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

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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. The

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TWIST: Apple Didn’t Ban ‘Saga’ #12 from App Store, ComiXology Never Submitted It

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Earlier this week writer Brian K. Vaughan transmitted a press release stating that the latest issue of his and Fiona Staples sci-fi comic Saga would not be available for in-app purchase via ComXology or anything else in Apple's App Store for iOS devices, citing "two postage stamp-sized images of gay sex." Specifically, the artwork depicted graphic oral sex between men, including several ejaculations. While ComicsAlliance chalked the apparent banning up to the App Store's consistently inconsistan

Apple App Store Bans ‘Saga’ #12 Over Graphic Sexual Imagery

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UPDATE: ComiXology has since confirmed that Vaughan's statement was inaccurate, and that the company never submitted Saga #12 to Apple. More here.

Brian K. Vaughan announced via press release on Tuesday

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Parting Shot: Dynamite Reveals Variant Covers For Gail Simone’s ‘Red Sonja’ #1 [Art]

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Last month Dynamite Entertainment announced a relaunch of Red Sonja, with the new monthly series to be written by Gail Simone. The publisher also revealed plans to have the series' covers be created by a rotating cast of women artists. Today, Dynamite released all six cove

Brian K. Vaughan Defies Genre Conventions And His Past Work In ‘Saga’ [Opinion]

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Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples' Saga is one of the growing collection of great science fiction comics coming out in 2012. The story of two people from warring space tribes and their newborn child is told from a purely character-based perspective, with a focus on human interaction taking center stage. This represents a fresh approach not just

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Parting Shot: Josie and the Pussycats Rock Out with Fiona Staples [Art]

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It doesn't go on sale until October, but Life With Archie #24 comes with a variant cover so cool that we had to show it to you at once. Illustrated by the great Fiona Staples (Saga), we see here the introduction of Ar

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‘Saga’ #3: It Takes a Village of Ghost Kids to Raise a Child [Exclusive Preview]

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In Saga #3, the newest issue of the sci-fi comic by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples, Alana finds herself tending to a wounded Marko, surrounded by the ghosts of the native murdered by their warring peoples, and faces a terrible choice: saving her husband and making a deal that will affect the very soul of their daughter, Hazel. Saga #3 hits shops next Wednesday from Image Comics. Read more for our exclusive six-page preview!

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‘Saga’ #2: Bounty Hunters, Babies, and Man-Eating Plants [Exclusive Preview]

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The second issue of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples's long-anticipated and critically acclaimed new sci-fi comic Saga hits comic shops (and digital stores) next Wednesday courtesy of Image Comics. There's a price on the heads of new parents (and former soldier) Mark and Alana, star-crossed lovers from warring races who are running

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‘Saga’: Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples Bring a Stellar Sci-Fi Comic Into the World [Interview]

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Brian K. Vaughan has come back to comics with a vengeance. With the conclusion of Y: The Last Man in 2008 and Ex Machina in 2010 -- and his departure from Lost after its fifth season in 2009, the highly successful creator dropped out of seemingly the entire public eye for a year. Vaughan return today with

Image Comics 2012: Morrison, Harris, Chaykin, Hitch, Millar, Quitely, Wood & More

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Opened with a keynote address by Publisher Eric Stephenson that emphasized personalities and relationships in the comic book scene, the first Image Comics Expo in Oakland, California, came with more major publishing announcements than we expected. Among the new creator-owned book

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