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]
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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