Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) September 23, 2008
OrdinaryPeopleChangeTheWorld.com, the brainchild of #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer and the Siegel & Shuster Society, have announced the final items in their auction to save the house where Superman was created. And the best easily comes last:
- A walk-on part on the TV show "Heroes"
- A previously secret Superman T-shirt signed by Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel
Right before Jerry Siegel died, he signed a few T-shirts for his immediate family -- and told his wife Joanne that if the family ever needed money, they should sell the shirts. No one knew these shirts existed. But now, Joanne Siegel has donated one of these truly priceless items to the auction to save her husband's house. Forget the MasterCard ads. This is what "priceless" means. And best part? The autograph sits directly on a bright red T-shirt for Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.
Through the efforts of OrdinaryPeopleChangeTheWorld.com, more than $60,000 has been raised so far for the Siegel & Shuster Society to repair and restore Jerry Siegel's boyhood home in Cleveland. The fundraising efforts, which began only this month, have received worldwide attention and some of the most famous people in comic books, as well as celebrities and fans have come together to support this iconic cause.
"You can't discuss Superman without discussing America," Meltzer said. "And this is a real chance to save a part of American history."
Along with the extremely rare, signed t-shirt by Superman creator Jerry Siegel and walk-on part on "Heroes", this week's auction includes original paintings, comic book art and prints from renowned artists such as Jason Palmer, Renato Guedes, Michael Turner, Ivan Reis, Walt Simonson, Murphy Anderson, Adam Kubert, Chris Bachalo, Eric Wight, Mike Mignola, George Pereze, Rags Morales, Chip Sansom, Jim Bowers, Bob Greenberger, Jill Thompson and Shane Davis. All proceed go to the Siegel & Shuster Society.
Log onto OrdinaryPeopleChangetheWorld.com and help with this great cause. Fans can donate money, buy a Siegel & Shuster Society t-shirt designed by legendary graphic designer Chip Kidd, or bid on original pieces of comic book art, while helping to preserve an American landmark.
To view a complete list of the auction items, go to: http://www.ordinarypeoplechangetheworld.com/page/siegel-and-shuster-society-auction.aspx.
OrdinaryPeopleChangetheWorld.com is a new site dedicated to strengthen and inspire ordinary people to take action and help make a difference in the world. The site will feature stories of people who are making a difference, and highlight different causes that are changing the world. Visitors can watch videos, participate in community forums and share stories about what inspires them or what good deeds they are doing to change the world. All proceeds from the site will be donated to charity.
About The Siegel and Shuster Society:
The Siegel & Shuster Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to commemorating and celebrating the creation of Superman in Cleveland, Ohio, by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The Society will, in a manner consistent with the rights of DC Comics, create events and activities which celebrate Cleveland as the "Birthplace of Superman" and the importance of Superman to our community today and in the future. The Society will also work with other organizations that are celebrating Superman in a manner consistent with the goals of the Society. For the purpose of this charity auction, The Siegel & Shuster Society fund is set up through the Cleveland Foundation.
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