Superman to the Rescue–Really!

They had mortgaged their family home in order to start a new business, which unfortunately, because of our faltering economy, had failed, and the bank had called the loan. The dreadful news this southern family had to face was that the home they had lived in for nearly 60 years was to be foreclosed. They were packing up, and in the process of cleaning out the basement, they found a box of old comic books, which they instantly recognized could have some value. They were right, and after making some strategic phone calls found most of the books were worth at the most about $30.00, but one of them was exceptional. A copy of Action Comics #1 dated June 1938, was nestled there among the others. It has been given a grade of 5.0 (very good/fine) and, at auction, will likely bring a quarter of a million dollars! It turns out that another copy of this same issue sold for $1.5 million this last March. The cover shows Superman, the Man of Steel, lifting a car above his head. The copy is extremely rare.

It was online that the couple learned that had brokered the record-breaking sales of Action No. 1 copies for $1 million in February and then $1.5 million one month later. They immediately texted a cell phone picture to the firm’s co-owner, Stephen Fishler.

The company’s owner got on the phone with the bank and persuaded managers to hold off on the foreclosure. “My partner basically had to explain to the bank, ‘You’ll have your money soon. We sent them information about our previous sales and what this could realize,” said the comic company’s co-owner. “You couldn’t have asked for a happier ending,” he added. “Superman saved the day.” The comic will be auctioned later this month.

Isn’t that the neatest story. I’m so happy for this family who has decided to remain anonymous. I suspect that by today they have unpacked the boxes they so sadly filled, and are settled back in the house they almost lost…but that with one fell swoop, Superman saved for them.

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By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 84 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

10 replies on “Superman to the Rescue–Really!”

Loved this story!! Wish I had a Superman. Although I do have a awesome, loving God who helps many through many days, especially the really hard one.


Loved this story!! Wish I had a Superman. Although I do has a awesome, loving God who helps many through many days, especially the really hard one.


Hi, Helen. I can think of a couple of things this story proves:
1. There are some caring people about us. I’m thinking of one of the owners of the comic book company who phoned the bank who was about to foreclose and procured additional time for the family.
2. It’s good to hang onto old things.

Anyway, moral or not, it’s a great story. Thanks for your sweet comment.

Katrina, glad you enjoyed this uplifting story.

Jean, you bring up a great point. I don’t even know who this family is, and have no idea whether or not they prayed about their situation, but James 1:17 says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights…” So, yes, it is just like God! Thanks for the reminder.


That is a wonderful heart warming story. So true–Superman have have been the cause, but God may have let him be stored there for such a time as this?? Just never know how God will come through. Love your stories–they feed the heart!!


Paula Luke That was a neat story!! I have some old newspapers we found under the floor of a house my son was remodeling and also found an old year book (leather bound) of a school in Seattle in an old car . We have saved them because you never know how much they are worth! I need to get them out and have somebody loo at never know!!!!!

(Paula’s comment was first published on FaceBook)

Thanks for your response, Paula. Hope it turns out you, also, have found treasures! Love you.


Isn’t that the truth, Melina. I chuckled when I read a few printed responses to the story. Lots of people are rushing down to their grandparents’ basements and attics, tearing open old boxes!

Hope your day is splendid.


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