Sex Criminals

Sex Criminals

Super fantastic comic book writers Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction will be adapting the comic series Sex Criminals to TV.  They are open about this being a plot to pave the way for more great comics to become TV adaptions, thus spreading even more comic book awesome everywhere. They have a two year deal with Universal TV (who produces TV shows for NBC as well as other networks), and Sex Criminals is merely the first scheduled project of DeConnick and Fraction’s brand new TV production company, Milkfed Criminal Masterminds. They will be working with other creators like: Emma Ríos, Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon, Christian Ward, Howard Chaykin, Steven Sanders, Kieron Dwyer, and Val De Landro.*

As a reader of the comic, my first concern is how they’ll be changing it for TV. Will we lose the glowing junk? (Please don’t lose the glowing junk). Will there still be that amazingly honest, frank depiction of female sexuality? At its heart, Sex Criminals is a mystery about love that just happens to include pretty explicit sex of a variety not often seen in television. I would argue that the sexual content is necessary to the story. Would we care about Suzie and Jon as much if we didn’t get to also the intensely personal, real moments when their sex is awkward?

Concerns aside, this news is really exciting. Not only do we get more DeConnick and Fraction, but comic book content being translated into other mediums just means more fans of the things we love.

 

*Edited to add co-creators based on info provided by Christa, per the DeConnick/Fraction newsletter. I have the most hard working co-writers.