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So Comixology Banned Saga #12 Not Apple; Will Be On The App

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Wed, 04/10/2013 - 17:10


Yesterday news surfaced that Brian K. Vaughan's Saga #12 was not allowed on the Comixology App.

It was said Apple refused the book due to graphic depictions of gay sex.

However, that turns out not to be the case as Comixology seems to have gotten cold feet and refused it themselves.

David Steinberger, CEO of Comixology, stated the following to customers (via CultofMac):

“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.”

As we see Mr. Steinberger stated "we believed," which turns out to not be correct after all, as after Comixology talked with Apple about it, Saga #12 is alright for publication.

So now Saga #12 will be available on Apple soon.