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