Thursday, July 29, 2010

How One Yesteryear Comic Book Saved A Present-Day Family!

Superman Comic Saves Family From Foreclosure

 It was Superman to the rescue for a family that was just about to lose their home to foreclosure.

According to , the discovery of Action Comics No. 1 in their basement saved the day.

Worth about $250,000 in the condition found, the debut Superman comic book that started it all for the superhero, had been hidden away in a box since the 1950s.

“They said they came across a box that had magazines in it and some old comic books,” comic book dealer Stephen Fishler said. “And that they came across what appears to be an Action #1.”

Doubtful at first, Fishler says once they sent him a cell phone picture of the comic book he realized it was the real deal.

Luckily for the family, that prefers to remain anonymous, they found their hidden gem as they were packing up their belongings due to the bank’s foreclosure proceedings on their home.

It was the wife’s father who had likely put the comic into the box back in the 1950s as the home had been in the family’s possession since then.

The couple told Fishler they are “still a little shell-shocked about finding this book. I was so nervous when I realized what it was worth. I know I am very fortunate, but I will be greatly relieved when this book finds a new home.”

According to , Fishler is the one who sold an Action #1 in February for $1 million and another one a month later for $1.5 million.

The copy that saved the family from losing their home, was on display at Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend where it was to be officially graded.

Fishler was counting on a VG+ (Very Good) rating that should garner at least $250,000 when it is sold on ComicConnect .


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