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Image Comics: ‘SAGA’ #41 Sees Slight Delay in Release Due to Printing Error (1/14)

Due to a printer error, Image Comics will be reprinting SAGA #41 in time for it to hit shelves on the adjusted release date of January 4th, 2017.

Bumping any title is a disappointment, but SAGA has shipped on time every issue up to this point and being forced to delay this one was an incredibly difficult decision,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “Unfortunately, while delaying the book for a week tarnishes our on-time shipping record, selling SAGA #41 as it was originally printed would have negatively impacted the quality of one of the best comics on the market. Not everything can be perfect, but in this case, the difference between the files submitted to the printer and the book that was printed were so great that we simply could not let the book go as is.

LEFT: SAGA #41 with printer error in colors.          RIGHT: Forthcoming reprint of SAGA #41

Brian K. Vaughan, writer and co-creator, added: “Fiona and I are really sorry to have to ask readers, and our retailer partners, to wait just a little bit longer to read a finished issue that we’re particularly proud of. But we’re very grateful to our printer and everyone at Image for working quickly to fix an unfortunate printing error that we felt hurt the quality of our book. Thanks for understanding, and Happy Holidays!

SAGA #41 (Diamond code: OCT160634) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, January 4th.


BRIAN K. VAUGHAN

Brian K. Vaughan is the award-winning writer of comics like Saga, Y: The Last Man and The Private Eye, a digital, pay-what-you-want series available at his site PanelSyndicate.com. His upcoming works for Image Comics include the futuristic military thriller We Stand on Guard with artist Steve Skroce and the young adult mystery Paper Girls with Cliff Chiang. He sometimes dabbles in television, including stints on the hit series Lost and Stephen King’s Under the Dome.

FIONA STAPLES

Fiona Staples is a Canadian comic book artist known for her work on books such as North 40, DV8: Gods and Monsters, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and Saga

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ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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Jason Bennett
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