violent digital comic banned from iTunes
A comic book app made especially for the iPhone and iPod touch, and sold through the Apple iTunes store, has been banned due to its violent and gory content. The digital comic entitled Murderdrome was created by England-based Al Ewing and Belfast-based Paul J Holden of Infurious Comics. The ‘anning of Murderdrome by Apple prompted a plea from Infurious Comics for some sort of age rating system for the App store. As of now, there is no age rating in place, and the banning of Apps is done so at Apple’s discretion.
On the Infurious Comics blog, the comic-writing duo wrote: “Here at infurious, we would love to work with Apple to ensure a content rating system can be put in place to allow material that is no more offensive than many of the R rated films available to download on iTunes.” Murderdrome has now been put online by Ewing and Holden so that their fans don’t miss out on their latest creation.