Superman Saves Family From Foreclosure

August 6, 2010  |  5:00pm

Superman might be a fictional superhero, but it seems his comic books themselves are helping to save some folks. In a heartwarming story, a family recently facing foreclosure of their home discovered a treasure trove of comic books in their house, some of which are worth up to $250,000, comic-book retailers suggest.

The family, who wished to remain anonymous, was packing up their house to move when they came across the comic books, ABC News reports. The notable one was a copy of “Action Comics No. 1,” the first comic book in which Superman appeared. In February and March of this year, ComicConnect.com helped to sell copies of “Action Comics No. 1” for 1 million and then 1.5 million dollars each. The comic book firm’s co-owner himself had to call the bank threatening foreclosure and insist that the family would soon be able to make a mortgage payment.

The comic book goes up for auction on ComicConnect.com from Aug. 27-Sept. 17, and with a rating of 5.0 out of 10 for quality, could be sold for as much as a quarter of a million dollars.

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