“What is comics' The Apartment? What is comics' Some Like It Hot? It doesn’t exist,” said Fraction. “I love the genre in another medium, but it seemed like a completely virgin territory, no pun intended.”
Suzie has a secret. When she has sex, she stops time. She’s alone with this secret until she meets John, a young man with the same “gift.” The duo embark on a journey of self-discovery, intimacy, and... well, actually, they do what every time-stops-when-you-have-sex couple would do: They rob banks. Zdarsky keeps the tone snappy and fun with full-color art that’s the opposite of grim-’n’-gritty.
“I'm trying to make pages feel like candy, so you want to eat them, but also maybe sleep with them?” he said. “I wanted it to look as fun as it sounds: a bright, punchy book. ‘Adult’ is too synonymous with ‘dark’ in comics and I think Matt and I want to make sex fun again ... in the book ... just ... just in the book. Sex should be dark drudgery in real life."
Sex Criminals #1 will be in stores on September 4 and can be pre-ordered now from the July issue of Previews (Diamond code JUL130403). Full press release below.