In Sex Criminals Vol. 1, a woman who stops time when she orgasms finally meets a man who can do the same. In The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a naive couple finds themselves in a creepy mansion when they try to get out of the rain. In Day Men Vol. 1, David, the man who protects a family of vampires during the day, finds himself in the middle of the start of a war between two vampire families. Enjoy my mini reviews for these three graphic novels!
Title: Sex Criminals Vol. 1
Publisher: Image Comics
Series: Sex Criminals
Tags: Adorable Relationship, Healthy Relationship, Laugh Out Loud Hilarious, Mental Illness, Other Mental Illness
This was so hilarious I couldn't even handle it! But also, THIS COUPLE. Everyone should aspire to have a relationship like the one they have! (Well, you know, minus the whole Bonnie and Clyde/bank robbing thing.) They were so open and secure and could talk about literally EVERYTHING with no jealousy or judgment. And their first date lasted 55 hours. I once had a second date that lasted 8 hours, and I thought that was pretty good, but Suzie and Jon put me to shame. There was a bit of heavier stuff involving mental illness, but it balanced out the funny. The only thing that bothered me was this seemingly major logic flaw, unless I'm just not understanding something, in which two people have to orgasm at the same time in order to go into The Quiet (the time stopping thing) together, Jon and Suzie have to really work together to accomplish it, yet the sex cops are constantly in The Quiet with them despite there being no way they could've synced up perfectly. But aside from that... This couple. They were adorable. And imperfect. I loved it.
Title: The Rocky Horror Picture Show: The Comic Book
Publisher: Transfuzion Publishing
Genre: Graphic Novel
Rocky Horror Picture Show: The Comic Book. It's actually a thing. And I borrowed it online from Hoopla. Admittedly I mostly just skimmed through the pictures since the words were verbatim from the movie, minus some of the unnecessary lines. Ok, I may have also sang the floor show out loud. The art was pretty bad, but the audience participation script and the trivia/info included at the end were pretty cool. It's something I'd really only recommend to diehard fans, but it was kinda funny seeing the movie in comic form and being reminded yet again how weird (and great) it is.
Title: Day Men Vol. 1
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Series: Day Men
There was nothing wrong with this graphic novel, it just didn't grab me. I thought the art was pretty good, and I felt bad for David in the moments when he seemed lonely, but that was about the extent of my investment. The rest of the characters fell kind of flat, and the story was mostly about politics, war between vampire families/factions, and fight scenes. I can see it being enjoyable for other people, but it wasn't for me.
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