Friday, December 29, 2017

Image Comics Announces the Return of Sex Criminals in January 2018


PORTLAND, OR — SEX CRIMINALS, from Matt Fraction (Casanova, ODY-C) and Chip Zdarsky (Kaptara, Marvel Two-in-One), will return for the fifth arc of the ongoing award-winning series—and enter all-new territory—this January.

Up is down and black is white and the sex isn't happening and neither is the crime. What is this book even, you guys?!

After the heartbreaking, albeit totally unsurprising, breakup in Fourgy!, our leads find themselves apart and in the arms of others while the fate of the whole universe hangs in the balance...ish.

Who can tell where they’ll go from here? Maybe it’s these dudes:

“Proud to be back doing what I do best: painstakingly tracing SAVAGE DRAGON pages, putting more clothes on the characters, and repurposing them for our book,” said Zdarsky. “Happy to be back, living up to my back tattoo that says ‘LUV 2 DRAW COMPLEX RELATIONSHIPS AND FLUIDS’”

Fraction added: "Happy new year, happy new SEX CRIMINALS storyline! Happy to be giving Chip more complex relationships and fluids to draw."

SEX CRIMINALS #21 Cover A by Chip Zdarsky (Diamond code: NOV170711) and XXX Cover B by Kris Anka (Diamond code: NOV170712) hits comic shops Wednesday, January 24th, 2018. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers was Monday, December 18th, 2017.

Select praise for SEX CRIMINALS:

“Fraction and Zdarsky continue to make SEX CRIMINALS one of the freshest and most original series on sale.” —Comic Book Resources

“What’s so wonderful about this book is how three-dimensional everyone is — even the bad guys have a glimmer of redemption, while seemingly nice couples crash and burn...If you haven’t been reading this masterful book, get on it.”—Newsarama

“SEX CRIMINALS is fated to be remembered as one of the great comics collaborations.” —Multiversity Comics

“Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky are clearly pouring every bit of themselves into these pages. As cartoony as Fraction’s scenarios or Chip’s style can be, there’s such genuine truth in every word written and every expression drawn. This is arguably the best book of their careers.” —IGN

“SEX CRIMINALS has always been a special comic. It’s based on a one-note gimmick of a plot...but it has somehow expanded to incorporate a rainbow of sexual interests, personalities, and questions about what it means to be human. It’s explored adult romantic relationships with a subtlety that most modern literary novels can’t touch. The depiction of depression in an early issue felt truer and more honest than most memoir. For those reasons and more, the series continues to be a miracle of the American comics industry.” —The Seattle Review of Books

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit


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