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Hack / Slash My First Maniac #4
Recalled: Barcode inside the comic

Image Comics, September 2010 ; Barcode: 70985300876700411.

Diamond Code: JUL100444 ; In Shops: 2010-09-08 ; SRP: $3.50.

Guide: $10 NM
Est. qty: 4,500
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Cover A Variant:
Seeley / Badilla

2 Star Rating: Low Distribution 1,001-10,000 Low Dist. Hack / Slash My First Maniac #4 Recalled Cover A
Guide: $10 NM
Est. qty: 4,500
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Cover B Variant:
Michael Gaydos

2 Star Rating: Low Distribution 1,001-10,000 Low Dist. Hack / Slash My First Maniac #4 Recalled Cover B

Image unfortunately seemed to have sent these to the printer with a slight error: although the story was in sequence, what should have been the back cover (an advert with the comic's barcode in the bottom left) was printed on the inside front cover instead off-setting all the pages by one. This lead to a two-page pin up inside the comic being on each side of one leaf instead of both parts of the image being visible on opposing pages.

Hack / Slash My First Maniac #4 Recalled Pin Up problem

Image quickly recalled the comic, with Diamond issuing the recall notice below but this was too late to catch some that made it out to the public.

Hack / Slash My First Maniac #4 Diamond Recall Notice

For the corrected issues the advert from the inside cover was simply moved to the back cover such that the later two-page pin up can be seen in full on two opposing pages:

Hack / Slash My First Maniac #4 Diamond Recall Notice

The variants can be easily identified from their back covers:

Hack / Slash My First Maniac # 4 Back-Cover Comparison

The barcode was also changed for the reprint but only for cover B (a second error!):

  • 70985300876700411: Cover A recalled
  • 70985300876700411: Cover A revised
  • 70985300876700411: Cover B recalled
  • 70985300876700421: Cover B revised

At present CGC have no recorded gradings of either the recalled or corrected copies.

Only a few of these have been offered for sale so far as error/recalled copies but others sold as standard copies could also be recalled copies as well.

Hack Slash My First Maniac #4 Recalled
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