Who says SUPERMAN doesn't exist? He LITERALLY just saved a family from absolute disaster.
The family, who asked the press to keep their name and their location confidential, was facing FORECLOSURE . . . they couldn't afford the payments their home and the bank was getting ready to bounce them out.
As they packed up their belongings to leave the house, they found an old box in their basement containing about nine comic books.
One of those comic books was "Action Comics No. 1" . . . a.k.a. the comic book that featured the first appearance of Superman . . . a.k.a. the most valuable comic book OF ALL TIME.They looked it up online and found that copies of that book have sold for up to $1.5 MILLION at auction. So they contacted a comic book auction expert named Vincent Zurzolo who runs the website ComicConnect.com.
He examined the comic and gave it a rating of "very good" based on its condition. Since it's not perfectly mint, it should only make about $250,000 at auction . . . not quite $1.5 million, but still enough for the family to easily save their house.
And while that's amazing for them . . . unfortunately, most Americans DON'T have the most valuable comic book in the world in their basements. In the first six months of this year, more than 1.6 million homes were in foreclosure.
(more of the story on ABC news)