72 years after he made his first appearance, Superman is proving that he's still got what it takes to do good and help people. A family in the US who were about to lose their home have been saved from the streets... thanks to a comic featuring the Man of Steel.

The family, who wish to remain anonymous, had taken out a second mortgage on their home in order to start a business. Sadly, the business failed and they couldn't keep up with bills, so were faced with the spectre of foreclosure and losing the home that had been in their family for over sixty years.

As they were packing their belongings and preparing to move out, the family found a mysterious box full of comics in the basement - no-one had previously been aware of its existence. Anyway, among the contents of the box was a hallowed copy of Action Comics no.1 from 1938, the very issue that Superman made his car-lifting debut on the cover.

Read more about Superman's latest exploits after the jump...
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