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Yes!! I dunno what I liked more,

the mole people, or that weapon.


I just love how kind of zany it is. Seahorse-man that runs a merc business? Sure! Was actually disappointed when it was revealed that the Stalk was still dead. That is a cool ass character


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New'un tomorrow! Reading on iOS? Too fucking bad!



As has hopefully been clear from the first page of our first issue, SAGA is a series for the proverbial “mature reader.” Unfortunately, because of two postage stamp-sized images of gay sex, Apple is banning tomorrow’s SAGA #12 from being sold through any iOS apps. This is a drag, especially because our book has featured what I would consider much more graphic imagery in the past, but there you go. Fiona and I could always edit the images in question, but everything we put into the book is there to advance our story, not (just) to shock or titillate, so we’re not changing shit.


Apologies to everyone who reads our series on iPads or iPhones, but here are your alternatives for Wednesday:


1) Head over to you friendly neighborhood comics shop and pick up a physical copy of our issue that you can have and hold forever.


2) While you’re at it, don’t forget to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which helps protect retailers who are brave enough to carry work that some in their communities might consider offensive. You can find signed copies of Saga at the CBLDF site right now.


3) Download the issue directly through sites like https://comics.imagecomics.com/https://comics.imagecomics.com or on your non-Apple smartphone or tablet.


4) If all else fails, you might be able to find SAGA #12 in Apple’s iBookstore, which apparently sometimes allows more adult material to be sold than through its apps. Crazy, right?


Anyway, special thanks to Eric Stephenson and everyone at Image for supporting our decision, and for always being so supportive of creators. Sorry again to readers for the inconvenience, but I hope everyone will be able to find an issue that Fiona and I are particularly proud of. And after you do, please check out PanelSyndicate.com, the new digital comics site I own with artist Marcos Martin, which remains 100% uncensored by corporate overlords.


Your pal,


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Last issue had a pretty intense depiction of some dirty, sweaty straight sex. If it's even fair to call it "straight" when you're dealing with a couple of oogly boogly martian monster people. It goes a little gay and Apple pulls the plug? People should be pissed about that.

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Well looks like it was all a big misunderstanding apparently



To our customers -

In the last 24 hours there has been a lot of chatter about Apple banning Saga #12 from our Comics App on the Apple App Store due to depictions of gay sex. This is simply not true, and we’d like to clarify.

As a partner of Apple, we have an obligation to respect its policies for apps and the books offered in apps. Based on our understanding of those policies, we believed that Saga #12 could not be made available in our app, and so we did not release it today.

We did not interpret the content in question as involving any particular sexual orientation, and frankly that would have been a completely irrelevant consideration under any circumstance.

Given this, it should be clear that Apple did not reject Saga #12.

After hearing from Apple this morning, we can say that our interpretation of its policies was mistaken. You’ll be glad to know that Saga #12 will be available on our App Store app soon.

We apologize to Saga creator Brian K. Vaughn and Image Comics for any confusion this may have caused.

All the best,

David Steinberger

CEO and co-founder


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Gotta be used to it by now. Goddamn, I love this book. After I re-read it, knowing the ending

it really reminded me of that opening scene from Inglorious Bastards, except the writer is more collected than the farmer. There's a tension there I didn't catch the first time through.







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