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‘Southern Bastards’ #10 Rejected From Apple Store, Likely Over Sex Scene


Apple has rejected issue #10 of Jason Aaron and Jason Latour's Image Comics series Southern Bastards from its store, and odds are it isn't because of Latour's widely shared essay about the Confederate flag in its back matter.

The likely reason is an explicit sex scene that opens the issue. In virtually every previous case of Apple rejecting specific issues of comics, it's been over sexual content, not language or violence. (The one possible exception is the Johnny Ryan library of comics. It's hard to know where the offense was there.)

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Superman And Bizarro Team Up For Interactive Storybook App – You Know, For Kids!


Superman and Batman played a huge role when I was learning to read back in the mid-1980s. Not only did I have plenty of storybooks and comics featuring the two, but I also had read-along books and records (yes, records) that I listened to on a nearly daily basis.

It looks like the kids of 2014 are going to have the opportunity to experience an updated version of that with a new interactive storybook from Livo Books, Superman and Bizarro Save the Planet. It's available through the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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ComiXology Nabs No. 1 Non-Game Spot In iTunes Top-Grossing iPad Apps List

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Let's be real for a second: A list of the top-grossing apps in the iTunes store isn't going to be all that fair. Your assorted Candy Crushes, casino games, and Simpsons Tapped Outs -- games designed to basically pick players up by their ankles and shake the change out of their pockets--are going to skew the results.

That makes it all the more of an achievement that ComiXology nabbed the No. 11 spot on the iTunes list of top-grossing iPad apps for 2013. Only it and the New York Times app, which was right below it at No. 12, managed to make the list without nickel-and-diming gamers who just had to have... I don't know, better candy to crush? I'm not too familiar with that game.

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Apple Patents Tech That Turns Video Game Choices Into Comics


Ever finished a video game and then immediately wanted to read a comic about that game -- not just the one you bought, but the one you played, with all the choices you made? Way back in 2009, Apple developers apparently wanted the same thing, filing for a patent on a technology that would do just that...

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Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson on the ‘Saga’ App Store Fiasco [Interview]


Last Tuesday comics writer Brian K. Vaughan announced that Apple declined to sell the latest issue of his and Fiona Staples' hit Image Comics series Saga in its iOS App Store market on account of depictions of gay sex acts...

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ComicsAlliance Reviews ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III’ (1993), Part Two


Chris Sims: Welcome back to ComicsAlliance's review of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, everyone! When we left off last week, the Turtles had solved literally every single problem that the script had presented them with so far...

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Link Ink: Raphael’s Sais Recreated, ‘DrawQuest’ Gaming And More ‘Technovore’


Weapons: Tony Swatton cooks up some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles flavor sais worthy of Raphael.

Statues: Hot Toys will release new 1/4 scale Iron Man 3 busts sometime in the 3rd quarter of 2013...

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ComiXology Named #3 iPad App Earner for 2012 by Apple


This was a good year for digital comics company ComiXology: Not only did it see the 100 millionth download of a digital comic from the service (and the 2 billionth page published digitally), but the year ended with the company's Comics by ComiXology iPad app being named the third highest grossing iPad app of the last twelve months by Apple...

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New ‘2000 AD’ Apple Newsstand App Takes Judge Dredd And More Same-Day Digital On iOS


2000 AD, the weekly comics anthology responsible for siring some of the UK's (and the world's) most popular comics is now available digitally on iOS devices the same day as its print counterpart. Though 2000 AD has been available digitally in the form of standalone issues for some time via the publisher's official website in the UK, this marks the first time fans on either side of the Atlantic will be able to straight up subscribe to the monthly magazine digitally and have access to the content the same day as print...

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ComiXology Upgrades to HD Comics Format For Shiny New iPad 3 Owners


With Friday's release of Apple's new iPad 3, which comes with a much higher resolution display than previous versions (four times as many pixels, according to Apple), fans were wondering how quickly digital comic companies would take advantage of the richer colors, sharper images and possibilities being offered...

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