$1,700 in superhero T-shirts stolen from Zeus Comics

Through the wonder of Twitter, we learned that award-winning Dallas retailer Zeus Comics and Collectibles was  burglarized overnight, with the culprit stealing the store's entire inventory of T-shirts.

Owner Richard Neal tweeted this morning that he arrived to find a window smashed and more than $1,700 worth of shirts gone.

"Everything is fine," he assured friends and customers. "Business as usual for us. It was a simple smash & grab. A loss is a loss is a loss but it could have been worse. No use in being over dramatic. I hope insurance covers it all."

"There will certainly be a void of super-hero T-shirt gifts in Dallas this Christmas," he later joked. "Christmas is ruined! ... At least we were able [to] move that last Strangers in Paradise shirt, even if it was theft. Good luck trying to sell that at Traders Village!"

Opened in 2000, Zeus Comics and Collectibles won the 2006 Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailing Award.

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