Usually when we hear the words “stolen” and “comics” used together it’s about a theft. Here’s a positive instance when those two words can go together due to the work of some enterprising individuals who are going to change that a bit. Stolencomics.com is a soon to be launched website that will allow comic collectors world wide help each other track down stolen art or collections.
The idea came about after a victim had a graded copy of Fantastic Four #49 stolen and the thieves attempted to sell it to a shop. The owner of the comic had posted about the theft to various message boards, and this helped recover the item.
This is a great example of using technology and crowd sourcing to solve crime and prevent the profiting from stolen goods.
If you have any any stolen items, for now go to the website and follow the instructions and your tale may be included during launch.