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Why Quality Control Matters

I don’t know if it’s just me, or if I’m the only person left reading this manga, and I don’t want to beat on CMX, since they have been making inroads for bringing out new, good manga, but this has really been bothering me.

One of the series’ CMX is releasing is King of Cards, a kind of shojo version of Yu Gi Oh!, but not really. It’s a good series, with enough tweaks to make it different from the other card game manga. Well, I finally got around to reading Volume 2. I got King of Cards Volume 2about 2/3 of the way through the book, right at the climax of the main game of the book. It’s the page where the heroine stands up, proclaiming “I Win!”, but her opponent just smirks and…it immediately repeats the last 20 pages, coming back to that same page, but on the next page the action picks up several more pages in! I have no idea what happened! Why Manami didn’t win! Why she and her cousin were looking at playing her opponent again!!! Why?! Why right there?!?!
King of Cards: Volume 2

I stopped reading, since is seemed kind of pointless to go on without knowing what happened to get to that page. I then did the one thing that seemed logical. I contacted CMX and explained my situation. It’s not like it was my fault, and I couldn’t return it. I preordered it through Previews. A few days later I got a reply back, apologizing for the error and offering to send me a replacement as I requested. All I want to do is finish the story. A week after my email, I get a package in the mail, or a brand spanking new King of Cards Volume 2. I turn to the place where the printing error was…..and this one has the same error! I emailed CMX again, telling them of the problem. They apologized again, thanked me for letting them know, and that seems to be the end of it.

But, I’m still in the same situation. I can’t finish reading the story. I searched around online, and didn’t find anyone else complaining of this problem. I couldn’t find anything on Volume 2 beyond sale items. I found one preview for volume 2, but that was it. So, am I the only one reading this series? Did no one else get to the end to notice the printing error? Or am I the unluckiest person on the planet to have gotten two books with the exact same printing error in twice?

When I contacted CMX about this, it didn’t seem too concerned about it, so I don’t know if they really didn’t know, or just didn’t care. This is really frustrating to me. I don’t quite know what to do, since I don’t know if it’s just me. I don’t want to buy another copy. I certainly won’t find one in my local bookstore or LCS. It’s not popular enough to get stocked. And I don’t want to try online only to find I get the same printing error AGAIN. If anyone has any suggestions, or has a good copy, please let know.