HOQUIAM, Wash. (AP) — Police say a man was carrying a dead weasel when he burst into an apartment and assaulted a man in Washington state.

The victim asked, “Why are you carrying a weasel?” Police said the attacker answered, “It’s not a weasel, it’s a marten,” then punched him in the nose and fled.

The attacker was apparently looking for his girlfriend and had gone to her former boyfriend’s apartment Monday where the victim was a guest.

KXRO reports he left the carcass behind.

Police later found the 33-year-old Hoquiam man arguing with his girlfriend at another location and arrested him after a fight.

He said he had found the marten dead near Hoquiam, but police don’t know why he carried it with him.

A marten is a member of the weasel family.

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Issue 8 is back on track.  Here is page 1 that I just scanned in.  I will go back in now and add some grays, and then start the lettering process.

Issues with milestone numbers tend to grab my attention.  I have recently picked up Spawn #200 as well as Iron Man #500.  The different being there has not been an Iron Man #1 through 500.  They relaunched it at least 4 times in that span.

I also recently bought Wolverine #900 so I was surprised when I saw issue 1000 this month.  The comic itself was not that bad, and the price was reasonable at $4.99 considering it was all new material with a high page count.  Some of the art was more suitable to MAD Magazine, but none of the stories were terrible.

DC tends to be more respectful of their titles and not relaunching for no reason, so Marvel slapping an issue 1000 on a comic that is just a one shot seems kind of silly.  With all the reboots Marvel has done because they like a new #1, it seem counterproductive to put a #1000 on a comic thinking it will sell better than having a #1.

I also bought Fantastic Four #588 this week which was the last issue of the series.  Something tells me they will have an issue #600 in a year without having any of the issues in between.

But DC does take the cake on this one, they had a bunch of issues hit 1 million about 12 years ago.

I have received my first ever check for digital sales of Banana Man!  This was through  I knew this would pay off eventually!