Never throw them away

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.”


6 Responses to “Never throw them away”

  1. Wow. Lucky them! I wish I could find a comic of that value in all of my old junk!

  2. christian Says:

    Sadly, I only collected what I loved. So how much is the first issue of “Plop” worth? And “Devil Dinosaur”?

  3. oh to be a fly on the wall and see their faces when they found that hidden treasure! embarrassingly i’m a jumper and a clapper and a dancer of jigs, i wonder what exactly their reaction was…did they realise right away what they had? did they freak out and celebrate or did they play it cool? i wonder

    • christian Says:

      That woulda been amazing. Even SUPER!

      • having now read the auto generated link to the articles, it appears the family thought it might be worth something but didn’t quite realise what they had until a proper appraisal, still a bit shell-shocked by the find expected to fetch around $250,000 at auction. too cool

        • christian Says:

          Miracles do happen. Maybe that comic was sent from an exploding planet years ago in order to fulfill its destiny…

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