Book Title: Sex #1
Book Description: Sex takes place in Saturn City. The main character is a man in his mid 30’s named Simon Cooke. Simon is to Sex what Bruce Wayne is to Batman titles. He’s a billionaire playboy by day. By night he fights crime as the Armored Saint.
The vigilante lifestyle is gone though. He made a promise to a woman named Quinn on her deathbed. Simon promised after giving up so much over the past 12 years he would start living life and have experiences.
After Quinn’s passing Simon left town for seven months. During his/the Armored Saint’s absence, crime has gotten out of control. It’s Vegas, with an emphasis on everything illegal. A crime boss aptly named “The Old Man” appears to be running things.
Simon’s return to the business world is very ho hum. It’s not what he wants to be doing. The trouble is, he doesn’t know what he wants to do. We see from a conversation with a friend that he has some psychological issues that need to be worked out.
After a day at the office, Simon goes to have “fun” as he promised. He goes to a brothel and pays to watch two attractive ladies have sex. Even though he’s in the same room his mind is elsewhere. He’s not paying any attention to the ladies. In fact he’s so disengaged one of them calls him on it.
At that point the owner of the establishment makes the ladies leave the room. She apologizes for the behavior of her employees. That’s when Simon looks up and sees the face of one of the villains he fought as the Armored Saint.
Book Author: Joe Casey
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher - Orgnization: Image Comics
Illustrator: Piotr Kowalski
Sex #1 wasn’t on my radar. I bought it because I had read Sex #2 and could not understand what was taking place in that issue. When I went to my local comic book store and told them I was looking for Sex the clerk replied, “Aren’t we all?”
I searched through the back issues and was pleasantly surprised to find my prize. As a bonus it appeared to have been signed by the author somewhere along the way. After that I went home and did my research about Sex.
Sex reminds me of the soft core adult programs you would see on Cinemax in the later hours…. At least from how they’ve been described to me. The sex scene was a bit gratuitous. The premise for the story itself is interesting. What is a costumed hero supposed to do when they walk away from that life?
The cover artwork for the first issue has a lot of detail. It doesn’t make one curious about the content inside though. On a side note, other than the title there’s nothing on the cover that suggests that this book is for mature readers.
The interior artwork is good. It doesn’t get too graphic during the sex scene, although even without the detail one can clearly tell what is happening.
As a geek on a budget I don’t think I would be inclined to pay top dollar for Sex. If I find copies in the ding and dent section I might consider it. I’ve read two issues now. While I find the premise intriguing I don’t have a yearning to find out where the story goes next.
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