Last night, June 10th, all three Ultimate Comics physical store locations in North Carolina were broken into and burglarized. Over $20,000 worth of comic books, toys and merchandise were stolen, glass display cases smashed, and the store’s windows were broken for entry.
Luckily, no one was hurt, and the stores themselves are boarded up, being cleaned, and will be open today. Obviously if you have any information on the situation please contact owner Alan Gill at: [email protected]. All info will be considered confidential, but to anonymously report any information, please use the contact form at: http://ultimatecomics.com/contact/
So now, what? Now Ultimate Comics needs a little help from it’s friends. If you’re in the position to help we simply ask you to consider maybe picking up an extra book, trying a new title, or simply stopping in to show your support. If you can’t stop in or maybe live too far away, please consider pre-ordering our Batman #50 store exclusive by Nick Derington you can purchase here: http://ultimatecomics.com/batman-50-exclusive-covers/. This is a gorgeous collector’s item and great a way to help Ultimate Comics get back on our feet after this devastating hit.
And whether you’re a comic’s pro, news outlet, fellow store, or a fan like us, every re-tweet, share, or shout-out helps too! Let people know they can support Ultimate Comics by grabbing a copy of one of the year’s hottest comic books, stopping by or giving us a shout online!
And we would be remiss to say that even though this is a tragedy, one that we’re really only beginning to assess…how “comic book” is it that we were “struck by a crime wave?”
Thank you in advance, Ulti-friends!
More details and updates as soon as we have them, thank you for your ongoing support!
– Ultimate Comics Staff