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Sex Criminals - di Matt Fraction
« il: 30 Agosto 2013, 09:43:03 »


  • SEX CRIMINALS VOL.1

    di Fraction e Zdarsky
    16X24, B, 136 pp, col.
    € 14,00

    Suzie ha un segreto. Per lei, il sesso fa letteralmente fermare il tempo. Jon ha un problema. Detesta la propria vita, il proprio lavoro e la maledizione che lo rende uguale a Suzie. Ragazza incontra ragazzo, ragazza si mette con ragazzo, e per la prima volta nella vita si trovano soli, ma insieme. Quindi fanno ciò che farebbe qualunque giovane coppia capace di fermare il tempo facendo sesso: rapinano banche.
    La serie rivelazione dell'anno negli USA arriva finalmente in Italia.




    SEX CRIMINALS VOL.2

    di Fraction e Zdarsky
    16x24, B, 128 pp, col.
    € 14,00

    Lo sanno tutti, che il problema principale di ogni relazione arriva dopo la fine della terza settimana. Jon e Suzie sono inseguiti dalla polizia del sesso e devono ancora capire esattamente l'estensione del loro potere, soprattutto quando lo usano insieme. Una delle più belle storie d'amore che abbiate mai letto, dalle menti geniali di Matt Fraction e Chip Zdarsky.



    SEX CRIMINALS VOL.3

    di Fraction e Zdarsky
    16X24, B, 120 pp, col.
    € 14,00

    La serie di Matt Fraction e Chip Zdarsky su Jon e Suzie, che rapinano banche sfruttando il loro potere di fermare il tempo quando raggiungono l'orgasmo, con questo terzo volume prende una piega meta-narrativa inaspettata, che delizierà i fan della serie. La Polizia del sesso è sulle tracce dei nostri due, e nuovi personaggi si aggiungono al cast, mentre Suzie inizia un progetto di book sharing per riprendersi idealmente la biblioteca che la banca ha fatto chiudere nel primo volume.
    Questo volume è RIGOROSAMENTE per adulti, gente, vi abbiamo avvertiti.
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    « Risposta #1 il: 30 Agosto 2013, 09:49:02 »
  • Altra serie da prendere! :cry: Bella preview :lol:

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    « Risposta #2 il: 31 Agosto 2013, 12:18:34 »
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    Altra serie da prendere!

    al primo impatto direi il contrario...  :look:   :lolle:

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    « Risposta #4 il: 27 Settembre 2013, 00:35:01 »
  • Sex Criminals #1 (Published by Image Comics; Review by Forrest C. Helvie; 'Rama Rating: 8 out of 10):

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    Sex Criminals #1 requires a careful eye and slow reading to fully appreciate many of the different narrative and artistic elements at play. Artistically, the graphic design elements are exactly what one might expect from a buzz-worthy comic: sleek and eye-catching. The subject matter's edgy, but it's not treated in a cheap, headline-grabbing manner either. That's not to say it was without flaws though. While the designs and computer enhancements worked, the character art just seems a bit cartoonish by comparison, which creates a sort of visual dissonance on the page at times. Fraction's choice to have the narrator speak directly to the reader is also effective, but I found the pace of the story was, at times, driven by dialogue and exposition as opposed to the art on the page. Admittedly, I didn't enjoy Sex Criminals half as much on my first reading as I did the next day upon revisiting it where the different threads started to gel. It's a very different sort of comic that has me thinking about what direction it will go and how the different threads will come together.

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    Re:Sex Criminals - di Matt Fraction
    « Risposta #6 il: 05 Ottobre 2013, 15:01:58 »
  • A livello grafico mi sembra davvero interessante, in più, Fraction in questo tipo di serie dà davvero il massimo. L'ho già inserita nelle serie da seguire, sicuramente prenderò i primi numeri. Voialtri che ne pensate?
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    « Risposta #7 il: 22 Ottobre 2013, 16:54:56 »
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    « Risposta #8 il: 23 Ottobre 2013, 22:53:18 »


  • Spoiler  :
    Where Issue #1 of Sex Criminals provides readers with Suzie's backstory, this second issue of shifts gears and allows the audience to glimpse into Jon's coming into the world of adolescent sexuality and his time-stopping powers. Unlike the previous issue, whose plot jumped around quite a bit, this story does a better job of delivering a less broken narrative. That said, readers do shift from the present – in the aftermath of their first hookup – to that past – in Jon's backstory – and then glimpses of the future – where they are on the run from some sort of costumed agents who are able to transverse time and have Suzie and Jon on the run.

    While the story still jumps around a bit and there are instances where the fourth wall is broken, the elements of the plot dealing with the past and present seemed to gel a little more smoothly. Additionally, the time when Suzie directly addresses the reader provides an effective approach to creating an informal, relaxed tone throughout the comic. Considering the subject matter is often taboo in the world of comics, this is a smart decision on Fraction's part.

    With regards to the art, I was initially tempted to critique Zdarksy's cartoonish aesthetic as not being the sort of style appropriate to edgy, boundary-pushing subject matter like what we see in Fraction's story. After thinking about what the greater purpose for this comic could be – a frank and honest discussion about sex within the context of the comic book medium – it seems this approach is actually an incredibly smart one.

    While adopting a highly polished, 1990s superhero style to Suzie, Jon, and the rest of the cast would no doubt amp up the "sex factor" significantly, that would distract readers from a thoughtful storyline through visual titillation. Instead, Zdarksy keeps us focused on what happening in the story by not overpowering it with the art. Where the art does begin to demand more focus is when the orgasmic time-stopping powers are shown; however, it makes more sense to try and show this visually than it would be to merely explain it, so again, I really appreciated the sort of intentional planning behind the various visual elements helping drive this story forward.

    Although I found the plotlines from the past and present working together to deliver a cohesive story, I found myself struggling a little bit to make sense of the future thread weaving in and out of this issue. There were three agents of unknown origin who seem to be able to travel through time as well as they attempt to apprehend the youthful bank robbers; however, there's no explanation as to who they are or how they're able to bypass Jon and Suzie's control over time. To be fair, I would be surprised if these aren't addressed in Issue #3. But I find it problematic that Fraction spends a good deal of time introducing characters who, apart from their fantastic powers, are highly relatable, and yet are also being made out to be bank robbers for no foreseeable reason. Again, these are the types of problems that, when read in collected form, are hardly even a second thought and are more likely symptomatic of the serialized format than the writer him or herself.

    I think there are enough interesting elements within this series to continue seeing how the different narrative threads will play out. Certainly, it's not a comic for everyone; yet, readers who are looking for an adult-themed comic that is still respectful of readers' intelligence compared to some of the other comics published in the past (and even in the present) which use sex merely to titillate the reader and drive sales will find Sex Criminals shaping up to be a welcome change of pace.

    8/10

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    « Risposta #12 il: 21 Novembre 2013, 15:13:02 »
  • Mi sembra davvero interessante, in più queste recensioni sono decisamente positive, però mi sa che dovrò saltarlo. Ci sono troppi pesci nel mare al momento.
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    « Risposta #13 il: 21 Novembre 2013, 22:21:15 »
  • Sex Criminals #3 (Published by Image Comics; Review by David Pepose; ' Rama Rating: 9 out of 10):

    Spoiler  :
    Call it juvenile, low-brow, self-indulgent -- all these words would be correct in describing Sex Criminals. But the word I'd use to describe it? Endearing. You wouldn't think it, considering Matt Fraction continues to tell this X-rated crime story driven by orgasm-fueled time travel, but underneath the bank robberies and euphemisms is a surprisingly sweet love story. Anecdotes involving losing your virginity and rocking out to "Fat Bottom Girls" (with a clever, self-effacing swerve by Fraction himself) are drawn with a lot of emotion and relatability, thanks to the cartoony figures of Chip Zdarsky. That said, some will rightly tire of the constant, arguably gratuitous sex talk, but let's be real here -- when the comic is called Sex Criminals, you know what you're in for.

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    Re:Sex Criminals - di Matt Fraction
    « Risposta #14 il: 23 Novembre 2013, 09:21:23 »
  • Mi sono avvicinato a questa nuova serie sia per Fraction (sto adorando il suo Hawkeye) sia perché avevo voglia di una serie "diversa", per un pubblico più...maturo, e la lettura del #1 è stata davvero piacevole! Un numero introduttivo, che ci fa conoscere la protagonista, il suo passato, il suo strambo potere ( :lol: )... molto divertente, anche se non mancano momenti un pochino più drammatici. Mi piacciono molto i disegni, adoro lo storytelling (bella la trovata di inserire la protagonista da grande che commenta le vignette sul suo passato) e il finale promette bene, prevedo molta azione (oltre al sesso :asd:).
    Poi geniali i "commenti" alla fine dell'albo :lol: :lol: :lol: tipo "hai appena letto Sex Criminals #1, vergognati!" o "non vendere questo fumetto ai ragazzini, sei pazzo?!" :asd:
    Insomma... per me, assolutamente promosso. Continuerò sicuramente a seguire la serie!