Sporadic Sequential
Friday, July 31, 2009
Symbolic Smudging or Stray Smearing?

Just got volume 4 of Pluto in the mail today. Once again, it was amazing read as all volumes in this series have been. But the reading experience was slightly marred by a printing problem — the spread on pages 34-35 had noticeable black smudges running down the middle:

Click to Signature-size!

Did anyone else have this problem in their copy of the book? I'm wondering how widespread the problem is. It's surprising because I generally associate Viz (particularly their Signature line) with top-notch production values. (If Viz were in the habit of giving out No-Prizes, I'd argue that the smudging was intentional to reflect the murky moral ambiguity the two characters are discussing in that scene.)

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