Author: Matt Fraction
Artist: Chip Zdarsky
I've sung the praises of Sex Criminals before, and I'm happy to reiterate my opinion here: Sex Criminals is, quite simply, the best comic book being published today. Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky have created a world that's so freaking fun, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. The story follows Suzie and Jon, two young lovers who learn they can stop time when they orgasm. During the course of their hilarious love affair, they become bank robbers. (What good is a sex power without some extra cash—especially if its for a good cause?) And I haven't even mentioned that there's a villain called Kegel Face. But more recently, Fraction and Zdarsky have been digging deeper into the later phases of Suzie and Jon's relationship, tackling issues like depression and the sexual side effects that come with medication. It's still hilarious and exciting, but the knowledge that Suzie and Jon's love affair isn't infallible has given the book some added weight. They may be able to stop time when they come, but like any relationship, they can't go back to the honeymoon phase.