Wednesday, July 8, 2020

SFSX: Tina Horn

Title: SaFe SeX Volume. 1
Author: Tina Horn
Artists:Michael Dowling, Jen Hickman, Alejandra Gutierrez,Tula Lotay

Genre: Graphic Novel; LGBT; Science Fiction
Warnings: Graphic Sex; Torture; Mentions of Rape
Publication Date: July 28th, 2020
Publisher: Image Comics

In a draconian America where sexuality is strictly bureaucratized and policed, a group of queer sex workers keep the magic alive in an underground club called the Dirty Mind. Using their unique talents for bondage and seduction, they resolve to infiltrate the mysterious government Pleasure Center, free their incarcerated friends, and fight the power

 *Thank you Edelweiss+ for allowing me to read this in exchange for a honest and unbiased review*


Hello Fellow Readers,

So today I bring to you a band of unconventional heroes, that really turned the preconceived notion of her on it's head and I loved that! The heroes in this didn't have to be 'Pretty Woman' so we can see how good they are, and I loved that they are just people who are trying to live their lives with the freedom we say there is. 

"No, this was the pain of misunderstanding, of VIOLATION. The Pain of knowing that some people think the only way to protect themselves is to rip away everything you love"

First off, while Avory seems to be the central point character of the story she wasn't my favorite. This doesn;t mean I didn't like Avory, she's driven, strong, and pretty badass but I noticed that unless it is something that directly affects her (or George) her fire suddenly disappears. This is why Casey was my favorite. She seems to be the real driving force behind this group of rag-tag sex workers. When needed she steps up and reminds the others exactly why they are doing this. To me she's the heart of the group. I do wish we got to explore her character more, as I feel we didn't really get too much information during the flashbacks. 

"...they don't realize you can't just turn privilege on and off like a light switch. You can dim it, but the electricity is still there, humming away, ready when you need it."

Sylvia was a absolute legend, if I call Casey the heart than Sylvia would be the head. I really felt her pain regarding Jones, and I love that despite being put in positions that could break her she instead can push it all aside and really do what's right. Nick and Denis were great too but we don't really get too much from them, which saddens me because of *Spoilers*. Denis did have a really cool scene in which we could tell they are pretty kick-ass. I really love the representation in this comic, and the inclusion of a non-binary character which we don't see too often. 

"I just wanted to be left alone. I just wanted to be in LOVE"

As far as the story went it was pretty interesting, but I hope we see how exactly The Party came into power, and who the real villains are. Also, all the artwork was AMAZING. It colors of each scene, and the way you can feel the emotions coming off the characters were great. Each artist had different styles so it was great to see the story told in different ways. 

Overall this was a wild ride and I can't wait to see where they go with this!


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