Time to add "able to save homes from foreclosure with a single issue" to Superman's already massive list of superpowers—that's just what happened to one family in Baltimore who was on the verge of losing their home. While packing up their possessions, the family discovered an issue of Action Comics number one, the first comic to ever feature Superman.

They then contacted an expert from New York's ComicConnect.com, who told them the issue might fetch up to $250,000, far more than enough to save their home. The company owner called the bank and asked them to postpone the foreclosure to give the family time to sell the book in auction and repay their mortgage. "You couldn't have asked for a happier ending," he said, "Superman saved the day."

[Image courtesy of Flickr user Fonzie's cousin.]