Friday, September 9, 2011

You too can be a Superman!

A dark and vile thing has been done. A villain has preyed upon an innocent and that person needs our help. What would Superman do? I don't think I've ever used this blog to showcase anything but my art but as a fellow Superman fan and also a person who has gone through a similar experience I feel that an exception should be made. For those of you who haven't heard the story of Mike Meyer click on the link below to read all about it:

Are you back? Ok, good well after reading this I read this:

And though I'm a decent artist, I want to go a step further and send Mike something that will hopefully ease his pain and decrease the size of that massive hole in his life that he must be feeling right now. Because I know how he feels and if he's anything like me, right now he's inconsolable. How do I know how he's feeling you ask? 11 years ago I moved across the country from New Jersey to California and I had to find a way to get all my possessions from one place to another. My car would never make it from Jersey to Cali so I had to fly and ship all my stuff via the post office. Among my possessions were the 8 boxes that consisted of my comic book collection (mostly Superman comics) I was 19 and dirt poor and couldnt afford to insure them, so I wrapped them up tight, cocooned them in plastic wrap and packing tape and sent them into the world with hopes that they would return to me unscathed. Well, that didnt happen. When both they and I reached our destination, one of us was intact, the other, not so much. I knew immediately that something was wrong. I had packed my comics in clear packing tape, they arrived in California packed up in brown packing tape. I cut them out of the tape and the wrap was gone as well. When I opened my boxes I was horrified. Someone had torn through my comics with abandon and disrespect(literally, there were pieces of my comics strewn about inside the boxes) taken all of my signed copies and my most valuable comics and left the rest that they deemed unworthy enough to steal just thrown in the box on top of each other.

I've spent the last eleven years trying to replace what was taken from me and I'm sad to say that I still haven't succeeded. Though my collection has bounced back and diversified (at one time, my collection was 90% Superman comics) I still haven't been able to find some of the more rare issues that were stolen from me. But over the years, I have accidentally bought duplicates. So yesterday, after I went home, went through my collection and pulled all of my duplicate copies out. There weren't many, around 30, but I decided to mail these to Mike Meyer in hopes that it would at least begin to make him feel a little better. Because, really, wouldnt' Superman do the same?

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