Superman Saves A Real Family From Foreclosure; Kent Is A Solid Dude

This story is ridonkulous, and it warms my bleeding heart. A family was on the brink of losing their house. To the point where they’re boxing their shit up, and preparing to have to leave their humble abode, when they come across some old comic books. And low and fucking behold what sort of phat loot they find amidst the funny books! Yep, that comic book. Action Comics #1.

ABC News:

A copy of Action Comics No. 1, the first in which Superman ever appeared, was discovered as they went about the painful task of packing up a home that had been in the family since at least the 1950s. The couple, who live in the South with their children, asked to remain anonymous.

“The bank was about ready to foreclose,” said Vincent Zurzolo, co-owner of and Metropolis Comics and Collectibles in New York. “Literally, this family was in tears. The family home was going to be lost and they’re devastated. They can’t figure out a way out of this. They start packing things up. They go into the basement and start sifting through boxes — trying to find packing boxes — and they stumble on eight or nine comic books.”

Last Thursday, the couple’s copy received a 5.0 VG(Very Good)/Fine rating on a scale of 1 to 10. It could fetch upwards of $250,000 when it goes up for auction on from Aug. 27 through Sept. 17.

How fucking ridiculous is that shit? Amazing. See Moms and Dads of the world! Don’t throw shit away. Stuff it into boxes and hide it in the basement. And should a time come sixty years from now when you’re bankrupt, you’ll unearth some gem and save your state of affairs. Or maybe not.

But good for those people.