Suzie tries to learn about this, but she hits a virtual brick wall of lack of information. The "bad" girls at school tell her a variety of bizarre and humorous sexual positions, her doctor is no help, and her mother calls her a whore. She winds up at a library, which inspires her to become a librarian. Unfortonately, her library is about to be foreclosed on by the bank.
Oh, there's also a trio of people in white who call themselves the Sex Police who seen determined to stop Suzie and Jon.
There is so very much I like about Sex Criminals. While the idea of an orgasm-fueled superpower may seem crazy (even for comic books), it's treated initially as a typical adolescent discovery and exploration of sexuality, whether not finding information or overindulging in the discovery. There's plenty of humor here, from the numerous details of Jon's porno store ("OBAMACORE: Medical/socialist themed," "MEN FUCKING LESBIANS: Everyone's Having a Horrible Time!") to a musical number where the comic book folks couldn't get the rights to print the song lyrics. The relationship between Suzie and Jon also rings very true, from the initial infatuation and euphoria to the concerns when learning more about each other may be worrisome and troubling. And the big bank robbery leads to more action and complications -- plus a cliffhanger that has me eagerly waiting for the second volume. Sex Criminals is certainly for adults only, and it shows just how much comic books can offer adults. (The trade paperback has quite a few extras: a photoshopped ad, the alternate covers, and their full list of "ultimate sex moves" that did and didn't make it into the comic.)
Reviewed by James Lynch