Be a Super-Hero: Help Cheer Up a Fan [UPDATED]

8 Sep
Superman, as depicted in a 1941 Fleischer Stud...

Not a role model for thieves. (Image via Wikipedia)

A story posted on Comic Book Resources today describes Mike Meyer,

a guy who’s been on a special-needs disability pension for the last twenty years. He supplements that meager income by working part-time at a fast-food place. The one thing that he really cherished was his Superman collection.

An ex-coworker looted Meyer’s collection. Police are after the thief, but until the collection is (hopefully) recovered, we can help cheer him up:

what would really be nice would be if people sent some kind of a card or something, ideally something with Superman on it. Even a little homemade fan art doodle. Whatever.

Here is the address:

Mike Meyer c/o Bill Smith
7041 Kingsbury Blvd.
St. Louis, Mo. 63130

Spread the word, and make the guy’s day a little better. It just takes a minute, and you’ll be glad you did.

Off to the post office…

UPDATE: In the comments, Erich S. notes,

There is a drive to help Mike rebuild his collection. Over at the Collector Society Message Boards there is a tread of books that people are sending to Mike.

Feel free to join and help a good cause.

And Greg Hatcher writes,

This is the address Rick got from the family that they wanted to be used, and I assume mail will be screened. It is NOT Mike’s address.

As of last night, according to Rick, the family isn’t looking for replacement books yet, but I’ve got a bunch set aside here myself for him if that changes. Collectors Society has the master list here of books that have already been pledged if you want to avoid duplication.

A Facebook page has also been set up.

Bleeding Cool adds,

If anyone has been offered Superman comics from the fifties in the last couple of weeks, it might be a good idea to get in touch.

And BoingBoing is spreading the word, too.

Please spread this story far and wide, folks! Help good triumph over evil!

UPDATE 2: Midtown Comics is sending an awesome Superman care package. Well done, folks! Keep it up!

11 Responses to “Be a Super-Hero: Help Cheer Up a Fan [UPDATED]”

  1. Erich September 8, 2011 at 17:37 #

    What happened to Mike is terrible and disgusting. Anything we can do to help him, no matter how small, is a great thing to do. Here is to Mike and hoping that he comes out ahead after this ordeal, and the capture of the two people that put him in this situation.

  2. All Day Comics September 8, 2011 at 21:55 #

    [removed]: I assume your comment was intended for the suspected thief, not a person who’s helping spread the word on this worthy cause.

    You’ve got a few hours to fix your comment; otherwise it’s getting deleted.

  3. All Day Comics September 9, 2011 at 14:39 #

    Aaaand your comments go bye-bye. If you have something pertinent to say, it’s welcome. But this site’s not a place to publicly (and anonymously) bash people.
    Plus, you used the “Nazi” word, which pretty much guarantees that your comments don’t get posted.
    My site, my rules.


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