Thursday, September 09, 2004

Buy a comic, get a skull for free! The Associated Press reports a man has been charged with breaking a federal law that protects archaeological finds after tried to sell the 200-year-old skull of a native Hawaiian.

What's the comics connection, you ask? The man tried to skirt the law when he tried to sell it on eBay (where else?) by arranging for an undercover agent with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to pay him $2,500 for a comic, and get the skull as a gift. The title of the comic, unfortunately, isn't mentioned.

Update: The Honolulu Advertiser has a more detailed account, and identifies the comic as "a collector's edition comic book 'fanzine.'"