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I don't know if any of you were catching this, the general run down is:

. Self-published Saga #12 contains rude material
. It isn't available on the Apple store
. Writer Brian K Vaughn raises hell over this
. The internet catches fire
. Saga 12 is now available on the apple store

Yesterday's frame over these facts is that Apple banned it because of TEH GAY.
Today's frame is that Comixology thought that Apple would ban it (but not because of TEH GAY, jesus what are you thinking?) but it turns out that they won't hooray everyone go home now.

Much appears to be still unclear, a post from <a href="http://4thletter.net/2013/04/comixology-played-itself-and-its-audience-over-saga-12/";>David Brothers</a> asks some pertinent questions, and there is a very scathing takedown of internet journalism in the comments.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 11 April 2013 11:41 (five years ago) Permalink

Also: I cannot remember to hit the 'Convert Simple HTML to BBcode' button to save my life.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 11 April 2013 11:42 (five years ago) Permalink

Can we talk about the series too? It's still the best-looking comic on the market, but feel like it's been stalling since issue 5 or 6, which seems way too early for water-treading.

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 11 April 2013 13:00 (five years ago) Permalink

What? The introduction of Gwendolyn and Marko's parents? The release of Slave Girl? Good stuff has happened, though that whole giant-monster-in-egg thing was quite weird and underdeveloped. Also, so glad Lying Cat made it!

Frederik B, Thursday, 11 April 2013 13:12 (five years ago) Permalink

I read 1-12 last night and holy crap this is so good!

The Complete Afterbirth of the Cool (WilliamC), Friday, 12 April 2013 13:45 (five years ago) Permalink

I read a reprint of issue one recently and thought it was only alright, but I am finding all comics a bit unexciting these days.

I have no fixed opinion on the Saga Saga. If Apple opt not to sell it, could people have obtained it from somewhere else? If so then maybe the Saga Saga was a controversy of no great import. If not then maybe it raises important points.

The New Dirty Vicar, Sunday, 21 April 2013 18:01 (five years ago) Permalink

Ok, the last issue seems to have gotten the story out of its (mild) rut. The pattern of character grace notes followed by sudden death (poor mousy) is getting a bit obvious though.

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 21 April 2013 20:59 (five years ago) Permalink

I have no fixed opinion on the Saga Saga. If Apple opt not to sell it, could people have obtained it from somewhere else?

The ability to obtain it somewhere else was a major part of the Saga Saga

Devendra Bumhat (sic), Sunday, 21 April 2013 23:10 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I just read the big book covering issues 1-18 and liked it a lot. It's like a weird collision of Incal-style surrealism with dialog out of a Joss Wheadon show. Now I'm debating if I should track down the rest of the individual issues or wait how-ever-many-years until the next big collection comes out. I suspect I'll be frustrated reading issue-to-issue because they seem very short and don't come out very often.

The back of the book includes a feature describing the process of creating the comic. It surprised me how much of the art is done in Photoshop. Basically everything besides initial thumbnail sketches. I guess this is probably standard practice but I don't know a lot about how comics are made these days.

Free Me's Electric Trumpet (Moodles), Sunday, 11 January 2015 16:47 (three years ago) Permalink

thus far BkV has proven good at getting a story going but he seems to inevitably start jamming in "bottle episodes" when the whole thing should start wrapping up and then he botches the landing
but this is his first one of these for image, maybe he's not gonna be goaded to pad the plot to sell more issues and will find better closure. i'm a little skeptical.
anyways, this is good enough to merit buying trades at the moment imo

shmup....smug....shmub....shmug.... (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 14 January 2015 07:26 (three years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

bored now

resulting post (rogermexico.), Thursday, 12 February 2015 05:58 (three years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

really really bored now

resulting post (rogermexico.), Friday, 12 June 2015 18:04 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah, BKV does tend to go on and on

WilliamC, Friday, 12 June 2015 18:16 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Someone gave me the 1st tpb of this a while back and I get that it's supposed to be good but I can't stand looking at this fuckers horns.

how's life, Sunday, 6 May 2018 12:39 (seven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

enjoying the first big tpb (I'd read individual issues of 1-6 awhile ago) - Moodles otm above. Not excited about this just dragging on aimlessly forever though...

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:00 (four months ago) Permalink

It’s still good - up and down but much more consistent than Y or ExM or even Runaways. Actually it’s the only comic I’m being as a floppy right now - I think it reads better issue-to-issue. The single issues feel substantial enough (in part cuz of the art) and the cliffhangers are good.

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 12 July 2018 00:04 (four months ago) Permalink

I lost interest in this because of the big gaps, I'll wait until the whole thing wraps up and read it then.

louise ck (milo z), Thursday, 12 July 2018 05:35 (four months ago) Permalink

Its pretty easy to catch up! Basically it's always just the three leads, whoever's chasing them, and a bunch of NPCs who might be trustworthy OR NOT. Kind of like the Walking Dead model, but without being fucking terrible.

Tbh you could skip the catch-up and just jump in wherever.

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 12 July 2018 13:18 (four months ago) Permalink


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