It’s Hero Time!

Imagine, for a moment, that Superman was real.

Imagine that you’re a citizen of Anytown, U.S.A., and you’ve suffered a personal injustice at the hands of a modern-day supervillain. Imagine that Superman, buff and friendly in his red and blue ensemble, comes flying in to help you with your problem.

Now imagine that instead of Superman, it’s you who can be the hero. Guess what? You can.

The gentleman who is the victim in our story is one Mike Meyer, who lives near St. Louis, Missouri. Mike is a special-needs individual who supplements his disability income by working part-time at McDonald’s. He is also an avid fan of Superman who had a collection of comics and memorabilia worth a few thousand dollars, although to him, it was priceless.

I say ‘had’ because not long ago, a former coworker managed to swindle his way into Mike’s home and steal a large chunk of the collection. Naturally, the Superfan – who even has a dog named Krypto – was crushed.
The authorities are hot on the trail of the Lex Luthor of this tale, so let’s not waste any energy thinking about him or how badly karma’s going to bite him in the rear. Instead, let’s mobilize ourselves and unleash the power of fandom. We’re all geeks of some flavor, and Mike is one of our brethren.

If you have a Superman collection of your own and you’d be willing to contribute something to helping him rebuild his, that would be wonderful. But even if you don’t, you can still participate! Draw Mike a picture of Superman, or buy him a card at the store, or just write him a note of support. Something. Anything. Remind him that there are more heroes than villains in the world. Show him the love that he really needs right now.

To assist Mike, one of his relatives has volunteered to be the Daily Planet intern of the story, and receive all of the mail on his behalf. So send your cards, notes, comic books, and other gifts to:

Mike Meyer
c/o Bill Smith
7041 Kingsburg Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63130

Let’s show a Superfan some Supersupport. I know Clark Kent would want us to do it.


  1. anonymous

    while no one was looking, Mike Meyer’s co-worker stole 40 comics. that’s as many as four tens, and that’s terrible.

    1. admin

      It’s also ten fours…what’s this world coming to?

      Hi 4chan.

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