Superfriends Step Up To Help Mike Meyer
Bleeding Cool reported last week about McDonalds worker, one Mike Meyer of Granite City, Missouri, who found he had been tricked out of his Superman collection worth many thousands of dollars. It could have ended there.
But instead, Superfriends from around the country have been stepping up to help. The News Democrat reports that;
Artists are drawing sketches and autographing them for Meyer. Original Superman artwork from Paraguay is on its way. Fans are buying Superman items and shipping them directly to Belleville.
A California fan group has contacted actress Noel Neill, who played Lois Lane opposite George Reeves in the original TV series, for an autograph. Neill in fact met Meyer once, Howard said. When Meyer attended the Metropolis Festival several years ago, he got to meet her and stand in Superman's place beside her for a few minutes. Other celebrities, including Tracy Lewis of the "Superboy" series and Mark Tyler Nobleman, author of "Boys of Steel," are sending autographed items.
A comic-shop owner in Cincinnati — hometown of Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster — is arranging a memorial brick from one of the creators' houses with a plaque for Meyer. They have offered to fly Meyer and a close friend out for a day's tour of the Superman museums and tourist sites there.
Local comic shops have been approached about donating merchandise. Other fan groups have joined with the Superfriends — the cross-denominational Justice League Avengers of Indiana are coordinating their own drive to get Superman memorabilia.