The book was scheduled for release in December, but is being reprinted after the publisher noticed a fault with the original run.
"We noticed a quality control issue with this initial printing - namely, the covers were prone to warping - so we decided that the best course of action was to reprint the book," Fantagraphics wrote in a post on its website.
"Of course, being the obsessive perfectionists that we are, we couldn't resist making a few additional tweaks to the book first, including brand new cover art... which is why it's taking a little extra time."
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Some of the earlier copies have made their way into readers' hands at conventions and events.
Fantagraphics are offering replacements, or 50% off the new edition if owners wish to keep their original copies and send photographic proof to the publisher.
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