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Mon Dec 31, 2018, 01:18 PM

Over $100K in Comic Books Stolen From Storage Unit

https://comicbook.com/comics/2018/12/29/comic-books-valued-over-100-thousand-dollars-stolen-storage-las-/

For one Las Vegas man, super villains don't just exist on the pages of comic books. They exist in real life as well and one is responsible for the theft of $100,000 worth of comic books.

According to News 3 Las Vegas, two suspects broke into Daniel Ballard's Life Storage unit on Thursday, December 27 and stole 12 boxes of comic books totaling around 3000 individual books, including several valuable issues.

The crown jewel of it was the Amazing Spider-Man," Ballard said. "I had the entire run, 1-170, volume one and two. I had a lot of other issues. The first appearance of Venom, Death of Captain Stacy, and the first appearance of the Punisher."

And it wasn't just Ballardís personal collection that was stolen. Some of the books belonged to a charity Ballard works with, Critical Care Comics. The charity delivers comics to children in hospitals. Ballard told KTNV Las Vegas that the whole theft brought him to tears.

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Mon Dec 31, 2018, 02:17 PM

1. Brings me to tears thinking about it. Theft happens so fast.

Especially w collectibles, the thief rarely knows or appreciates the value of what they've stolen. Hope he gets them back. That most likely took A LONG time to collect. Better days Mr. Ballard.

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Mon Dec 31, 2018, 02:37 PM

2. Man, it's bad enough when somebody steals stuff that's easily replaceable

But to have a collection like that stolen must really be soul crushing.

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