Sex Criminals

Sex Criminals

One Weird Trick

Graphic Novel - 2014
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Suzie's just a regular gal with an irregular gift: when she has sex, she stops time. One day she meets Jon and it turns out he has the same ability. And sooner or later they get around to using their gifts to do what we'd ALL do: rob a couple banks. A bawdy and brazen sex comedy for comics begins here!
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, 2014
ISBN: 9781607069461
Characteristics: 1 vol. : color ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Zdarsky, Chip
Alternative Title: One weird trick
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ArapahoeChrisP May 21, 2019

This graphic novel was pretty highly reviewed, but I didn't really like it too much. The main premise is that a couple is able to stop time when they make love and then they start robbing banks. It's OK, but it feels like it was written by a basement dwelling computer nerd that has probably never talked to a girl.

SPPL_Violet Mar 17, 2018

Naughty librarian alert! This is *adult* graphic novel is hilariously cheeky & strange. There's no accounting for taste, so read at your own risk.

Feb 25, 2018

when Goodreads recommended this book to me I thought "what the ... umm... ok I can't not read this" so I checked it out from the library. I could not be happier I read this book. I was a little taken aback and it was incredibly funny. I enjoyed it immensely and have already started recommending it to everyone. it is as little NSFW but if you are ready for some pearl clutching moments, this book is for you!

GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 19, 2017

Two social rejects use their incredible powers (when they have sex, time literally stops) to rob banks and get back at those who've wronged them. Good for readers looking for part absurd science fiction, part candid human connection tale, and a good laugh.

ArapahoeLesley Nov 22, 2016

Ha! Awesome!

Oct 09, 2016

A wonderful kick-off to the series with wonderful and relatable characters. The premise is a bit off the wall, but it makes it unique and fun.

Sep 29, 2016

Hands down, this is my favorite comic series. It is so funny and sex-positive!

lbarkema Dec 20, 2015

Definitely a strange premise and pretty graphic, but it was an entertaining romp and very short (which my goodreads challenge loved!). I'd read the next in the series, I think.

Aug 13, 2015

Are you interested in a comic that is borderline smut?

Do you like humour?

I can't really find any other way to describe this and I generally hate writing a synopsis but basically:

A library-loving woman and a charming yet dorky young actor discover they can stop time when they have an orgasm. Thinking they are the only ones out there who can do that, they eventually meet.

What happens next?

Well, you'll have to read it to find out (or just, um, read the library or wikipedia's synposis but hey .. you can't say I didn't try!).

multcolib_karene Apr 12, 2015

A surreal sex positive romp of a comic. Looking forward to Volume 2!

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Apr 19, 2016

“It sounds so stupid to say it out loud. I didn’t know that it would feel so good. I thought people had sex because they had sex. And not…not because it felt good, somehow. I thought maybe it was the having had sex that people liked. I didn’t know it was the physical act of that stuff blasting out of you that was kind of the point. Most of all I didn’t know people wanted to have sex because it meant you got to stop thinking about having sex for a few minutes.

And that time would stop.

And my dick would start glowing." - Jon

Apr 19, 2016

"That's how weird it all was. I was enveloped in silence and color. An ocean of warm silence and color that I could, apparently, make explode out from inside me. It felt so amazing that... ... ...that I was terrified. I was confused and terrified. How could anything feel so good?" - Suzie

Apr 19, 2016

"I suppose we always have these grand NOTIONS about what having sex will finally mean. Grand, romantic, weird - It comes with expectations. I'd hoped there was something SPECIAL about it that would... that I wouldn't be left so goddamn alone. Eventually, it just wears off. I learned that pretty quickly. Then everything's normal and sh**ty again."


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