- Posted by Johanna on March 11, 2008 at 5:25 pm
- Category: Graphic Novel News
DC Comics has announced that Showcase Presents: Superman Family Volume 2 was misprinted; “several pages from SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE #2 were accidentally swapped.” They will ship replacements:
DC Comics will provide retailers with new, corrected copies of this title in quantities equal to their orders to date on the current printing. Retailers will not be billed for these new copies. DC asks retailers to please dispose of any copies of Showcase Presents: Superman Family Volume 2 they currently have on their shelves, and to accept returned copies from their customers in exchange for corrected copies.
The Showcase Presents: Superman Family Volume 2 new printing is scheduled to arrive in stores on April 2. To differentiate it from the original printing, the logo on this cover will be red and white instead of red and yellow, and will arrive in stores under the item code JAN088359.
This is the kind of book I love to get online at a discount, but this is a case where buying online complicates the situation. A local retailer makes for an easy exchange (assuming they are aware of the problem). A big online company — who pays for postage to send it back? How do you know they won’t ship you another error copy? Who’s going to make sure that the existing error copies get pulled out of shipping warehouses?