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Flash Omnibus Vol.3 Recall

Last week Bleeding Cool reported on a printing error in the recently-release Flash Omnibus vol.3. A few story pages near the end were printed out of order, causing the sudden arrival of Linda and Wally’s twins to make a lot less sense than it did in the original release.

James’ Musings describes the error in detail, and just how it messes with the story.

The murder of the Wests’ unborn twins at the hands of the new Zoom completely shocked readers and altered the course of the mythology. It also nearly tore apart the Wests’ marriage for over a year and half before they achieved reconciliation. So, as I said, this scene in “Rogue War” is therefore the big surprise and payoff. This is the moment where thanks to the miracle of time-travel (and only in comics can you hear a phrase like ‘spontaneous conception via time-travel’), Zoom’s triumph becomes the Wests’ triumph. That the psychotic speedster was indirectly responsible for undoing his own tragedy was additional icing on the cake.

Further discussion at the DC Archives Message Board features scans of the problem pages and an email from DC to retailers:


Due to an error, THE FLASH OMNIBUS BY GEOFF JOHNS VOL. 3 HC (APR120254) was printed with pages out of order. DC Entertainment announces that retailers will receive replacement copies at no cost.

To receive corrected copies of this item, retailers must remove the masthead/indicia page of the book (page 4) and return it to Diamond.

After removing page 4, DC asks retailers to destroy the error copies of the book.

All replacement requests must be received by 10/24/12. Replacement copies are expected to start shipping next month.

Retailers who return this page to Diamond by 10/24/12 will be credited for the return, and will be rebilled for the corrected edition.

If you bought one of the misprinted books, you’ll want to contact the store where you bought it to see about getting a replacement.

We’re Baaack!

I apologize to those who’ve tried to visit the site this weekend and couldn’t see it. Apparently when I upgraded one of my plugins (WP Super-Cache, which normally improves performance on the site), it tried to enable a feature on the server that it didn’t have permission to turn on. Whenever it tried to load a page from the cache, it would run into the permissions problem and show a “500 Internal Server Error” page.

Of course, since I was always logged in when I looked at the site, it never tried to load the page from the cache, so I never saw the error. I even made a few posts.

Reminder to self: When updating plugins, always test the site both while logged in and while not logged in!

Technical details: The .htaccess file in the wp-content/cache folder didn’t have permission to turn on expiration (the error in Apache’s logs was “ExpiresActive not allowed here”). Solution: add “AllowOverride Indexes” to the folder’s area in the server configuration.