Most notably, the book will not be coming back as a monthly comic. Instead, the series will move to ongoing, original graphic novel format with the release of Sex, Vol. 6: World Hunger. The book, created by writer Joe Casey and artist Piotr Kowalski, first debuted in March 2013 and has subsequently released 34 issues. Sex is set in the fictional Saturn City, where it follows retired superhero Simon Cooke as he has all manner of adventures. Also, as implied by the title, characters hook up.
The new format comes in at 120 pages, which is roughly the same size as previous trade paperback volumes belonging to this series. The newest volume is set to go on sale April 24, retailing for $16.99. Sex is also not the first book from Image Comics to shift from monthly issues to ongoing graphic novel format, with Motor Crush set to make the same move soon once it returns from hiatus.
Full PR is below, but more importantly nobody used any turns of phrase like You can finally buy Sex again or Sex is coming back in a new duration or Get ready for more Sex in April…well, you get it and all these jokes are very bad. Anyway, here’s the PR:
Image Comics is pleased to announce that the popular, provocative superhero series Sex by Joe Casey (Jesusfreak, MCMLXXV) and Piotr Kowalski has returned as an ongoing, original graphic novel series with Sex, Vol. 6: World Hunger hitting stores in trade paperback this April.
“It’s been a long time coming, but Kowalski and I are primed and pumped to return to the sordid world of Sex,” said Casey. “This volume definitely takes things to another level of salaciousness. And we’re just getting started taking this new format out for a spin.”
In this all-new Sex experience, readers will return to Saturn City and the continuing exploits of retired superhero and awkward civilian, Simon Cooke, as he attempts to uncover the illicit secrets of the so-called Illuminati that desperately wants to recruit him. Typically, this leaves his beloved city vulnerable to all manner of desperate depravity. Fans won’t realize how much they’ve missed Sex until they indulge in this latest adventure.
Sex, Vol. 6: World Hunger (Diamond Code FEB190105, ISBN: 978-1534308770) will be available on Wednesday, April 24. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, March 11. It will be available in bookstores on Tuesday, April 30 and can be pre-ordered now on Amazon, B&N, IndieBound, and Indigo. Fans can also subscribe to receive the series delivered by mail within the domestic U.S. on Image Direct.
Sex will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
Also available in the Sex series: