Strange but true tale.
by Press Release - Atlas Press
June 27, 2006 - Tuesday morning a bizarre theft occurred at an institution in the comic book community, Comickaze on Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Three suspects in typical Halloween skeleton costumes entered the store and turned over a display full of old comics, spilling them all over the floor. The men grabbed several Golden Age comics. Owner Robert Scott and his clerk could only watch.
Scott, who has been known to employ various disciplines of martial arts in dispatching would-be criminals, was at a rare disadvantage. "I couldn't move an inch," explained Scott. "It certainly wasn't out of fear, because these guys in their hokey costumes weren't the least bit scary. But my arms and legs were heavy as lead, and wouldn't move until the crooks had left the store. The same think happened with everyone on site." Exactly what books are missing are not known yet. "We still have to clean up this mess, but from what I was able to see, they grabbed some early appearances of the character Marvel Boy. I want those back- with the character returning in Marvel's Agents of Atlas this summer, those old issues are going to go up in value!"The perpetrators specifically ignored other valuable comics to grab the ones with Marvel Boy. "They kept pointing at the covers, examining them," explained clerk Lucky Bronson. "I got the impression they wanted just one, but weren't sure which. One guy was pointing at each word, like he was trying to get a message out of the books or something."If anyone has any tips pertinent to this case, they are urged to not call authorities, but instead leave such information at The Temple of Atlas weblog on Marvel.com.