Fans of Flying Colors Comics Turn Negative into Positive After Vandalism & Burglary

April 28, 2014 7:00 am · 16 comments


Flying Colors Comics & Other Cool Stuff was vandalized and broken into over the weekend, and instead of sulking about it, the store invited fans to come down and decorate their temporary door.

No merchandise was stolen from the store during the break-in, according to the owner Joe Field, but Field did say the “financial loss is significant”.

Check out the photos below, they show the inside & outside of the temporary door.

The glass should be installed later today, and as you can see from the pictures, the store is definitely open for business.

Remember, free comic book day is May 3rd at Flying Colors, which is located at 2980 Treat Blvd. in Concord.



Photos are courtesy of the Flying Colors FACEBOOK PAGE.

anon April 28, 2014 at 8:01 AM

What is wrong with people?

Flying Colors is good people.

Annon April 28, 2014 at 8:21 AM

That is wonderful that they turned things around in a positive way. But I am so sorry that someone or a group would vandalize the comic book store. I will have to take my grandson to see what they have. We use to buy collectible collections for our sons, glad some things last over the years, that bring joy, and inspires kids to read.

anon April 28, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Sorry to see that happen to your store. Great weather to pick up a comic book and have a fun read.

Michelle April 28, 2014 at 9:01 AM

This is really great to see in the community! 🙂

The yellow ranger April 28, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Joe field and family are great people and pillars of our community. Whoever did is is obviously scum and deserve swift justice, hopefully via vigilante retribution al la batman or the like.

Donna Summersault April 28, 2014 at 9:20 AM

This is the dictionary definition of ‘Lemons to Lemonade’

Good for them.

Probably some little punk who didn’t get a discount on his comic book because the edge had a slight crease in it.

Minutemom April 28, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Joe and Libby are wonderful parts of our Claycord community. I’m so glad that they are focusing on the positive! 🙂

Crstehn April 28, 2014 at 10:03 AM

This is sad. This is my happy comic book store. They are informed, helpful and am awesome place to hang.
Glad to see their fans pitching in. Glad to live in a supportive community which bans together to help ! Hope they catch the idiots.

Pyrrhus April 28, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Nice little homage to Clerks. Which is very befitting as Kevin Smith is also a comic book owner. Love Flying Colors when I lived in the area. Great store and a great owner. Also, Joe was instrumental in instituting Free Comic Book Day. I hope his shop recovers and thrives after this break in. Go visit Flying Colors on Free Comic Book day and be sure to also buy something.

NutCreek Frontier April 28, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Nice to see a positive spin on this…am wondering why Countrywood does not have better security cameras…would like to see the photos of these little thugs April 28, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Hi NutCreek Frontier, They are in Oak Grove Plaza, not Countrywood.

ThanksforBeingPositive April 28, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Nice that they put a positive spin on a negative situation. This store has been here for a while and seem to have lots of business. Thanks for being positive.

The Mamba April 28, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Love the Clerks reference, well played sir!

NutCreek Frontier April 28, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Thanks Mayor, brain fart, definitely Oak Grove Plaza, still want to see security cam photos.

Claycordian April 28, 2014 at 9:17 PM

This is awful! Joe Field is so supportive of the library at Meadow Homes Elementary. He is so important to our community! I hope they catch the lowlifes that did this!

Boomhauer May 4, 2014 at 5:27 PM

It was bound to happen at some point. Unfortunately, locked doors are there to keep honest people honest.
I am glad people were able to make this into a positive.
The guys (AND GIRLS!) there always made me feel welcome and were always helpful. I just wish I didn’t live so far away from such a well stocked, well laid out and organized store.

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