Spider-Man foils theft on Free Comic Book Day

A fun little story from the BBC news where a man dressed up as Spider-Man for Free Comic Book Day prevented a man from stealing an X-Men Omnibus with the aid of The Flash and some Jedi Knights.

CCTV footage shows him “leap” into action and confront the would-be shoplifter who had slipped a AU$160 (£97) X-Men book into his bag.

Mr Baulderstone said customers at the shop in Adelaide thought it was a stunt until he asked them to call the police.

“We had about 40 people dressed up as their favourite superheroes to celebrate International Free Comic Day, so he [the thief] didn’t have much of a choice but to hand the X-Men Omnibus back after a little bit of a scuffle,” Mr Baulderstone told the Adelaide Advertiser.

 

Michael Baulderstone

You gotta love quirky news like this. On a somewhat related note as expensive as those giant Marvel Omnibuses are, they are really awesome. I certainly prefer them to the Masterworks books even though they aren’t good for travel, there’s something impressive about them on one’s book shelf. We just need Marvel to put them out faster.

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