and what she wants. Each issue gives us a glimpse into the history of our main characters sandwiched between the “primary” story. I love this form of story-telling because it adds a lot of mystery and a feeling of urgency to get the next issue in your hand and start flipping the pages.

Issue #5 continues with Jon and Suzie captured and handcuffed by the Kegel-Faced woman (aka the mysterious woman outside the bathroom in issue #1) and her goons. They decide to go through with the Bank robbery as a means for what they believe is an altruistic end. My favorite part of each issue is the colorful panels of The Quiet, the frozen-time resulting from Jon and Suzie’s …um…orgasmic interactions. I don’t know how free I am to type whatever I like but this is funnier anyway. Zdarsky’s art is incredible in portraying our main characters thoughts, angst, and…happiness. Without spoiling the issue too much for you I will say that Matt Fraction created a great story that has been building since issue #1 and this latest issue sets up what should be another amazing arc. Now that we know there are others that have the same powers as Jon and Suzie the avenues Fraction can go down as far as imaginative story-telling is endless. Jon and Suzie’s world has definitely grown much bigger.

The issue ends by tying up some loose ends but does not answer a lot of questions that we have. This story-arc was very satisfying and offers readers a unique story with equally amazing art. Fraction and Zdarsky have a true hit on their hands and you will not be disappointed by picking this one up. Single issue buyers definitely will get their money’s worth, but if you feel like you would rather wait for the Trade it should be released next week, collecting issues 1 through 5. The colors, by Becka Kinzie, along with art by Chip Zdarsky make this comic book one of the best out there you cannot go wrong with Matt Fraction’s unique form of story-telling. Issue #5 is superb and I can’t wait to read where Jon and Suzie…interactions…next.

Story: Matt Fraction/Chip Zdarsky Art: Chip Zdarsky Colors: Becka Kinzie
Story: 8 Art: 8 Overall: 8 Recommendation: Read

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