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Guy Finds $100K Comic in Wall of Old House

Action Comics #1 up for auction

(Newser) - David Gonzalez bought an abandoned home in Elbow Lake, Minnesota, for about $10,000, planning to remodel it. But he ended up getting more than he bargained for—more than 10 times more, it seems. In the walls of the house, amid the newspapers used as insulation, Gonzalez found a... More »

Astrophysicist 'Finds' Superman's Planet Krypton

Neil deGrasse Tyson gives DC Comics a hand

(Newser) - OK, the planet Krypton still isn't real—but now we know where it would be if it existed. Using data from DC Comics, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has found a spot in space for Superman's home planet, the New York Post reports. "One of our staffers reached... More »

Superman Debut Comic Sells for $2.16M

Man of Steel issue busts comic record

(Newser) - Look up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's the price Action Comics No. 1 just fetched at auction. Superman's iconic debut issue grabbed a whopping $2.16 million in an online auction that started at just $1, the BBC reports. The... More »

Superman Saves Family From Foreclosure

Bank backs off after homeowners find $250K comic

(Newser) - The Man of Steel has come to the rescue of some folks about to be booted from their home. As they packed up to move out of a house that had been in the family since the '50s, they discovered a copy of Action Comics #1 in their basement. The... More »

Holy Kryptonite! Superman Debut Fetches $1.5M

'Hardcore fan' pays record-smashing price for Action Comics #1

(Newser) - Superman's first appearance has sold for a price that would have allowed his creators Seigel & Shuster to retire on the spot. A mint-condition copy of Action Comics No. 1 from 1938 went for $1.5 million on Internet auction site Comics Connect. The sale broke the record for the... More »

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