Money Shot
In the near future, space travel is ludicrously expensive and largely ignored. Enter Christine Ocampos, inventor of the Star Shot teleportation device with a big idea: She'll travel to new worlds, engage--intimately--with local aliens, and film her exploits for a jaded earth populace trying to find something new on the internet. Now, Chris and her merry band of scientist-cum-pornstars explore the universe, each other, and the complexities of sex in MONEY SHOT!A story about scientists having sex with aliens for the glory of mankind--and money.

Money Shot Details

TitleMoney Shot
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 7th, 2020
PublisherVault Comics
ISBN-139781939424600
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction, Comic Book, Graphic Novels Comics, Fiction

Money Shot Review

  • Devann
    January 1, 1970
    I was really unsure about this before starting it, it seems like one of those things that is either going to be brilliant or awful and I had been re-reading some early Hack/Slash recently and found it to be tending more towards the later than I remembered, but this was actually really fun. Don't me wrong, a group of scientists that start making porn to fund their space travel missions is entirely ridiculous but it was done in such a way that it was hilarious and also weirdly touching at times. I I was really unsure about this before starting it, it seems like one of those things that is either going to be brilliant or awful and I had been re-reading some early Hack/Slash recently and found it to be tending more towards the later than I remembered, but this was actually really fun. Don't me wrong, a group of scientists that start making porn to fund their space travel missions is entirely ridiculous but it was done in such a way that it was hilarious and also weirdly touching at times. I think a lot of credit goes to amazing art here as well. When you have a story that is so heavily centered around sex and drawing people naked you really need an artist that has a firm grip on anatomy [something which a lot of comics artists seem to be weirdly lacking] and can draw different body types or it turns stale really quickly. The art in this is great and I think that is what took it to the next level a lot of the time.
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  • Malum
    January 1, 1970
    Like Matt Fraction's Sex Criminals but with a better overarching plot. Or, if you prefer, it's like Star Trek with orgies.
  • Latanya (Crafty Scribbles)
    January 1, 1970
    2/5
  • Michael J.
    January 1, 1970
    If you're offended by explicit material, don't pick this one up. Mature, adult readers only. The blurb on the back cover tells a lot, but not all: "A story about scientists having sex with aliens for the glory of mankind - and money." It's written by Tim Seeley, and his stories always have a secondary theme or meaning for those who want to probe and penetrate further to look for it. Rebekah Isaacs' art style is appealing, a little bit Arthur Adams, a little bit Dan Parent. Seeley sets up the p If you're offended by explicit material, don't pick this one up. Mature, adult readers only. The blurb on the back cover tells a lot, but not all: "A story about scientists having sex with aliens for the glory of mankind - and money." It's written by Tim Seeley, and his stories always have a secondary theme or meaning for those who want to probe and penetrate further to look for it. Rebekah Isaacs' art style is appealing, a little bit Arthur Adams, a little bit Dan Parent. Seeley sets up the premise in a text page in Issue #1. "In 2027 an advanced alien civilization made contact, and the people of Earth discovered they were not alone. An offer to join the civilized universe was made. But then the aliens saw what a total shitshow Earth was. Engaged in hundreds of wars, led by greedy politicians, and fumbling to advance technologically, humanity was deemed not worth the effort. The offer was withdrawn. Unable to build space ships capable of efficient interstellar travel, and distracted by petting bickering and pop entertainment, humans eventually lost interest in the stars." The story begins five years later, as in 2027: "Amid an anti-science presidential administration and public apathy, scientists in an economically crippled America struggle to fund innovative projects." A group of five scientists, led by Christine Ocampo, have developed a Space Shot teleportation method for interstellar travel. However, lacking grant money to bring their projects to fruition, Ocampo comes up with the idea of a new form of pornography to entertain the jaded masses and generate the funds they need. Even though the nature of this story is pornographic, it is not exploitative. The sex scenes are tasteful and funny, despite the ribald material and improbable situations. In the first volume, the trailblazers encounter an alien society that is manipulative and suppressive, and as a result help liberate the populace. Sex plays a big role, especially with two major players competing for power. Despite this, Seeley displays great restraint and sensitivity in his story-telling. There is even some romance that is not necessarily motivated by lust. I was amused and entertained, and given reason to reflect on the secondary meaning of the story after finishing it. Well done. In spite of the clever premise, this could easily have been a hot mess in the wrong hands. I look forward to Volume Two.
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  • Brian Garthoff
    January 1, 1970
    Money Shot is an absolutely absurd but enjoyable story about scientists turned intergalactic pornstars, exploring alien planets and of course: themselves! The writing is legitimately funny at times, and made by an experienced creative team so it reads like an actual comic and not just a collection of boobs strung together by word bubbles. It’s off the wall...with detailed alien genitalia on full display...and yeah...you can count me in for Volume 2.
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  • RG
    January 1, 1970
    Once you get over the stupid premise, it's actually not a bad story. The art is probably the highlight in this novel. I haven't read much from Seeley but I'm not sure he's done comedy like this before. My only issue is that I felt like sex criminals does this weird sex scifi a little better
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  • mzmsary
    January 1, 1970
    This started promising enough but story does not seem to be going anywhere. Art and coloring is great though.
  • Groovy
    January 1, 1970
    this is the Mass Effect I've always quietly hoped for
  • Alan
    January 1, 1970
    Up until this series I was definitely enjoying Seeley's more recent work. For me, I can see why he is currently able to run a mix of creator owned projects and work-for-hire. Now, I am far from a prude, trust me on this, but this just did not quite work for me.The answer might be that the initial adventure runs five issues, and I think this is a case where length would have benefited the reader, and given Seeley more space to work with. Five issues is not much space to get in a story and introdu Up until this series I was definitely enjoying Seeley's more recent work. For me, I can see why he is currently able to run a mix of creator owned projects and work-for-hire. Now, I am far from a prude, trust me on this, but this just did not quite work for me.The answer might be that the initial adventure runs five issues, and I think this is a case where length would have benefited the reader, and given Seeley more space to work with. Five issues is not much space to get in a story and introduce five characters to the reader. Much less do enough character work to get a reader to get very invested in the players. Personally, I like the concept. In the near future a scientist, who is not very popular with her peers hits on long range teleportation. But, how to get her friends, which includes a former lover, on board with working out the kinks and finding the funding for this endeavor?Online porn. That's it to go among the stars and film human having sex with aliens (we're skipping the likelihood that this might not work in RL because, you know differing biology for starters). In remembering that when the Net first went live the first thing up was either porn or slash fanfic, this is a really good idea by Seeley. I think in addition to the struggle of introducing the concept and characters Seeley was working out whether to tread the humor or SciFI lines here.Not for prudes, or those who have issues with polyamory, gay and lesbian sex, and multiple parties engaging in sexual relations at the same time (and not neglecting human/alien sex). BTW no where near as graphic as the old Eros TPBs.
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  • Billy Jepma
    January 1, 1970
    I unironically and unabashedly loved this. It’s weird and zany and risqué and at least a little crass (an ancient alien priest uses his giant magical testicles to fight an army of evil soldiers at one point; I can’t make this up) but it’s also somehow genuine and sincere and I can’t believe how invested I was in the colorful cast of characters that Tim Seeley, Sarah Beattie, Rebekah Isaacs, and Kurt Michael Russell concocted.Isaacs’ art is wonderfully unique and dynamic and fits the (consistent I unironically and unabashedly loved this. It’s weird and zany and risqué and at least a little crass (an ancient alien priest uses his giant magical testicles to fight an army of evil soldiers at one point; I can’t make this up) but it’s also somehow genuine and sincere and I can’t believe how invested I was in the colorful cast of characters that Tim Seeley, Sarah Beattie, Rebekah Isaacs, and Kurt Michael Russell concocted.Isaacs’ art is wonderfully unique and dynamic and fits the (consistent yet colorful) tone flawlessly. Russell’s colors are vibrant and stunning and make every panel look gorgeous. And the story Seeley and Beattie write has no right being as compelling as it is. This is a comic about sex and poem that’s never exploitative. It approaches its characters and the objectively wild sexuality they exhibit with honesty and sincerity. So, even when things get crazy (and believe me, they do) you’re happy to go along with it because the story took the time to meaningfully develop its characters. It’s not afraid to poke fun at the inherent zaniness of its story and it’s also not afraid to use its zaniness to trick you into actually getting invested in what’s going on. I laughed a lot while reading this, felt at least a few emotions, and even ended up on the edge of my seat at one or two points. The climax (I’m so sorry) was a bit sudden and a bit too neat, but I loved just about everything else and am so excited for the next volume.
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  • Sarah T.
    January 1, 1970
    Dr. Ocampos would be happy to know I'm rating this a 10/10. This is honest to goodness the best graphic novel I've read in a long time! It's SOOOOO smart and SOOOOO funny!Honestly, porn has the opposite effect on me, it shuts me down mentally and emotionally, so I wasn't sure what to think when my hubs ordered it from a local comic shop during the pandemic shutdown. I wanted to give it a try though because the concept just sounded hilarious (you can read a synopsis of volume 1 from the publisher Dr. Ocampos would be happy to know I'm rating this a 10/10. This is honest to goodness the best graphic novel I've read in a long time! It's SOOOOO smart and SOOOOO funny!Honestly, porn has the opposite effect on me, it shuts me down mentally and emotionally, so I wasn't sure what to think when my hubs ordered it from a local comic shop during the pandemic shutdown. I wanted to give it a try though because the concept just sounded hilarious (you can read a synopsis of volume 1 from the publisher, I'm not going to rehash it here). It wasn't... I mean it was a GRAPHIC novel, but it didn't cross the line into pornographic for me. What led me to that conclusion is that it didnt shut me down, I wanted to keep reading. The story isn't all sexsexsex, it's mostly about relationships, and I know it sounds corny to say that but honestly it is. And did I mention just how FUCKING FUNNY it is?!?!?! Because the story, the characters... they are laugh out loud hilarious. I've been debating on whether to even TRY asking my library to carry this title. Hubs says no. But any good public library is going to have something to offend someone right? It's just so good I want to be able to share this book with people, lol. This is definitely an adults only read though!
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  • Alex Dove
    January 1, 1970
    When I saw this I gave it a chance because it was supposedly on similar lists to other comics I liked, but honestly I didn't expect much. At best I figured it would be a goofy comic with a ton of adult humor, at worst the scientist porn from Futurama (I pray someone gets that reference). It turned out to be an intelligent, hilarious comic with a few nuggets of social commentary thrown in. The art was colorful and fun and the characters, while not exactly well rounded (it is just the first volume When I saw this I gave it a chance because it was supposedly on similar lists to other comics I liked, but honestly I didn't expect much. At best I figured it would be a goofy comic with a ton of adult humor, at worst the scientist porn from Futurama (I pray someone gets that reference). It turned out to be an intelligent, hilarious comic with a few nuggets of social commentary thrown in. The art was colorful and fun and the characters, while not exactly well rounded (it is just the first volume) were believable and fun. Also to anyone wondering I found it very sex and LQBTQ positive.
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  • Nicole Gaudier
    January 1, 1970
    This is a weird yet unique story with gorgeous yet at times jarring art. Definitely NSFW & mature content. The story is interesting but gets weird very quickly & is alot. Not for me & I don’t know if i’ll read vol 2.Probably the weirdest premise I’ve read this year. Definitely has comedic moments. This is a weird yet unique story with gorgeous yet at times jarring art. Definitely NSFW & mature content. The story is interesting but gets weird very quickly & is alot. Not for me & I don’t know if i’ll read vol 2.Probably the weirdest premise I’ve read this year. Definitely has comedic moments.
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  • David Edmonds
    January 1, 1970
    Balls to wall crazy story about scientists who are crowd-sourcing their teleportation technology by selling porn of them having sex with aliens. Definitely NSFW and NOT for kids. Also, nuclear fusion created thru orgasms and weaponized testicles. Let that sink in.
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  • Tobin Elliott
    January 1, 1970
    I stopped reading the monthly comic, because it was terrible. A coworker literally pushed this trade into my hands and demanded I read it.Well, I read it. And I've revised my initial thought.It's still terrible, but it's also incredibly stupid, too.
  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    Issue #1: Read 02/09/20 4 starsIssue #2: Read 02/09/20 5 starsIssue #3: Read 02/09/20 4 starsIssue #4: Read 02/16/20 3 starsIssue #5: Read 03/15/20 4 stars
  • Evan Dragic
    January 1, 1970
    Read because I enjoy Sarah’s twitter comedy. Mostly felt shallow but it was raunchy fun.
  • Trevin Sandlin
    January 1, 1970
    Not. For. Kids.Hilarious, well written, an interesting concept and drawn well. Enjoyed. But this is definitely for the 18+ crowd - don't read around the kiddos.
  • Mindy Rose
    January 1, 1970
    a team of scientists go to space and film themselves doing amateur porn with aliens in order to fund their research. fun but kind of cluttered plotwise. 3/5
  • Tim Koster
    January 1, 1970
    This was certainly unique. Not quite what I expected, but the series was a quick and fun read.
  • Demelza
    January 1, 1970
    Funny, great art and what a good idea for a plot! Just what I needed to balance out the novels and audiobooks.
  • Scott
    January 1, 1970
    Surprisingly enjoyable.
  • Lea
    January 1, 1970
    Nice entertaining graphic novel about a team of scientists exploring space while filming porno movies with aliens. Yeah that synopsis is what drew me to it but i must say i was left wanting more on the sex side of it, we spend a lot of time on the story in one of the planet they're in but i really wanted to see more of the relationship between the characters and also their interactions with the alien species. Maybe it's just me but for a sexy graphic novel we barely even saw them doing it, the b Nice entertaining graphic novel about a team of scientists exploring space while filming porno movies with aliens. Yeah that synopsis is what drew me to it but i must say i was left wanting more on the sex side of it, we spend a lot of time on the story in one of the planet they're in but i really wanted to see more of the relationship between the characters and also their interactions with the alien species. Maybe it's just me but for a sexy graphic novel we barely even saw them doing it, the best part were always conveniently covered and basically it didn't serve what i was looking for. The art style was great though and i think it's a good first volume if you want some light smut in your story.tags: diversity representation, a lot of different pairings F/F, M/M, M/F, cool alien species
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