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Fiona Staples:

Unfortunately, because of two postage stamp-sized images of gay sex, Apple is banning tomorrow’s SAGA #12 from being sold through any iOS apps.

(Via Merlin Mann and Phineas X. Jones.)

I’ve only read the first issue of SAGA, which is a kind of wild fantasy space tale in comic format. There’s a little too much going on in it for my simple tastes, but it’s quite well done. However, I can’t help but notice that issue #1 featured a large panel of heterosexual intercourse, admittedly between a couple with televisions for heads. Without having seen issue #12, though, this could easily lead one to the conclusion that it’s the gayness of the sex that Apple objects to.

Hopefully that’s not the case because that would be beeeeeuuuuuulllllllshiiiiiiiiit.

UPDATE: Via Matthew Panzarino, here are the images in question. I had to look pretty closely to notice them, but they’re there. Perhaps it’s erect penises Apple objects to? If only we knew what it was that Apple objected to! Perhaps if there was some sort of list. “Doggie-style man-on-woman = OK! Gay oral sex = not OK.” The stupid thing is, as the creators point out, you might be able to get issue #12 later from iBooks, which is less restricted. Because… duhhhhhhh, no reason.

UPDATE 4/10/2013: Turns out it was comiXology, not Apple. My apologies for suggesting Apple is anything other than totally into erect penises.