Mile High Comics is the largest back issue seller of comic books in the USA by far.
So when a hailstorm burst through their warehouses in Monday, it was not going to be a pretty site. Comics and water do not mix. In a scene reminiscent of the opening episode of Misfits, extra large, extra hard hailstones, golf-ball-to-tennis-ball size, torrented down at speed.
Chuck Rozanski, owner of Mile Hugh describes what happened next. Which, sadly, didn;t involve anyone getting super powers, unless you include the cleaning up speed…
As I ran downstairs to see what was going on, all 42 of our beautiful skylights (including the one over my desk…) simultaneously disintegrated under the bombardment of those huge hailstones. We had shards of sharp acrylic raining down everywhere in the store, followed by the unbelievable sight of an indoor hailstorm! Everyone had to take cover to keep from getting injured by these huge hunks of ice, as a direct hit could easily have caused broken bones, a concussion, or worse. Through sheer good fortune, no one was injured.
While the stock for the on-line store was mostly protected thanks to the work of employees, they estimate they have lost $30,000 – $50,000 from the store operation, and from their new collection storage, as well as to the structure of the roof of the building, which will cost over a million dollars to repair.
They have cleaned up the store and are reminding customers of the Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament to benefit the Harvey Milk Foundation held this Saturday as planned, starting at 11 AM.
But if you did want to make an order with Mile High, they would appreciate the custom at this time – and have a 30% off KITTYPRIDE! codeword for all their back issue comics and magazines, to help until the insurance reckoning comes through…