Sex Criminals #28, #29, and #30 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for Sex Criminals #28, Sex Criminals #29, and Sex Criminals #30 by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
Average rating: 3.6/5 stars

Sex Criminals #28 Sex Criminals #29 Sex Criminals #30

Erica gives this comic three starsSex Criminals #28 by Matt Fraction
Art: Chip Zdarsky

Overall, I like this message around how we cannot go back and change the past, only go forward into the future. However, it was maybe a little undermined because Badal goes forward into the future during the entire series, and he’s the villain.

I didn’t find Badal’s villain speech as very moving. Interestingly, he considers Suzie his god and that he didn’t already have his powers until he found his “kink.” Though I don’t understand how the machine works, since it seemingly hurts him and not the other way around.

I’m unsure why Suzie doesn’t leave after this revelation. Like you can change the timeline if you do something different. Badal was clearly going to plug himself into the machine and start getting off. Suzie didn’t need to be his type, but I’d tell him to put back on his clothing too.

Perhaps, it’s just Badal I don’t find interesting.

Erica gives this comic five starsSex Criminals #29 by Matt Fraction
Art: Chip Zdarsky

Glad to see Fraction and Zdarsky took my note that Badal is boring, and since he and Suzie “jumped” to their deaths/got sucked into the orgasmatron, we haven’t seen Badal.

This has my favorite visual gag in it — Myrtle walking outside naked with slippers on to get the paper because she doesn’t know she lost her superpowers. Of course, she used her extra time to do chores and other things on her to-do list. I would do the same.

Dewey and Bud’s scene of the missing powers was sweet. Sweet for those two perverts anyway. Glad they found each other.

Poor Suzie’s mom. She’s been through so much in this book, and even though she’s a minor character, I hope that Fraction and Zdarsky come up with a kind ending for her. If Dewey and Bud can find happiness, so can she.

Oh my god, Jon destroying Badal’s possessions — every single one with precision — was perfection. I am surprised he didn’t get stopped by the cops earlier, or no one came to check on the place. Badal seems like the type of guy who’d at least have maids or gardeners show up (when he was at work) to do chores. That’s a giant mansion for one guy, and I don’t see Badal doing chores with his extra time like Myrtle.

When Jon latched all the watches to the bottom of his shoe and stomped on all of them at once — glorious and hilarious; plus, all the love to him working to steal all of Badal’s books and not wanting to destroy them because Suzie loves books.

No one is surprised that Jon finally ended up in jail. If there’s anything inevitable about this book, it’s that. And spectral Suzie visiting while he masturbates in his cell.

Erica gives this comic three starsSex Criminals #30 by Matt Fraction
Art: Chip Zdarsky

So Suzie comes back? I read this issue two nights before I wrote this, and I’m having a hard time recalling anything except that Suzie finds her way out of her trauma loops in the Quiet and then comes back.

It seems far too realistic that she doesn’t remember her father’s face.

Of course, Suzie stays with Jon. I do appreciate that she’s the only one able to freeze time. It was funny seeing her burning down all the banks given how this comic book started.

I have a lot of hopes for the wrap-up (and the Special).

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