Aug. 02, 2013 | 6:00 a.m.
Matt Fraction’s creator-owned Image Comics series “Satellite Sam” and “Sex Criminals” both have sex appeal — but in wildly different ways. In the former, sex is scandalous. In the latter, it’s hilarious. Fraction, a 2009 Eisner Award winner who was nominated for three this year, teams with iconoclastic artist (and idol-turned-friend) Howard Chaykin on “Satellite Sam,” which debuted last month. Set in the profane, behind-the-scenes world of 1950s television, the black-and-white series starts with the mysterious death of children’s sci-fi show star Carlyle White, whose apartment holds a large collection of photos of women in various states of undress. His son Mikey, a production crew worker, is thrust in front of the camera during the live broadcast with a last-minute script change after his father doesn’t show for work. The mature-readers series’ second issue lands Wednesday, as does the second […]