EAGLE ROCK — Writer and teacher Adam Rose has been collecting comic books for 30 years, amassing 8,000 books that were stored in 14 white boxes in the garage of his Eagle Rock home. But earlier this month, as his family had gathered to celebrate his 40th birthday, Rose was up at 6 a.m. to walk his dog when he noticed that the garage door was wide open and those 14 white boxes were gone.
“They took nothing else and even moved my nice bike to get to boxes,” said Rose of the theft from his home in the north end Eagle Rock. “I am still in shock to say the least. Thirty years of collecting down the drain.”
Rose reported the crime to police but is asking for help to recover his treasure trove of comic books, which included such titles as X Factor, Death of Superman, Dark Knight Returns, Incredible Hulk #340 and the entire run of Justice League International. A list of the most valuable books in his collection has been posted on Bleeding Cool; he asks fellow comic book fans to watch out for these titles on Craigslist, ebay or the local comic book store.