When the initial printing of 1000 copies first began to be sold to retailers, the mistakes were quickly identified. According to one retailer, a notice went out the first few stores which read: "TMNT #1 Full-Color One-Shot Misprint Advisory -- Please note that Mirage Studios’ TMNT #1 Full-color One-shot (SEP090918F) shipped with a printing error. At the request of the publisher, retailers are requested to destroy any copies of the book that they currently have on hand. Replacement copies will ship to retailers on Wednesday, December 2." It is not known how many copies survived, but estimates are in the 100's. The misprint version is identified by gray grid pattern in gutters of interior pages, and a noticeable font difference in the front inside cover text.