Sex Criminals, Vol. 4 by Matt Fraction

Sex Criminals, Vol. 4

Everybody's favorite sex-having, time-freezing, bank-robbing crew of lovable love-misfits come together and ask themselves the big question: are we still into this? THE ANSWER MIGHT SURPRISE YOU (if you think the answer is no). -Part romance, part sex comedy, and part heist drama, [SEX CRIMINALS] manages to turn a story about two lovers who rob banks with orgasms into the most emotionally realistic and relatable sex comic ever made.- -- Wired Mag...

Details Sex Criminals, Vol. 4

TitleSex Criminals, Vol. 4
Release DateOct 3rd, 2017
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Graphic Novels Comics, Fiction, Comic Book

Reviews Sex Criminals, Vol. 4

  • Kevin Kelsey
    It's slightly meandering at this point, but still such a great comic. I'm enjoying all the new(er) secondary characters, and the trajectories they're heading toward.Also, Matt and Chip actually published five comics in six consecutive months, after the one issue that came out last year, I'm super proud of them.
  • Sam Quixote
    This comic. This fucking comic. Sex Crimz is back on form with the brilliantly titled Volume 4: Fourgy!Story-wise there isn’t much happening and that’s my only complaint about this book. Essentially it’s still Sex Criminals vs Sex Cops but there’s barely any conflict between them here. Kegelface fucks with Ana’s teaching job and… that’s it.But that doesn’t mean it’s a slow read either because the character stuff is really good. ...
  • Artemy
    Sex Crimbos are back!.. But, unfortunately, not quite with a bang (hehe, bang).Jon and Suzie keep having troubles in their relationship, the shrink (Doug? Dave?) finds a new love interest, Ana Kincaid goes to a porn convention to make a quick (and embarrassing) buck, Kegelface is still Kegelface, and there's a new cum-time-stopper in town. In other words, we have a filler volume! It does pick up the pace and goes heavy on the emotions close to th...
  • Chad
    Nothing happens in this thing. It's like one long masturbatory session (which I guess is appropriate given the series) where Fraction tries to draw the story out as much as he can. The series has definitely lost the spark of the first year of stories. Chip Zdarsky's detailed panels almost make up for the lack of story though. His art is consistently fantastic.
  • Chris
    On one hand, I still love Sex Criminals. When it's good, it's really good and still has that special something that made the series one of my favourites to begin with. On the other hand, Fourgy (heh, 'Fourgy') is the second slightly-disappointing volume in a row and i'm worried that the spark may be fading.Chip Zdarksy's artwork and Matt Fraction's characterisation are still great and I know i'm so invested that i'll continue reading in spite of ...
  • Stewart Tame
    I find the tone of Sex Criminals fascinating. In some ways, it's the first “adult" comic book I’ve read that's truly adult. Certainly depictions of genitalia and graphic drawings of sex (much more graphic than Sex Criminals has, thus far, been, I might add) are relatively common. But there's a difference. Even the best of the sex comics--Phil & Kaja Foglio’s XXXenophile, Colleen Coover’s Small Favors, Birdland by the Hernandez brothers, m...
  • Anthony
    Delays are hurting this a bit, especially since I'm reading it in singles, but I still enjoy it whenever it does come out. This is more "serious" and less funny arc, shit is getting real for the characters. It's still good though.
  • Zedsdead
    Every time a new volume comes out, I'm dubious because I remember how weird the last volume got. And then every time I'm freshly blown away by how smart and entertaining this title is.The clever references (see Brubaker's "Criminal" cover), the montages (Anna's excruciating 80-mini-panel beauty routine), the unusual but intuitive use of the medium (reverse silhouettes to display a series of happy memories). Fraction and Zdarsky kill. Plot points:...
  • Ashley
    A character in this wears a "Pobody's Nerfect" t-shirt*, and that was the thing I was most amused by, so that should tell you my overall feelings about it, if the rating hasn't already. *PSA: Watch The Good Place. It is a damn delight.This is the first volume of this series that I haven't really enjoyed in full. Parts of it were engaging but mostly I found it depressing and uninteresting. That may be just me right now, or it might be the series h...
  • Julie Ehlers
    Not much happened to move the main plot forward, but it's still interesting, and it seems that some intriguing stuff is being set up for next time, so I'm still on board.
  • Chris Lemmerman
    Phew, that was heavy. Sex Criminals gets super-real as Suzie and Jon face up to their feelings for each other (and lack thereof), while Dr. Kincaid and Jon's psychiatrist grow closer, Kegelface makes her move, and another new Sex Criminal makes himself known in the weirdest way possible.What began as a silly little book that didn't take itself too seriously has taken a very dark, but natural, turn and this volume is the next in the logical progre...
  • Morgan
    There are still funny moments in Sex Criminals, but lately they seemed to tamed the book down with the humor and with this comic book it doesn't really work. I like the fact there is a story going on, but not much happens in this volume. I think one of the highlights is the parody with Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' comic book Criminal. Never in my life I'd think someone would parody their work, especially that comic book, but well done. This vol...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    After not loving volume three, I was a little hesitant going into this one, but I shouldn't have been. This series, y'all. I laughed out loud at least five times while reading this volume. There are some HYSTERICAL moments here, and I also really dig where the plot is headed.
  • Maggie Gordon
    Sex Criminals consistently manages to talk about sex and relationships in a surprisingly nuanced fashion for a story that involves being able to stop time through orgasms. Volume 4 gets us deeper into the characters, but I must admit that I felt like the story is dragging. Jon has problems. Shocking. We're not really digging into them, but wallowing in what we already know. Suzie is sick of this shit, good on her. Dr. Kincaid and Dave go on a dat...
  • Michelle
    Man, I don't know. This series has just kind of gone downhill for me, sadly. Partly, the novelty has worn off, but I feel like Fraction has kind of written himself into a corner. My two pet peeves with the series so far is:○ I feel like there's too much time dedicated to the side characters and their relationships. I can appreciate Fraction wanting to widen the scope of this series, but I don't feel like these side threads add anything to the m...
  • Matt Graupman
    While not as nutso amazing as the first two volumes of the series, “Sex Criminals, Vol. 4: Fourgy!” is a welcome return(ish) to form after the underwhelming third volume. See, I don’t think it’s possible for the series to recapture what made it so amazing in the beginning; it’s not the same type of story anymore. What started as a madcap crime/comedy book about a couple who can stop time when they have an orgasm, thereby allowing them t...
  • Cale
    This is a volume focused on the characters, rather than the story. We see the relationships between Suzie and Jon and Ana and Dave develop, and not always in positive ways. There's a new sex criminal introduced, whose ability is in line with the levels of disturbing of the other criminals (and cops), and who introduces the Wide Wieners brand (and jingle, which is distrubingly catchy even just in lyric form). Is there much forward momentum in the ...
  • Jake
    This series sounds (and is) soooo ridiculous when you consider the basic logline, but at its core is a sincere evaluation of relationships. Humans are chaotic anarchos who self-sabotage out of needs that are actually wants and even then they don’t make sense. We’re animals with complex brains and too many hang-ups. The notion of existing, exploring, and evolving while tied to another person seems downright impossible and it can be more often ...
  • Dimitris
    It's been so long since I last read Sex Criminals... like a year? They stopped publishing for a year or so so yeah... that sucked. And... I liked it. It's in the same pace and well, the only problem I was having was with the story, it looks like it's going nowhere.. yeah it's fun and funny and all sex-criminal-y and stuff but nothing too exciting is happening, or interesting for me personally, so I think I'm going to once again drop it and buy th...
  • Ashley
    I'm still really enjoying this series, but I wish that they'd just get on with the story. After how great the first two volumes were, I feel like the last two have just kind of dragged. It almost feels like the spark has gone, but it's hard to pinpoint where. I'll wait and see what future collections bring.The artwork is still bang-on, and though I feel like sometimes they try to hard to be meta, it's got some wonderfully funny parts. I'm looking...
  • Shannon Appelcline
    It may sound a bit silly as a criticism for a comic with the word "Sex" in the title, but I feel like this one is coming dangerously close to losing its plot. Oh, there's clearly a strong relationship arc here, but the Criminals part of the story is somewhat lacking. And we've gotten so overstuffed with characters that I'm scarcely sure who's who anymore.Nonetheless, the characters are great, primary or secondary, and the storytelling is often in...
  • b.andherbooks
    Further adventures and sex-capades, just not quite as much fun as the first few volumes and not quite as narrowly focused on Suzie and Jon (my favorites). The end of this volume also left me on a down note.I also noticed more panels per page, which made it a bit harder to read for me. I adored the large full page spreads in the last issue of the volume.
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  • Samantha Puc
    I have SO MANY FEELINGS about this volume! Stay tuned for a review on Rogues Portal , as well as a fuller, more emotional review here!
  • Bruno
    So much tragedy. So little soap. Keep it up.
  • Jesse A
    This one got weird(er). A bit scattershot and confusing at times.
  • Matt Raymond
    Sex Criminals continues a rather grueling slow, limp-y, zombie walk to the the “criminal” part of its story. Like the previous book, the multiple tones can’t be balanced. But it’s still the most fun you’ll have reading a comic book that features hot dog double entendres.Jon & Suzy are beginning their awkward break up. When he called her “Suzanne” I knew it was the end, though I don’t want it to be. Jon is still depressed (“You m...
  • Dan
    So the blowup doll has lost some air and the vibrators are running on low battery the Sex Criminals relationship has hit a stale and bumpy part, and so has this series...sigh. Same as the last volume. Feel like this series has not been as good as the first 2 volumes were.
  • Erin
    This one was deep. (pun intended)