Monday, July 4, 2016

These Big Hard Sex Criminals are Impressive

Big Hard Sex Criminals is a great book by Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky. Neat premise- a couple can stop time when they have sex, so they decide to rob banks in order to stop a local library from closing down. So, yes, it's a dirty little number, but oh so clever, with even a musical scene where the heroine sings Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls" in a pool hall (but none of the lyrics are included because, as the author says, they couldn't get the rights in time). And the hero suffers from ADHD as well as comorbid disorders such as Oppositional Defiance Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. So, wow. The heroine endures the side effects of her birth control pills such as weight gain and lack of sex drive, resulting in a visit to the doctor where the doctor mentions IUD - an intrauterine device that I have never heard even whispered in comic books.

Big Hard Sex Criminals is just really bloody good writing and art. Excellent job, fellas. I'm not a big follower of Fraction's work; this comic book has changed that.
                                                                        From issue # 3,  with Chip Zdarsky's fine work.

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