The first key comic that I bought was at a flea market in Alameda, CA, back in the 80s. It had significant chew marks, but I was happy to own this book. I recreated the missing parts of the cover using pictures from what I believe was an Overstreet guide. While it's no longer my pride and joy, it's still a book in my personal collection.
Last Edit: Oct 19, 2019 5:16:49 GMT -8 by 50 Fiddy
But it does come with a free dose of Leptospirosis.
I've always wondered if it were possible for people to catch some type of disease from these books.
Leptospira would typically only survive for a few weeks, so infection is extremely unlikely if the books were chewed years ago. Also, the rat would need to pee on the book. Saliva isn't considered to be a significant risk.
There was a case in the UK many years ago where a man visited a pub and asked for a bottle of beer. The beer had been stored in a rat-infested cellar where a rat had peed on the bottle. The man died some weeks later from Leptospirosis (Weil's disease).
Anyway, I'm getting
To clarify, most of what I say shouldn’t be taken too seriously...