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 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
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 (eight years ago) link
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 (six years ago) link
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 landingbut 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 (six years ago) link
― resulting post (rogermexico.), Thursday, 12 February 2015 05:58 (six years ago) link
really really bored now
― resulting post (rogermexico.), Friday, 12 June 2015 18:04 (six years ago) link
yeah, BKV does tend to go on and on
― WilliamC, Friday, 12 June 2015 18:16 (six years ago) link
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 (three years ago) link
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 (three years ago) link
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 (three years ago) link
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 (three years ago) link
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 (three years ago) link
― Lactose Shaolin Wanker (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 11 July 2019 00:53 (two years ago) link
oh dang it’s still going?
― Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Thursday, 11 July 2019 02:20 (two years ago) link
Halfway?! It's been freewheeling for at least a year before the hiatus.
― Elitist cheese photos (aldo), Thursday, 11 July 2019 09:06 (two years ago) link
I'd assumed it was ending much sooner, not least because they're running out of people to kill.
― Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 11 July 2019 13:55 (two years ago) link
So this is good? I should get?
― El Tomboto, Wednesday, 16 October 2019 18:23 (two years ago) link
What do you usually enjoy in comics?
― now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Wednesday, 16 October 2019 18:44 (two years ago) link
― WmC, Wednesday, 16 October 2019 18:59 (two years ago) link
Terrific character design, really good artwork.
― WmC, Wednesday, 16 October 2019 19:01 (two years ago) link
I don’t even remember if it’s good. The cat’s great tho.
― Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 16 October 2019 22:27 (two years ago) link
It’s fun, it’s suspenseful, the art is spectacular, characters die but it’s never Walking Dead-style misery porn, and Vaughan gets the balance right between plottiness and character-driven meandering that eluded him for Y. It’s great, I recommend it!
― Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 16 October 2019 23:19 (two years ago) link
― Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Thursday, 17 October 2019 00:35 (two years ago) link
But definitely read in trades, I would say.
― Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Thursday, 17 October 2019 00:36 (two years ago) link
As a trade reader, I wish I'd read in issues - every nine months I had to pick up the previous trade or two to remember where everyone was.
I was going to say "this is less of an issue now that it's ending", but I guess I just made that up - apparently the gap after 54 was just the half-time?
― Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 17 October 2019 08:36 (two years ago) link
I like the single issues because cliffhangers
I hear Paper Girls was excellent also
― Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 17 October 2019 15:38 (two years ago) link
Liked Paper Girls a lot. Nice sweetbitter ending, and fun characters along the way. As with The Wicked and the Divine, last trade just released, so you can read the whole series in one go.
― the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Thursday, 17 October 2019 16:54 (two years ago) link
Back in January 2022, apparently
― Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 19 October 2021 17:11 (one month ago) link