Marvel at return of comics

Most of the comics stolen from an East Vancouver home during a break in earlier this month have been recovered.

Vancouver Police put out a public appeal after a 100-pound safe loaded with rare comics disappeared without a trace on Oct. 17.

"Investigators visited every store involved in the sale and purchase of collectables in an attempt to locate the stolen comics and possibly identify a suspect," said police in a news release.

One of the comics, Fantastic Four: Issue No 1, is considered rare and is selling for $9,800 on eBay.

"Earlier this week, a man walked into a Vancouver business looking to sell a number of comics," said police.

"The owner of the shop quickly recognized them as the comics officers had been looking for. He held onto the items for police and the suspect fled the shop."

The Fantastic Four comic was recovered.

Police are still trying to identify the man who brought the comics to the shop and no arrests have been made.

Anyone who has any information about the break-in or the whereabouts of the remaining comics is asked to contact the VPD Property Crime Unit at 604-717-3328, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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