Adult Content in Comics- Unpublishable?
I'm retooling a book I was going to write into a 12 issue sci-fi comic and it has a sex scene that is important to both character development and plot advancement. If this scene doesn't happen, the rest of the story doesn't happen. Sex scenes are nothing new in novels, but comics seem treat certain subject matters differently.
For the scene I'm not going to glorify the act as it would be out of context of the scene to do so, but I don't want to treat the scene with kiddie gloves either by hiding nudity and treating the subject with symbolic euphemisms, since that doesn't square with my vision.
Would such a scene make a comic unpublishable by creator owned publishers like Image?
Would you personally be bothered by such a scene?