In a residential neighborhood in Elkhart, Indiana a backyard of a house has a building built to look like the Hall of Heroes from comic book fame. Inside is a collection of over 60,000 comic books, 10,000 toys, figure and props and over 100 pieces of original comic art pages, at the Hall of Heroes Museum.
We parked in the yard and entered, where we were greeted by Allen Stewart, the primary collector and current Director of the Museum.
Among the treasures are a Batman suit used by Adam West in the 1960s as he toured the country (above as the Featured Image) and the Captain America Shield used in the movie The First Avenger. The shield has been signed by many of the actors in the movie.
After an introduction we set off to check out the collection. Among the thousands of collectibles are Wolverine and friends.
Not being a huge action hero fan I can’t identify many of them, but the artwork is great.
There were numerous Captain America’s throughout – small, and large.
The display cases are nicely done. Allan has many rare comic books displayed throughout.
More figures – Hulk and Captain America.
A Wonder Woman.
There were some life size masks.
Not sure how Mighty Mouse made it in, but he looks good.
The approach to females in action heroes has always been a bit sketchy.
Another of the full size items.
They had a small collection of lunch boxes.
A full size Spiderman outfit.
William Katt’s Greatest American Hero costume from a 1980s TV show.
And finally the Cobra that Robert Downey landed on as Iron Man.