A La Mesa man is selling his comic book collection full of superheroes so he can help a real hero.
"I think I've come up with a good idea for it," Steve Atencio said as he leafed through a box of comics. It's a small part of a 1,700 comic book collection.
Atencio wants to sell the collection to the highest bidder and donate every single cent to Ryan Wilcox's family. Wilcox is battling leukemia.
"The family has recently gotten some news that his treatment wasn't really working as well as they were hoping," said Atencio's wife Sarah.
The Grossmont High School student already survived a brain tumor as a three-year-old.
"It brings tears to my eyes. Ryan's a hero," said Sarah Atencio.
Wilcox's classmates recently held a "#RyanStrong" rally. The stars of the "Avengers" movies -- Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr. and Gwenyth Paltrow -- also paid him a visit at his home.
"Inside I am like, 'Ahhhhh!!!'" joked Wilcox shortly after the visit.
The superhero visit gave Atencio the idea.
"Anything we can do to help bring a little bit of normality to their life would be nice," he said.
Atencio created a Twitter account called @SDComicAuction to gauge interest from auctions or individual collectors.