#2418: Vermillion #12 (1997)
Strange one. This is the final issue of this series, part of DC’s late-1990s abortive Helix line, their attempt to do for science-fiction what Vertigo had successfully done for fantasy earlier in the decade. There is nothing noteworthy at first glance about this comic, except that our copy has the pages printed out of order. For a second, I even considered that it might’ve been done deliberately.
I just checked around, and it doesn’t seem to be a commonly reported incident, so I’m guessing that it is just this copy that is messed up, rather than the complete print run. According to the numbers at Chomichron, this issue sold only 5,669 copies. Even with these sad sales numbers, this title was one of the more successful books in the Helix imprint - only four titles made it to a twelfth issue (the most successful, obviously, was Transmetropolitan, which was shifted to Vertigo when Helix folded).
I’m not sure that the misprinting actually affects our coding of the book, so we probably won’t bother to replace it.