Comic Review: SFSX (Safe Sex) #2 (Image Comics)

Not for the faint of heart, SFSX #2 is compelling reading. This Image title, about sex, sex for sale, weird sex and the prohibition of pleasure, is a joy to […]

Not for the faint of heart, SFSX #2 is compelling reading. This Image title, about sex, sex for sale, weird sex and the prohibition of pleasure, is a joy to read.

If you’re up for it, and open to its potential.

It’s created and written by Tina Horn, with Michael Dowling on art and Chris O’Halloran on colours. Cover is by acclaimed comic artist Tula Lotay.

If you are jumping in with issue 2, here’s the deal: group sex and prostitution have been driven underground. There is a new order that is extremely narrow-minded about sex for pleasure. There is a (ahem) crackdown going on. People are being rounded up and disappearing. Or reemerging, brainwashed.

Avory is experiencing just that; her husband has been abducted, and she’s on the run. Can she trust her former sisters at the Dirty Mind Club?

Powerfully written, boldly drawn, this story will pull you in if you let it. The dialogue is strong and gritty, the pictures bright and pretty. Pretty revealing. Pretty engaging. Coloured in sombre shades of raspberry, the blues will get you.

Additional text, creator interviews and photos after the story.

Image, SFSX #2, #3.99 for 27 pages of content. Mature readers

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!