photo_servlet.jpgWhen Paul and Jamillah Washington bought their kid a coloring book at a local garage sale, the didn’t expect to land in the slammer.

When the couple opened the coloring book they discovered black and white sketches, and when they took the pages to be appraised they found out the pages were original stolent comic art.

They turned out to be over sized art boards for the original “Avengers” comic book from 1964, worth some $48,000.

The Washingtons have been released while the investigation is underway.

via Fox News Memphis

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3 Comments

  1. Jason
    August 24, 2007 at 11:31 am — Reply

    That’s not from the Avengers…

  2. August 24, 2007 at 11:56 am — Reply

    Not the “Cap, Iron Man & Thor” Avengers, but the “Steed & Mrs. Peel” Avengers, I would presume…

  3. August 24, 2007 at 11:58 am — Reply

    Or, actually, not: Pages from Avengers #1 (Marvel Style) were part of the haul, but that image is from “Curse of Frankenstein.”

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