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Sex Criminals #2 Welcome to Cum World.

Postby guitarsmashley » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:27 am

People,


Read this fucking book. Why are you not reading this? Are you a moron? Did you not go through puberty? Are you not interested in Cum World? Also I'm sure the thread title of Cum World will get us a couple knocks on google and really if you're gonna get slapped by Google it should be about Cum World.


Another great issue as we get the male side of the story and the introduction of Cum World, my new favorite pro-noun. We also learn that the people coming after our two main characters might also be orgasm time freezers since they somehow exist in Cum World.


Cum World

Cum World

CUM WORLD
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Postby Flynn the Pirate » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:32 am

I enjoyed this issue, but not as much as the first one. Of the two protagonists, Suzie is definitely the more interesting one.

Also, I absolutely hated the recap page.

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Postby guitarsmashley » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:40 am

Flynn the Pirate wrote:I enjoyed this issue, but not as much as the first one. Of the two protagonists, Suzie is definitely the more interesting one.

Also, I absolutely hated the recap page.


Are you serious? Recap page and sex advice letters page were both great.
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Postby Flynn the Pirate » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:00 am

guitarsmashley wrote:
Are you serious? Recap page and sex advice letters page were both great.


I found the recap page was funny for about six seconds, after which I rolled my eyes and moved onto the actual story. I didn't even bother reading the letters page.

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Re: Sex Criminals #2 Welcome to Cum World.

Postby guitarsmashley » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:11 am

Flynn the Pirate wrote:
I found the recap page was funny for about six seconds, after which I rolled my eyes and moved onto the actual story. I didn't even bother reading the letters page.


Missing out.
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Re: Sex Criminals #2 Welcome to Cum World.

Postby Arion » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:54 pm

Cum World.

Sounds good.

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Postby guitarsmashley » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:33 pm

Arion wrote:Cum World.

Sounds good.


It's where we all want to be.
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Postby nietoperz » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:35 pm

I read #1 and loved it, so reckon this is a trade-wait book.
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Postby guitarsmashley » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:59 pm

nietoperz wrote:I read #1 and loved it, so reckon this is a trade-wait book.


Then you'll be waiting who knows how many months before you get to enter Cum World.
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Postby Punchy » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:07 pm

I enjoyed the second issue of Sex Criminals a bit more than the first, and that’s probably because I think it fulfilled the ‘comedy’ part of ‘a sex comedy for comics’ much better than #1. This is probably because this issue focuses on Jon, and it’s a lot easier to make (and for male creators to depict) male sexuality and approaches to sex funny. I don’t want to generalize too much, but girls discovering sex is (as depicted in the media) a lot more personal and quiet, and that was reflected in #1, whereas boys discovering sex is basically filthy porn and jerking off, and it’s a lot easier to make that amusing.

This dichotomy is most obviously expressed by the different names for the slowed-down-time that Jon and Suzie use. Suzie calls it ‘The Quiet’, which is lyrical and thoughtful, whereas Jon just calls it ‘Cumworld’, which is, yeah, it’s very male, and very funny.

This issue continues the framing device used in #1, with Suzie and Jon robbing the bank in The Quiet/Cumworld, but we find out more about it, and see that there are other people able to access it, and those people seem to want to stop the robbery. We then have Jon regaling Suzie with how he discovered he could stop time by ejaculating, and it’s a tale that’s rather familiar. He was intrigued by sex, but didn’t know anything about it, until he found some porno in the woods. I personally am too young to have had a ‘porno in the woods’ moment (I could just go on the internet, hooray!) but it’s a common cliché, and one that’s treated as the cliché it is. Jon uses Cumworld to learn about sex, he sneaks into a bank, jerks it, and then goes into a nearby sex shop to look at all the magazines, books and videos he wants to. Fraction and Zdarsky excel here at coming up with funny porno names, they are even better than the fake sex positions in #1. Jon also tells us how he exits Cumworld by getting another erection, and this leads to a very funny scene where he pops up in the middle of the sex shop and is chased away.

Perhaps the only scene I didn’t really like here came at the end of the issue, where Suzie imagines Jon’s ‘porno-crush’, the hilariously named Jazmine St. Cocaine, lecturing her about not disrespecting pornstars and insinuating they were abused, stuff like that. I get what Fraction was going here, he’s trying to reflect complex, whatever-wave-we’re-on-now feminist opinions, but I think raunchy sex comedies like this shouldn’t start trying to be respectful of porn at the same time as having joke pornos like ‘Crazy For Cock Volume 9’. Can you imagine if, after the transsexual prostitute scene in the 40 Year Old Virgin, Steve Carell had started lecturing people on the horrific reality of transphobia rather than making jokes about adam’s apples being as big as penises? Fighting transphobia and sexism and all prejudice is important, and has a place, but not in silly sex comedies.

This book can either be funny and sleazy, or it can be respectful, I don’t think it can be both, but I suppose I am interested to see it try, the way this book has spread it’s attentions onto the female just as much as the male is different from most sex comedies, and this could be another step. It just felt jarring to me, like when The Wizard started rambling about heteronormativity and cisgender in the pages of Fraction’s FF.

But apart from that, this is still a great book, Zdarsky’s artwork is perfect, and pretty much unique, and the tone it strikes is mostly spot on. I laughed more at this issue than the first, so yep, the sex comedy for comics could very well be becoming a reality. Just not cumming a reality we hope.

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Re: Sex Criminals #2 Welcome to Cum World.

Postby guitarsmashley » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:51 pm

You know, maybe you make too much of the male/female dichotomy in comics. You don't like Pretty Deadly because it's all female cast and main character, you like this issue more than the first because it focuses on John as opposed to Suzie. I'm not giving you shit but, maybe maybe you see it because you want to see it.
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Postby Punchy » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:52 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:You know, maybe you make too much of the male/female dichotomy in comics. You don't like Pretty Deadly because it's all female cast and main character, you like this issue more than the first because it focuses on John as opposed to Suzie. I'm not giving you shit but, maybe maybe you see it because you want to see it.


I didn't say that at all, my reasons for thinking PD was disappointing have nothing to do with gender, and anyways, Pretty Deadly doesn't have an all-female cast and the main character barely appears.

You're talking rubbish.

I just think it's easier to make jokes about the Male approach to sex, because it's cruder. Is that wrong to say?

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Postby guitarsmashley » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:09 pm

No I just think your making an excuse for misogyny, whether you are or not your going out of your way sort of like saying, "I have a black friend" or "I think sucking cock is kind of gross, not there is anything wrong with that."
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Postby Punchy » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:14 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:No I just think your making an excuse for misogyny, whether you are or not your going out of your way sort of like saying, "I have a black friend" or "I think sucking cock is kind of gross, not there is anything wrong with that."


Misogyny? Because I slightly preferred #2 to #1?

I liked #1 too!

You're being ridiculous.

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Re: Sex Criminals #2 Welcome to Cum World.

Postby Victorian Squid » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:18 pm

Guitarsmashley is white-knighting for Matt Fraction...the endless drone of comic book gender politics reaches a new level of dissonance!

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