Aug 4, 2010

1, 2, 3...Action!

For those of us who are or at one time were comic-book collectors (or just reading for the fun of it), there is a Holy Grail. Something that we've all dreamed of finding in a dusty attic or basement at a relative's house or something. A copy of Action Comics #1 - the very first appearance of Superman.

He couldn't fly back then, by the way.
OK, I'm not nor was I ever a big fan of the Big Blue Boy Scout.  That didn't stop me from daydreaming about finding a copy of Action #1 hidden behind a panel in a closet somewhere.  I'd rather it be a copy of Detective Comics #27, but whatever.  Dreams are what comic-books are all about.  They never come true, though.  Right?

Wrong.

A family facing an imminent threat of foreclosure on their home stumbled upon a rare find in their basement.  That's right...a copy of Action #1. Not in great condition, but good enough to solve their foreclosure woes. 

Dreams do come true.

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Note: Remember to play the Badgerdaddy Trivia Challenge every day. I never find anything good in the basement...ever.

9 comments:

Heff said...

WTF ?!?! HOW does someone just "find" that in their basement ?!?!

RW said...

I saw that the other day. How cool is that?

Superman saves the day!

B.E. Earl said...

Heff - Yeah, that seems a bit weird. The house was in the family since the 1950's (you would think it would be paid off by now) over a couple of generations, I guess. Still weird.

RW - He always gets the good press while Batman gets the dirty work done. Sigh.

hello haha narf said...

that story makes me crazy happy. i love that superman saved the day.

B.E. Earl said...

Becky - He always does. Damned boy scout...

sybil law said...

LOVE stories like that - wish they happened more often, or at least, to me. :)

B.E. Earl said...

Sybil - more often would be nice. Just once to me would be awesome!

justsomethoughts... said...

i know i'm ignert, but what was the cape for ?

B.E. Earl said...

Duderino - exactly!