The Man Who Started A Comic Store. By Stealing From A Comic Store?


A comic store employee writes;

I work at a comic book store in Missisauga. A few weeks ago, a few books were stolen from the store only to end up on eBay. We have video tape of a guy stealing a pile of CGC books from us – included is a Batman #251 CGC 7.0, an Amazing Fantasy #15 CGC 1.0 SS and a few other books.

Well, the Amazing Fantasy #15 was sold on eBay and was sent to Florida.

The Batman #251 was apparently sold at a pawn shop earlier this week for $50.

We know who the perp is and he's been charged – but get this – he said to me that he stole the money just so he can start his own comic book store.

HE TOLD ME he stole the book because the bank refused a loan A LOAN FOR HIM TO START HIS OWN COMIC BOOK STORE!

Anyway, I'm trying to track down who bought this Amazing Fantasy #15.


Can you help? The CGC number is 1151890002.


And yes, the guy's name is Lex.

Uniquely the store employee found themselves in an online discussion with the person they are accusing. I disguised both online identities with colour coding, as Lex was using a friend's account…


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And that was the way I was going to leave it. Until the person being accused by the shop owner started posting about it on Twitter.




Possibly not as stupid as posting about it on Twitter. He's started deleting tweets now after I contacted him on eBay, asking for comment, but we took screencaps.



And after I contacted him for a statement, without response, he started deleting tweets;


He may be learning. But he will be a good looking comic store owner apparently. So that's all good…

And he seems to have learned some kind of lesson here.


Still, I think the original comic store worker would like his comics back please if this really did all play out as it seems to have… or the ten thousand dollars! Maybe Lex could sell his number plate…

He would really make a terrible super villain.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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