Hundreds of comics damaged at ToonSeum

March 6, 2012 12:39:24 PM PST
Holy leaky roof, Batman!!!

Hundreds and possibly thousands of rare comic books were damaged at a comic museum's warehouse last week.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the leaks at the ToonSeum warehouse destroyed books, exhibition reproductions and probably thousands of comic books.

Executive director Joe Wos says the most valuable comics weren't at the warehouse, but some of what was lost will be "very difficult to replace." He says much of the material was waiting for transfer to the ToonSeum's new on-site library.

The ToonSeum is one of only three museums in the country dedicated exclusively to the cartoon arts.


Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,