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Action Comics #1

Action Comics #1

Comics | An anonymous family in the South was saved from foreclosure when, as they were packing up the home they had lived in since the 1950s, they discovered a copy of Action Comics #1 in the basement. The struggling couple contacted ComicConnect, which had brokered record-breaking sales of the June 1938 for $1 million in February and $1.5 million in March. The online auction company in turn convinced the bank to hold off on foreclosure. The couple’s copy of Action Comics has been graded Very Good/Fine, and is expected to bring upwards of $250,000 when it goes up for auction later this month. [ABC News]

Retailing | Barnes & Noble, the nation’s largest bookstore chain, put itself up for sale Tuesday as it struggles under economic pressures and the shift away from paper books. Company founder and chairman Leonard Riggio may form an investor group to buy the 720-store chain. [The Wall Street Journal]

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Publishing | Deb Aoki talks to Editor JuYoun Lee about the decision by Yen Press to move its Yen Plus magazine online. [About.com]

Publishing | Top Cow Productions has hired retailer Atom! Freeman as its direct market liaison. [press release]

Retailing | Stephen Brown and Andy Campbell take a look at Brooklyn comic stores. [YourNabe]

Creators | Bryan Lee O’Malley discusses manga, anime and the evolution of Scott Pilgrim. [About.com]

Creators | Collaborators Macon Blair and Joe Flood talk about their upcoming Image Comics graphic novel Hellcity. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Comics | Ryan K. Lindsay assembles a beginner’s guide to The Walking Dead. [The Weekly Crisis]

Comics | David Harper counts down the Top 5 X-Men crossovers. [Multiversity Comics]

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Looks like Superman saves the day yet again!

uh – general question here, but why would a house from the 1950′s be in foreclosure?? If they’ve lived there since the 50′s, shouldn’t that house be paid the f*ck off by now??

@keil – If you read the linked article, they got a second mortgage on the house to open a new business which failed and then they had trouble making the payments.

The WSJ article is misleading. The actual press release Barnes & Noble issued does not say they are up for sale; it just says that they’re considering the option. Two very different things.
http://www.barnesandnobleinc.com/press_releases/2010_aug_3_bks_strategic_alternatives1.html

As Matt Blind noted on his blog, the press release was mostly just an attempt to raise the stock price in the short term. Which it did.
http://www.rocketbomber.com/2010/08/03/here-let-me-read-that-for-you

Jeff: C’mon, you can’t expect the guy who’s curious about the details to actually bother reading the article can you? That just makes too much sense!

I read the Superman story on ABCNEWS.COM, and I’m not sure if it’s legit or not. It almost sounds a little too perfect.

well let’s do the f*cking math – they’ve lived there since the 50′s, so they must be in their 80′s – and they’re opening their own business?? Weird sh*t at the very least – whether I read the other article or not

Excelsior!

Keil,

if you read the ABC article, it says the house has been “a home that had been in the family since at least the 1950s”…

“Keil: Asking questions with readily available sources of answers since 2010!”

“Keil: using profanity in his posts b/c its KoooooooL”

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