An unusual drug-related seizure proved lucrative for the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, which sold hundreds of comic books online for $1,605 Tuesday.
There was a flurry of bidding during the final hours of the auction, which began July 19 and involved up to 500 comic books individually wrapped in protective plastic sleeves.
The collection was seized in 2014 from a Ladson mobile home where police say large amounts of drugs were found.
The govdeals.com auction netted the Sheriff’s Office more money than the sales of two cars, a moped and a 70-inch television — combined — during the past two weeks.
The auction listing didn’t say which titles might be found in the boxes of comics, but it was clear someone at the Sheriff’s Office took a look and knows comics enough to mention some valuable items in the lot.
The collection, the listing said, included “1990s era X-Men titles, Infinity Gauntlet series 1-6, 1st appearance of ‘Bishop,’ 2nd appearance of ‘Dead Pool,’ Spiderman.”
“Obviously, and based on the high volume of interest in the auction process, comic books still have