“As high concepts go, the comic book Sex Criminals has a good one: A modern-day Bonnie and Clyde discover that they have the power to stop time by having orgasms, so naturally, they start robbing banks — and getting off to make their getaway,” Laura Hudson reports for Wired. “f you’re expecting soft-core titillation, however, prepare for disappointment: This isn’t a comic designed to arouse. Instead, it’s a sex comedy that manages to be both hilarious and mature as it explores how embarrassing, scary, and awesome sex can be for both men and women.”
“The second issue of the comic, by Eisner Award-winning writer Matt Fraction and artist Chip Zdarsky, is available in comic shops now, but if you’d like to buy it digitally, you may run into problems,” Hudson reports. “It was rejected by Apple for in-app purchase on the basis that it ‘contains content that many audiences would find objectionable, and is not in compliance with the App Store Review Guidelines.'”
“The decision confused Fraction and Zdarsky, as well as their publisher, Image Comics, especially since the first issue of the comic — whose sexual content was just as strong — went on sale a month earlier with no issues,” Hudson reports. “Why did the second issue cross the line? Was it the vagina-shaped sleeping bag? The gravity-defying ejaculate? Fraction and Zdarsky don’t know, and Apple’s not saying.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Leave it to Apple to be the most uptight progressive company ever.
Meanwhile, every third song that Apple sells in the iTunes Store blares the F-word and much, much more. And, have you seen the “Romance” section of Apple’s iBooks Store? By the way, the graphic novel Sex Criminals #2, by Matt Fraction and artist Chip Zdarsky is, right now, available in Apple’s iBooks Store. Go figre.
What we’ve got here is: Failure to communicate… and still, even after all these years, a woeful lack of consistency from Apple.