NPR’s State of the Re:Union Wants to Hear from People Who Donated to Mike Meyer
Remember Mike Meyer? The guy in Illinois who had his entire Superman collection wiped out by a heartless thief last year? After reports of the theft reached the comic book community, there was an incredible outpouring of support for Meyer from comic book fans (and creators) who were touched by his story and wanted to help. Last month, NPR’s State of the Re:Union traveled to Granite City to hear Mike’s story in his own words, and see his incredible Superman collection. He told them how total strangers sent him boxes and boxes of Superman stuff like comics, figurines, cards, drawings, much of which he later shared with a children’s hospital.
Now NPR’s State of the Re:Union wants to hear the stories of people who stepped up to help Mike in his hour of need, and they asked ComicsAlliance to get out the word. To help them tell Mike’s story, they need to hear from you, and all of the people who mailed him packages from around the country and around the world. If you’d like to participate, call their voice mailbox at 866-331-5444 and leave a message with your name, where you’re from, what you sent to Mike, and why you sent it.If something about the character of Superman motivated you to help Mike, add that to your message as well, and leave your phone number in case they need to get back in touch with you. NPR will be telling Mike’s story (and others) in a special SOTRU episode all about the world of comic books, coming this June. Learn more at www.stateofthereunion.com.