If anyone’s bought or read King of Cards 2, please help out the blog writer at Manga Xanadu.
She’s gotten two copies now, both with printing errors, and she’s trying to find out how widespread the problem is. Since it’s a less popular CMX title (redundant!), she can’t easily browse it in a store or check other copies.
If it’s a case of a misprint across the entire line, then she may be out of luck. Unless many customers (which mostly means retailers) complain, DC may not be motivated to reprint, especially if sales were low. That decision would be bad for future sales, since those who can’t finish reading book 2 are unlikely to buy future volumes in the series, but a reprint might erase any profits on this volume (unless it was an error on the part of the printer, in which case DC wouldn’t have to pay for the reprint). It’s a tough financial decision to make.
Alternately, just some of the books might be affected, in which case CMX should have been more diligent about getting her a corrected version.
The blogger is wrong about one thing — she should be able to return it no matter where she bought it. It doesn’t matter that it was preordered through Previews. It’s defective merchandise. She should return it to her place of purchase for a refund, and that vendor should take the matter up with their supplier.