Mind the Gap #2
Recalled due to dark pages

Image Comics, June 2012.

Guide: $5 NM
Est. qty: 1,500
Right now on eBay

Cover A

Collectability: 1 star Mind The Gap #2 Recalled Cover A
Guide: $6 NM
Est. qty: 1,500
Right now on eBay

Cover B

Collectability: 1 star Mind The Gap #2 Recalled Cover B

In this comic, the art was intentinally darkened on some pages as one of the characters fell into unconciousness. However, two of the later pages (18 and 19) were inadvertently darkened and although they were still readable, the artwork is indistinct; because of this the comic was recalled and reprinted.

Mind The Gap #2 Page 19 extract

The error was noticed fairly early on and the recall notice went out in advance of the delivery, allowing Diamond time to stop some of the distribution before it hit the shops. Some LCS also carried out the recall notice, refusing to sell the error issues hence a good proportion of the original print run (around 16,000 for world-wide distribution) would have been destroyed. However, there were some comic shops that did receive and sell the comics (certainly some on the West Coast and the UK are known to have received the comics) and many were snapped up by eager buyers, appearing on eBay the same day for $25 or more.

Prices have settled now, with the initial demand seemingly satisfied; the comics can now be picked up on auction sites for around thrice the $2.99 cover price.