Superman saves the day

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    A struggling family facing foreclosure has stumbled upon what is considered to be the Holy Grail of comic books in their basement – a fortuitous find that could fetch upwards of a quarter million dollars at auction.

    A family facing home foreclosure finds a rare Superman comic book.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 ComicConnect.com 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."

    First Superman Comic Saves Family's Home - ABC News
     
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    Until they sell the comic and lose a huge chunk of it to capital gains taxes that is.
     
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    Are you always so pessimistic?

    This is a happy event. Those people were about to lose their home and a religious person would say they've been delivered. They will pay tax in accordance with their income level, which apparently isn't very much, and have more than enough to keep their home, which is the mainly relevent thing.
     
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    Since when is telling the truth being pessimistic?
     

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