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Speculators take notice as DC replaces Green Lantern #1 misprint

Amid the announcements of sellouts and second of third printings for the New 52, Heidi MacDonald catches an email from DC Comics notifying retailers of a printing error on some copies of Green Lantern #1. That noise you just heard was the sound of speculators making a frantic dash to their local comics store.

The flaw in question is a little green teardrop above Sinestro’s ear (you can see it in the image on the right). DC asks retailers to report the flawed copies to Diamond Comic Distributors by Monday. Replacement copies will arrive on Oct. 12, the same day as Green Lantern #2.

Naturally, a flawed copy has already made its way onto eBay, where the starting bid is $9.99. However, what DC labels “a printing error,” the seller characterizes as a sly maneuver by the publisher: “I’VE PLACED THE TEARDROP MISPRINT COVER IN ONE PHOTO AND REGULAR COVER ON THE OTHER PHOTO. ITS REALLY OBVIOUS. I’LL LET YOU BE THE JUDGE, CALL IT WHATEVER YOU LIKE. I think it was intentional especially with a launch of this magnitude.”

What DC would get out of it, I don’t know. But far be it for me to question a shrewd owner of an “unread, NM, dripping wet off the presses” copy of the “Teardrop Misprint Variant.”

RETAILER ADVISORY: PRINTING ERROR ON SOME COPIES OF GREEN LANTERN #1

DC Comics has received reports of a printing error on the front cover of some copies of GREEN LANTERN #1 (JUL110218). The flaw is an irregular green loop that appears above Sinestro’s ear.

Please check all of your copies for the flaw and report any flawed copies as damages to Diamond by Monday, September 19. DC is working to pull copies printed for other markets to replace the damaged copies, but we need to know the size of the problem and we need to audit our existing inventories to avoid sending out additional flawed copies.

Replacement copies will be scheduled to arrive in stores October 12, the same day issue #2 is scheduled to arrive in stores.

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Ridiculous…

A fool and his money…how does the rest of that go….

Never let em see ya sweat!

Marc C, I don’t know how the rest goes, but if you tell me I’ll give you, like, $100

Check your grammar before you post any of your nonsensical drivel on the WWW. There are programs for that. One other thing, quit hating. So what if someone decides to auction a misprint off. Like its never been done before. You are probably upset because you didn’t have the opportuntiy to do so first. Oh, wait, let me guess….you would have shipped it back to Diamond for a cookie and a pat on the back. What are you, part of the comic recall police?!!! How about a little QA/QC during printing?!!! Now that should something worth writing about.

Correction; now that should be something worth writing about.

This used to happen to baseball cards too. Not a variant in my opinion.

When insulting another person’s grammatical errors please make sure your insult is well-written and proofread. Thank you.

“Check your grammar before you post any of your nonsensical drivel on the WWW. There are programs for that. One other thing, quit hating. So what if someone decides to auction a misprint off. Like its never been done before. You are probably upset because you didn’t have the opportuntiy to do so first. Oh, wait, let me guess….you would have shipped it back to Diamond for a cookie and a pat on the back. What are you, part of the comic recall police?!!! How about a little QA/QC during printing?!!! Now that should something worth writing about.”

Please find areas to place:
– a question mark
– an apostrophe
– a spell check
– a semi-colon

Also, you use fragments as sentences. As we all know, in the grammar police, fragments do not equate sentences especially when you’re criticizing someone else for their grammar.

Thanks’ a-lo.t!

This happens with plenty of comics (inside and out), I just don’t recall ever seeing it at this size. DC wanted them reported so they would know the extent of the issue, in part to help with QA/QC I would guess.

Grammar police thanks for the laugh–it warmed this English teacher’s heart. I used a dash instead of a comma. Please do not bust me (whew, I avoided a contraction). Anyway, I decided to see if I had this “variant” as I picked my books up today. I do…Sinestro’s misplaced tear (does he cry from his hairline?). I will gladly sell it to the first person to give me their bank transfer information.

I checked and my digitial-same-day copy used to have the teardrop, but George Lucas replaced it with Greedo shooting first.

CBR just gave the EBay seller free advertising to his auctions.

That’s the newest GL, a sentient globule of water. Look for its debut in the new series, Green Lantern: W’teer!

I see you’ve made some of the necessary corrections in your drivel. Good Job! I knew you could do it ! Now you can properly accept your “attaboy” award for saving the comic world from Sinestro’s teardrop.

Is Rich Johnson the Ebay seller? This seems EXACTLY like the kind of thing he would try to profit from.

Oh, god, SOMEBODY STOP HIM BEFORE ANOTHER SPECULATOR BOOM STARTS TO GROW!!! We can’t afford to have them nearly ruin the comic industry again! We CAN’T!!!!

Oh My God SPECULATORs are on Red Alert :(

If you live in the Phoenix area stop by one of our Samurai Comics locations. We pulled them for returns, but if you really want a copy you can get it for cover price from us.

It’s just a hicky (big piece of dirt or dried ink on the black plate). They usually aren’t that big but it happens. The pressman running the job probably got written up for not spotting it. I run a printing press and the last page you want a hickey is the FRONT COVER!!! Customer will spot it right away most times. Deeper in the book…might not notice.

how sad that somebody actually has a bid in for that ebay auction. it’s saying “soldout” and “extremely hard to find”, bull$#!t, i went to my local comic shop just this morning to get my weekly pulls & saw this issue on the shelves, not being a Green Lantern fan i would normally not even pay attention to it, but i remembered this article so out of curiosity i looked at all the copies real quick, he had about 30 copies, i counted 8 with the misprint.

Soldout at both of my comic shops. not sure what that “dax” was talking about, he must live in a remote area where his shop doesn’t sell very much, if they still have that many copies left on a Friday. Also consider that those who bid on that auction may not live anywhere near comic shops. Opinions are like a$&holes everyone has one. Last time I checked this was still the USA. Whoever purchased the comic with the flaw has every right to do whatever he pleases with it. Seems like people on here are content with ageeing with the author of the article, the article, and other posts. What is really sad is the undertones of the article trying to influence others and disuade them from purchasing or bidding on the item by vilafying the seller. If I had a copy I’d sell it too. Furthermore, CBR is providing free publicity to the seller (which I’m kind of glad because if it wasn’t for stumbling upon this article, I wouldn’t have found a few other items the seller has on his site). Thanks CBR..

well if you consider Seattle a remote area, i guess so…. but you’re right, people can do whatever they want with their comics, and if somebody feels like paying $10 for it on ebay more power to them for feeling that strongly about it. or even more as a quick ebay search now shows several more copies up for sale at a wide price range. but i won’t feel bad for putting down the sellers who make blatant false advertisement with words like “rare” or “sold out” when it’s clearly not.

I think its pretty cool is that the seller has included a bonus Comicbook to go along with the Misprint, I guess it sets him apart from all the other sellers. Its unfortunate that with all the other sellers selling the same item, the article has singled out that one seller. Just makes me wonder if CBR has any of those misprints on Ebay for sale too.

I was keeping my eyes open for one, and one of my local shops had a stack of GL #1s left, and the last one in the stack was a teardrop cover. I felt like Charlie Bucket finding the Golden Ticket in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. A fool and his money, you say? Who cares! It’s my money, I say!

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