Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Brief Review: Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky

Sex Criminals, Vol. 2: Two Worlds, One CopSex Criminals, Vol. 2: Two Worlds, One Cop by Matt Fraction
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A sex positive spin on the old stop-watch-that-can-actually-stop-time story. Volume two of this graphic novel series is just as delightful as the first, if a little more confused and confusing. Fraction and Zdarsky take us into their mad world where special people have special orgasms that stop time and maybe turn them into golden gods?

Jon and Suzie are still trying to figure out all the rules to this place, but they really know they've stepped in it when they start getting into confrontations with the sex cops in Cumworld, or the Quiet, or you know whatever your personal moniker for the place you go after you... Uh, know what? Yeah, perhaps just read it. This is only going to confuse you more.

This one is for you if you like sex, and talking about sex, and thinking about sex, and joking about sex, and some time funkiness.

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Amazon Link: Sex Criminals Volume 2: Two Worlds, One Cop

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Brief Review: Trees by Warren Ellis

Trees, Vol. 1 (Trees #1)Trees, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As usual, Ellis brings his unique style to bear on a graphic novel so original that only he could mind-birth it. Full disclosure here, I'm a long time fan of Warren Ellis and the opening volume of Trees is just what I was hoping for. He brushes fingertips along the issues of over-militarization, Trans-culture, scientific hubris, and just straight up gangsterism without missing a beat...

Oh yeah, and there are gigantic alien structures that people call trees which have planted themselves sporadically across the face of the Earth. Every so often, they splooge deadly green goo, but no one is quite sure why they're there or where they came from. But one thing you can be sure of, they're going to wake up and start talking eventually.

Trees is another book that I hope will inspire my creative mind for a long time to come and I can't wait to read volume 2.

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Amazon Link: Trees Volume 1