05 April 2015
Review: Sex Criminals, Vol. 2: Two Worlds, One Cop
Sex Criminals, Vol. 2: Two Worlds, One Cop by Matt Fraction
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Closer to a 3.5, but I'm annoyed. The first arc was a lot of really weird insanity, and the tone was set pretty quickly and kind of made it the awesome, unique fascinating story.
This arc decides to go the more quiet, slower, sometimes preachy route. If this were the first volume, I probably wouldn't have reached for the second and might not have made it to the last issue/chapter of this arc when things get interesting again.
I get what is trying to occur here. We've been introduced the conceit and the characters, and now we're getting to know them a bit more, getting some backstory and so on. Okay. I can get behind that, but tonally it's a bummer as opposed to staying with the broader themes. It makes it feel like our creators don't know what kind of comic they want to make as opposed to running with something that was working.
I liked this more than a 3/3.5 would indicate on a whole, but, overall, the series needs to ultimately decide what it wants to be.
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