Break-In At Mile High Comics - $42,000 In Key Issues Stolen

Howdy!

Our Memorial Day weekend was filled with drama, but not in a good way. At approximately 5 AM on Sunday morning we had someone break in through the rear door of Jason St. He then proceeded to walk our front area of the store, where we have five 6' tall cases filled with our most significant back issues. He smashed the doors off three of those cases, and then chose 14 comics to steal, which had a net retail value of $42,000+.


Broken Showcases

While his crime netted him some beautiful comics, it came with a significant potential price. First, we have video of him engaged in his theft, which we have shared with the news media throughout Colorado. Tips have already been coming in to the Denver P.D. as to his identity. Second, he apparently cut himself rather significantly, as he left a shower of blood drops all around the cases, and also over by our sink. Denver P.D. went to great lengths to get his DNA and other evidence, so if he is eventually identified, he is going to have a very hard time denying his culpability.


Photo of Suspect

Finally, he is going to have a hard time escaping capture, as our video of him stealing our comics has now been shared by thousands of people on Facebook, shown on every television outlet in Denver, also shown in Colorado Springs, and we have given the details about the theft to the Denver Post. Even Colorado Public Radio made our burglary a news piece. Even if we don't catch him right away, this man will be looking over his shoulder for a long, long time.


Broken Showcases

One inexplicable peculiarity of this crime was the selection process. While our thief did steal 13 rare comics and my personal incredibly cool 1943 letter from the Superman Fan Club of America, he left behind over $100,000 in other rare issues. After you've already busted out the showcase doors, why would you leave behind such great back issues as a slabbed AVENGERS #1 and a SPIDER-MAN #50 signed by Stan Lee and John Romita?!? That is the part that none of us who work here can figure out. People are strange...

In any event, aside from letting you know about our misfortune, the purpose of today's newsletter is to extend our 50% off MEMORIALDAY! codeword sale through next weekend. While there was no negative cash flow consequence to our losing 13 of our most expensive back issues, being closed for most of the day on Sunday (so that the Denver P.D. crime scene forensics team could gather evidence), did result in significant lost revenues. That puts an added burden on my beloved and long-suffering wife, Nanette, who tries her best to pay our bills.


Ocean of comics

If you have not yet placed a half price MEMORIALDAY! back issues order with us, we would appreciate it very much if you could maybe do so by next Monday. Will and Pam have been adding quite a few great back issues for you into Premium New-In-Stock, all of which qualify for the 50% off sale. Only new issues, a few variants, and our professionally-graded comics are excluded. Please do enjoy this great sale with our sincere thanks for your support of our family-owned company.

Happy collecting!

Chuck Rozanski,
President - Mile High Comics, Inc.
May 28, 2019

P.S. Below are a few of the great back issues that we just added for you:

MARVEL


CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) (#100-454) (MARVEL) #252 NEWSSTAND

CAPTAIN AMERICA (1968) (#100-454) (MARVEL) #252 NEWSSTAND Very Good

CLOAK AND DAGGER (1983) (#1-4) (MARVEL) #1 Fine

DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #50 Good
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #57 Good
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #159 Fine
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #162 NEWSSTAND Good
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #164 Very Good
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #169 Very Fine
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #170 NEWSSTAND Very Fine
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #171 Very Fine
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #172 NEWSSTAND Fine
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #173 Very Fine
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #174 Near Mint/Mint
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #175 Very Fine
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #177 Near Mint/Mint
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #178 Very Fine
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #181 Very Fine
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #182 Very Fine
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #183 Fine


DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #184

DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #184 Very Fine
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #185 Fine
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #186 Fine
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #188 Very Fine
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #191 Very Fine
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #193 Near Mint/Mint
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #195 Near Mint/Mint
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #196 Very Fine
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #197 Near Mint/Mint
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #200 Very Fine
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #201 Near Mint/Mint
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #202 Near Mint/Mint
DAREDEVIL (1964) (#1-380) (MAN WITHOUT FEAR) (MARVEL) #204 Near Mint/Mint

DEFENDERS (1972) (#1-152) (MARVEL) #120 Very Fine

DENNIS THE MENACE (1981) #2 NEWSSTAND Very Fine
DENNIS THE MENACE (1981) #4 NEWSSTAND Near Mint/Mint
DENNIS THE MENACE (1981) #5 NEWSSTAND Very Fine

DOCTOR STRANGE (1974) (#1-81) (MARVEL) (DR. STRANGE) #61 NEWSSTAND Fine

IRON MAN (1968) (#1-332) (INVINCIBLE IRON MAN)(MARVEL) #138 Fine


IRON MAN (1968) (#1-332) (INVINCIBLE IRON MAN)(MARVEL) #140 NEWSSTAND

IRON MAN (1968) (#1-332) (INVINCIBLE IRON MAN)(MARVEL) #140 NEWSSTAND Very Fine
IRON MAN (1968) (#1-332) (INVINCIBLE IRON MAN)(MARVEL) #141 Fine
IRON MAN (1968) (#1-332) (INVINCIBLE IRON MAN)(MARVEL) #142 Fine
IRON MAN (1968) (#1-332) (INVINCIBLE IRON MAN)(MARVEL) #173 NEWSSTAND Very Fine

KA-ZAR (1981) (#1-34) (THE SAVAGE) (MARVEL) #3 Near Mint/Mint
KA-ZAR (1981) (#1-34) (THE SAVAGE) (MARVEL) #4 Near Mint/Mint
KA-ZAR (1981) (#1-34) (THE SAVAGE) (MARVEL) #4 NEWSSTAND Very Fine
KA-ZAR (1981) (#1-34) (THE SAVAGE) (MARVEL) #6 NEWSSTAND Very Fine
KA-ZAR (1981) (#1-34) (THE SAVAGE) (MARVEL) #7 Near Mint/Mint
KA-ZAR (1981) (#1-34) (THE SAVAGE) (MARVEL) #10 Near Mint/Mint
KA-ZAR (1981) (#1-34) (THE SAVAGE) (MARVEL) #11 Near Mint/Mint
KA-ZAR (1981) (#1-34) (THE SAVAGE) (MARVEL) #12 Near Mint/Mint
KA-ZAR (1981) (#1-34) (THE SAVAGE) (MARVEL) #14 Near Mint/Mint
KA-ZAR (1981) (#1-34) (THE SAVAGE) (MARVEL) #16 Near Mint/Mint
KA-ZAR (1981) (#1-34) (THE SAVAGE) (MARVEL) #17 Near Mint/Mint
KA-ZAR (1981) (#1-34) (THE SAVAGE) (MARVEL) #18 Near Mint/Mint
KA-ZAR (1981) (#1-34) (THE SAVAGE) (MARVEL) #21 Near Mint/Mint
KA-ZAR (1981) (#1-34) (THE SAVAGE) (MARVEL) #26 Near Mint/Mint
KA-ZAR (1981) (#1-34) (THE SAVAGE) (MARVEL) #30 Near Mint/Mint
KA-ZAR (1981) (#1-34) (THE SAVAGE) (MARVEL) #31 Near Mint/Mint
KA-ZAR (1981) (#1-34) (THE SAVAGE) (MARVEL) #32 Near Mint/Mint
KA-ZAR (1981) (#1-34) (THE SAVAGE) (MARVEL) #34 Near Mint/Mint


MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1967) #103 NEWSSTAND

MARVEL SUPER-HEROES (1967) #103 NEWSSTAND Very Fine

MARVEL TALES (1964) (#1-291) #154 NEWSSTAND Fine

PETER PARKER (1976) (#1-263) (SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN) #72 Very Fine
PETER PARKER (1976) (#1-263) (SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN) #79 Very Fine

SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #222 NEWSSTAND Fine

STAR TREK (1980) (#1-18) (MARVEL) #9 NEWSSTAND Fine

STAR WARS (1977) (#1-107) (MARVEL) #41 NEWSSTAND Very Good

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER VOL. 4: FORTRESS VADE TPB (2019) #1 Very Fine

THOR (1962) (#83-125 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, 126-502) #338 NEWSSTAND Very Fine

WEB OF SPIDER-MAN (1985) (#1-129) (MARVEL) #1 Very Fine

WHAT IF... (1977) (#1-47) (MARVEL) #23 NEWSSTAND Fine


WHAT IF... (1977) (#1-47) (MARVEL) #24

WHAT IF... (1977) (#1-47) (MARVEL) #24 Very Fine

DC

ADVENTURES OF THE OUTSIDERS (1986) #33 Near Mint/Mint
ADVENTURES OF THE OUTSIDERS (1986) #35 Near Mint/Mint
ADVENTURES OF THE OUTSIDERS (1986) #36 Near Mint/Mint
ADVENTURES OF THE OUTSIDERS (1986) #39 Near Mint/Mint
ADVENTURES OF THE OUTSIDERS (1986) #41 Near Mint/Mint

ALL-STAR SQUADRON (1981) #4 NEWSSTAND Very Good

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS (1983) (#1-32) (DC) #19 Near Mint/Mint
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS (1983) (#1-32) (DC) #20 Near Mint/Mint
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS (1983) (#1-32) (DC) #23 Near Mint/Mint
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS (1983) (#1-32) (DC) #25 Near Mint/Mint
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS (1983) (#1-32) (DC) #26 Very Fine
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS (1983) (#1-32) (DC) #27 Very Fine
BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS (1983) (#1-32) (DC) #32 Very Fine

HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1951) #251 Very Good

LOIS LANE (1958) (#1-137) (SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND) (DC) #86 Good


LOIS LANE (1958) (#1-137) (SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND) (DC) #109

LOIS LANE (1958) (#1-137) (SUPERMAN'S GIRL FRIEND) (DC) #109 Fine

PREACHER HC (2009) #1 Very Fine
PREACHER HC (2009) #2 Very Fine

PREACHER: ALAMO TPB (VOL. 9) (2001) #1 6TH PRINT (DC: Vertigo Press) Near Mint/Mint

PREACHER: ALL HELL'S A COMING TPB (VOL. 8) #1 5TH PRINT (DC: Vertigo Press) Near Mint/Mint

PREACHER: ANCIENT HISTORY TPB (VOL. 4) #1 7TH PRINT (DC: Vertigo Press) Near Mint/Mint

PREACHER: DIXIE FRIED TPB (VOL. 5) (1998) #1 7TH PRINT (DC: Vertigo Press) Near Mint/Mint

PREACHER: SALVATION TPB (VOL. 7) (1999) #1 5TH PRINT (DC: Vertigo Press) Very Fine

PREACHER: WAR IN THE SUN TPB (VOL. 6) (1999) #1 5TH PRINT (DC: Vertigo Press) Fine

STORMWATCH VOL. 3: BETRAYAL TPB (2013) #1 Near Mint/Mint

STORMWATCH VOL. 4: RESET TPB (2014) #1 Near Mint/Mint

SWAMP THING, SAGA OF (1982) #1 NEWSSTAND (DC: Vertigo Press) Very Fine


UNEXPECTED (1956) (TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #1-104) #109

UNEXPECTED (1956) (TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED #1-104) #109 Very Good

WITCHING HOUR (1969) (#1-85) (DC) #5 Very Good

DARK HORSE COMICS

STAR WARS: DARK TIMES TPB (2007) #1 Near Mint/Mint
STAR WARS: DARK TIMES TPB (2007) #2 Near Mint/Mint

STAR WARS: DARK TIMES VOL. 4: BLUE HARVEST TPB (2010) #1 Near Mint/Mint

STAR WARS: DARK TIMES VOL. 5: OUT OF THE WILDERNESS TPB (2012) #1 Near Mint/Mint

STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC TPB (2006) #1 6TH PRINT Near Mint/Mint
STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC TPB (2006) #2 Near Mint/Mint
STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC TPB (2006) #3 Near Mint/Mint
STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC TPB (2006) #4 Near Mint/Mint
STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC TPB (2006) #6 Near Mint/Mint
STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC TPB (2006) #7 Near Mint/Mint
STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC TPB (2006) #8 Near Mint/Mint
STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC TPB (2006) #9 Near Mint/Mint
STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC TPB (2006) #10 Near Mint/Mint

STAR WARS: LEGACY II VOL. 1: PRISONER OF THE FLOAT TPB (2013) #1 Fine

STAR WARS: LEGACY TPB (2006) #1 Very Fine


STAR WARS: LEGACY TPB (2006) #2

STAR WARS: LEGACY TPB (2006) #2 Near Mint/Mint
STAR WARS: LEGACY TPB (2006) #3 Near Mint/Mint
STAR WARS: LEGACY TPB (2006) #4 Very Fine
STAR WARS: LEGACY TPB (2006) #5 Near Mint/Mint

STAR WARS: LEGACY VOL. 7: STORMS TPB (2009) #1 Near Mint/Mint

STAR WARS: LEGACY VOL. 8: TATOOINE TPB (2010) #1 Near Mint/Mint

STAR WARS: LEGACY VOL. 9: MONSTER TPB (2010) #1 Near Mint/Mint

STAR WARS: LEGACY VOL.10: EXTREMES TPB (2010) #1 Near Mint/Mint

STAR WARS: LEGACY VOL.11: WAR TPB (2012) #1 Very Good

STAR WARS: REBELLION TPB (2006) #1 2ND PRINT Near Mint/Mint
STAR WARS: REBELLION TPB (2006) #2 Near Mint/Mint

STAR WARS: VECTOR TPB (2008) #1 Near Mint/Mint
STAR WARS: VECTOR TPB (2008) #2 2ND PRINT Near Mint/Mint

IMAGE COMICS

MONSTRESS TPB (2016) #2 Near Mint/Mint


SPAWN: ORIGINS TPB (2009) #1 5TH PRINT

SPAWN: ORIGINS TPB (2009) #1 5TH PRINT Near Mint/Mint
SPAWN: ORIGINS TPB (2009) #2 Near Mint/Mint
SPAWN: ORIGINS TPB (2009) #3 Near Mint/Mint
SPAWN: ORIGINS TPB (2009) #4 3RD PRINT Near Mint/Mint
SPAWN: ORIGINS TPB (2009) #5 3RD PRINT Near Mint/Mint
SPAWN: ORIGINS TPB (2009) #6 2ND PRINT Very Fine
SPAWN: ORIGINS TPB (2009) #7 Near Mint/Mint
SPAWN: ORIGINS TPB (2009) #8 Fine
SPAWN: ORIGINS TPB (2009) #9 Very Fine
SPAWN: ORIGINS TPB (2009) #10 Near Mint/Mint
SPAWN: ORIGINS TPB (2009) #11 Near Mint/Mint
SPAWN: ORIGINS TPB (2009) #12 Fine
SPAWN: ORIGINS TPB (2009) #13 Near Mint/Mint
SPAWN: ORIGINS TPB (2009) #14 Near Mint/Mint
SPAWN: ORIGINS TPB (2009) #15 Near Mint/Mint
SPAWN: ORIGINS TPB (2009) #16 Very Fine
SPAWN: ORIGINS TPB (2009) #17 Near Mint/Mint
SPAWN: ORIGINS TPB (2009) #18 Near Mint/Mint
SPAWN: ORIGINS TPB (2009) #19 Near Mint/Mint
SPAWN: ORIGINS TPB (2009) #20 Very Good

INDEPENDENTS

BONANZA (1962) #18 (Gold Key) Good


BONANZA (1962) #30

BONANZA (1962) #30 (Gold Key) Good

CARDBOARD TPB (2012) #1 8TH PRINT (Graphix) Fine

DONATELLO (TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES) #1 (Mirage Studios) Very Fine

OVERTAKEN TPB (2018) #1 (Aspen) Near Mint/Mint

SHRUGGED TPB (2009) #1 (Aspen) Near Mint/Mint

STARSLAYER (1982) #2 (First Comics) Fine

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (1984) (#1-62) (MIRAGE) #29 (Mirage Studios) Fine
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (1984) (#1-62) (MIRAGE) #30 (Mirage Studios) Very Fine
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (1984) (#1-62) (MIRAGE) #44 (Mirage Studios) Very Fine

ZOT! (1984) #11 (Eclipse Enterprises) Near Mint/Mint
ZOT! (1984) #17 (Eclipse Enterprises) Near Mint/Mint
ZOT! (1984) #18 (Eclipse Enterprises) Near Mint/Mint
ZOT! (1984) #19 (Eclipse Enterprises) Very Fine
ZOT! (1984) #20 (Eclipse Enterprises) Near Mint/Mint
ZOT! (1984) #21 (Eclipse Enterprises) Near Mint/Mint


ZOT! (1984) #22

ZOT! (1984) #22 (Eclipse Enterprises) Near Mint/Mint
ZOT! (1984) #23 (Eclipse Enterprises) Near Mint/Mint
ZOT! (1984) #25 (Eclipse Enterprises) Near Mint/Mint
ZOT! (1984) #30 (Eclipse Enterprises) Very Fine
ZOT! (1984) #33 (Eclipse Enterprises) Near Mint/Mint
ZOT! (1984) #35 (Eclipse Enterprises) Very Fine

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