Sex Criminals #22, #23, and #24 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for Sex Criminals #22, Sex Criminals #23, and Sex Criminals #24 by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
Average rating: 4.6/5 stars

Sex Criminals #22 Sex Criminals #23 Sex Criminals #24

Erica gives this comic five starsSex Criminals #22 by Matt Fraction
Art: Chip Zdarsky

You know, I think this is peak relatable dark place for me and these characters. Except without the messages from a deceased parent.

Anna is done. Though she’s not done for the reason she thinks.

Suzie is also done. Though I’m not mad at her boyfriend for being upset about an expensive ticket and her cancelling last minute. That is shitty. But this is where that relationship was going.

I don’t know what to think about the dad in the computer. I mean, this world certainly has magical realism — which is what I’d describe the Quiet as — but I’m going to assume this is a computer program that Suzie’s dad wrote. Her mother’s obsession with keeping everything the same is quite unnerving. I’m surprised Suzie hasn’t redecorated her room. Or would that be a sign that living with her mother is more than temporary? Would that mean that she must take some action in her life?

Jon is back where he started in so many ways. Of course, our lives are all cycles of the same shit over and over.

For once, Myrtle is in over her head.

Erica Gives This Comic Four StarsSex Criminals #23 by Matt Fraction
Art: Chip Zdarsky

I both liked this issue, and I didn’t like this issue.

Jon, in the sex club. Oh, geez, I have been there my friend. Everyone always thinks orgies and sex clubs are so glamorous. It’s not. Though I have a beef here. The crowd would definitely be older than depicted.

Of course, Anna is there.

Jon is such a fuck. I don’t know why Alix trusted him to push her out in front of a bus. It would be the bus driven by Bus Driver, and that he and Dewey would meet. (Also they are going to totally start dating and this will foil all Jon’s shitty plans.)

Since now we understand that Kuber’s powers allow him to go into the trading systems and essentially get future knowledge, I can’t help but wonder how he figured all of that out to start with. Or made that machine. Or knew it was possible to make that machine.

I think all this will lead back to Suzie’s dad. Her dad who is definitely trapped in a computer, and I kind of think it has to do with the Quiet and all their powers. It would make the most sense. Especially given what we now know about Kuber.

It’s unclear what Suzie’s epiphany is about. But we will have to learn that in the next issue.

Erica gives this comic five starsSex Criminals #24 by Matt Fraction
Art: Chip Zdarsky

Let me just say, this issue may be my favorite. It features two of my very favorite things: 1) the Clippy jokes, and 2) everyone trying to be adults.

Everyone is trying to be adults. Or at least maybe working through some of their problems. I mean, they all still clearly have problems.

Suzie’s epiphany is about Kuber and his numbers scheme. Now I wonder if Kuber stuck Suzie’s dad into the machine. Especially if he was trying to track maybe who gets The Quiet and who doesn’t.

Of course, Suzie’s mom is not in the growing up theme. (One wonders how Suzie even came out this decent with that mother.) Instead, mom sets the house on fire with her fuck machine. Bad fuck machine. Can’t wait for the makers of fuck machines to write into the letters column to address the safety of their “for entertainment-only” products.

Dewy and the Bus Driver making out was kind of sweet. Even if they are still kind of the worst. Everyone can have consensual adult happiness together if they want it. Though what happens when the Bus Driver finds out the Dewy know? Seems like a boner killer.

Jon maybe had the first grown up talk ever in his life about break ups and relationships just not working.

But he still hates Myrtle.

Alix! You are better than all of them.

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