Fourth World Problems – Omnibus Has A Major Printing Error

The new Fourth World Omnibus reprinting the classic work across a number of titles by Jack Kirby, currently inspiring DC’s big movies, appears to have had a page printed twice. And where the extra page is, a page omitted.

On the Marvel Masterworks Fansite, the user jurassicbond posted images that demonstrate the problem. Page 864 on the left…

Suddenly appearing on Page 943 as well… instant deja vu!

Instead of this page from Jimmy Olsen #148 that you should have had,

Once upon a time, a misprinted panel in the first printing of the Crisis Of Infinite Earths hardcover collection meant a full recall and replacement or a very expensive item, and the firing of a senior and longstanding DC Comics employee.

Nothing like that seemed to happen for recent errors in the Justice League International Omnibus last month. Will anything happen for the Fourth World?

DC Comics has just reprinted a print run of Supergirl #16 after there were issues with a variant cover. But that’s for half of a print run of a $2.99 title. This is a $150 book….

Fourth World Omnibus

After co-creating comic book heroes such as THE FANTASTIC FOUR and THE HULK, legendary writer/artist Jack Kirby came to DC Comics in 1970 to write and illustrate four interlocking series known collectively as “The Fourth World.”Now, as part of the celebration of the 100th birthday of Jack Kirby, DC collects Kirby’s entire runs on these four series–THE NEW GODS, THE FOREVER PEOPLE, MISTER MIRACLE and SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN–In a single volume. These comics spanned galaxies, from the streets of Metropolis to the far-flung twin worlds of New Genesis and Apokolips, as cosmic-powered heroes and villains struggle for supremacy, and the world-conquering Darkseid adventured across Earth for the deadly Anti-Life Equation.

Collects SUPERMAN’S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #133-139 and 141-148, THE NEW GODS #1-11, THE FOREVER PEOPLE #1-11, MISTER MIRACLE #1-18, plus later stories from NEW GODS #4 and DC GRAPHIC NOVEL #4.

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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