Vancouver Police are on the hunt for a thief who stole a comic book that’s potentially worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The first issue of Fantastic Four was stolen, along with several other comics, when a 100-pound safe was taken from a home in East Vancouver on Monday.
That issue of Fantastic Four, which features the first appearance of the titular heroes, was originally published in 1961. A near mint condition copy of the comic, which was written by Stan Lee and illustrated by Jack Kirby, was sold by Metropolis Comics for a whopping $300,000 in 2011.
The VPD says this comic is extremely rare and it should be considered suspicious if you see a copy for sale.
“Someone knows the location of these valuable comics,” says VPD Constable Jason Doucette in a release. “We just hope they do the right thing and share that information with our Property Crime Unit or Crime Stoppers.”
If you have information on this theft, you’re asked to call the VPD Property Crime Unit at 604-717-3328 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.