Scooby Doo Where are You!
#7 Advert Error
DC Comics, May 2011.
Just after its release in early 2011, DC contacted retailers to say there was a printing error in Scooby Doo Where are You! #7 and that all copies
should be destroyed with replacement being sent a couple of weeks later.
The error copy has an advert from 2009 for Absolute V for Vendetta, which does not fit the age profile of the readers of Scooby Doo, and is also a couple of years out of date:
The "destroy notice" (below) from DC was enough for CGC to add it to the recalled list of comics in the CGC registry in November 2011.
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