On Wednesday night there was a break in at Comics Plus, a comic book shop in Macon, GA.
According to WMAZ, a local news outlet, the bandit or bandits used a crowbar to pry open the door and then disabled the alarm system by cutting out the wires and ripping it off the wall.
While the robbers made off with a safe containing $2,200 in cash, the more valuable pilfered items were the first eight issues of Justice League of America as well as the first 20 issues of X-Men.
The owner of the store, Will Peavy, said that the early 1960’s issues were graded, meaning they had been authenticated and given a score based on their condition.
Peavy said the Justice League set was worth $100,000, and he told WMAZ that the X-Men set also had a “six-figure value.”
Peavy said that he was sure the burglars knew what they were looking for when they broke into his store, but he suggested that they didn’t think through the crime if they were looking to resell the comics.
After all, the issues have serial numbers associated with them. “They’re pretty stupid,” Peavy told WMAZ. “It’s like stealing a car.
If they try to sell them, they’re going to get caught.”