Sex Criminals #3 Gets a Queen-Themed Third Printing

By | January 31st, 2014
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Because they continually want to make “Sex Criminals” our favorite book, Image has announced a third printing of the third issue of “Sex Criminals,” now featuring an homage to the cover of Queen II in honor of the issues fantastic sequence in the pool hall.

I’d say more, but really, the press release says everything that needs to be said and with much more entertaining language. Just enjoy the cover and Chip’s inability to spell.

For the full press release from Image, please see below.

Image Comics Press Release

The third issue of Chip Zdarsky and Matt Fraction’s SEX CRIMINALS, the critically-acclaimed Image Comics series that keeps flying off the shelves, has sold out instantly at the distributor level and will be going into a third printing.

“How do you spell ‘success?” Why, ‘S-E-X-C-E-S-S’ of course! That’s right! Throw out your fucking dictionaries cause they’re garbage now! Everything is spelled differently now that SEX CRIMINALS is doing relatively well!” said Zdarsky. “Do you like to get to the point? You’re SEXCINCT. Fancy travelling through space at the speed of light? How many parsecs will you go now that it’s spelled PARSEX? Ugh, this is a horrible idea for a press release. Just cut it out.”

SEX CRIMINALS launched on 9/25/2013 and shot to pull-list stardom quickly thereafter. Time magazine dubbed SEX CRIMINALS the #1 comic series of the year, Multiversity Comics named it Best New Series of 2013, ComicsAlliance recognized Chip Zdarsky as one of the Best Artists of 2013, and writer/actor Wil Wheaton calls it “one of the best things I’ve ever read, period.”

SEX CRIMINALS #3 has completely sold out at the distributor level, but may still be available in comic stores. It is currently available digitally on the Image Comics website ( as well as on Comixology on the web (, Android, and Google Play.

Image Comics is pleased to announce that the third issue will be going back to print to meet customer demand. The third printing of SEX CRIMINALS #3 (Diamond Code DEC138414) will release on 2/26.

SEX CRIMINALS #5 will release on 3/19 and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code: DEC130595. Issues #1-4 will all be available and in print at the time of the fifth issue’s release.

Matthew Meylikhov

Once upon a time, Matthew Meylikhov became the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Multiversity Comics, where he was known for his beard and fondness for cats. Then he became only one of those things. Now, if you listen really carefully at night, you may still hear from whispers on the wind a faint voice saying, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine is not as bad as everyone says it issss."