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!
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