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Hall of Heroes MuseumBy Hall of Heroes Museum
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Hall of Heroes MuseumBy Hall of Heroes Museum
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About

It's history. Just way more SUPER!

That sums up the Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum and its mission to share the world of superheroes, comic books and the collectibles and media everyone enjoys. Since opening in 2007, our collection has grown to include over 65,000 comics, over 10,000 toys and games, and over 100 pieces of animation and comic art. Our Hollywood section features an original shield used in Captain America: The First Avenger, a screen used Green Lantern ring worn by Ryan Reynolds, William Katt's Greatest American Hero Costume and Adam West’s personal 1966 Batman costume. And with the more recent additions of the Shelby Cobra from Iron-Man and the Hell Cycle from Ghost Rider... we have run out of space!

Our 3,000 square foot space was never built to house large items like Shelby Cobras, but we want to add more - like a 1966 Batmobile. In order to do that, we need to relocate to a larger space that is also easier to find for tourists passing through northern Indiana. We need your help to make the move and cover impending remodeling costs at our new location which will be located near the 80/90 toll road exit in our hometown of Elkhart, Indiana. We appreciate and need your support to help us Preserve Comic Book History!!!

Our upgraded facility will house such amenities as...

  • Batman-themed escape room
  • Expanded gift shop
  • Superhero arcade games
  • Birthday party space
  • Much needed space to properly display the collection and allow it to grow for years to come.

Pledge rewards will range from advanced admission to the new location, VIP experiences at the 2018 Elkhart Comic Con, and more. Here is a closer look at some of our rewards.

Museum admissions - Many of our tiers offer entry into the museum where you can check out all of the cool stuff like key Golden and Silver Age comics, figures and other collectibles, and movie props and costumes.

  • $5 - children 12 and under
  • $10 - adults
  • $25 - family of four (2 adults & 2 children) (50 early bird packages offer this at only $20!)
  • Plus included in pledge amounts at $40 and up.

(photos show our current location)

Hall of Heroes shot glass - $10 + shipping

Autographed History of the Hall of Heroes comic book - $10 + shipping - This all-new comic by founder Allen Stewart and renowned artist Scott Rosema runs down the history of the Hall of Heroes from its days in publishing through the foundation of the museum to today. The book will be full-color and will be autographed by both creators. Here is a look at one of the pages of the work in progress.

Exclusive Hall of Heroes Print - $15 + shipping - This great superhero print features art drawn by comic book industry pros Steven Butler, Joe Jusko, Scott Rosema, Phil Ortiz, Brent Schoonover, Bob Layton, Matt Feazell, Randy Zimmerman, Arvell Jones, Craig Rousseau, Mike DeCarlo, Gordon Purcell and Pat Broderick! This 11" x 17" card stock print is perfect for hanging.

Hall of Heroes Coffee Mug - $15 + shipping

Exclusive Hall of Heroes T-shirt - $20 + shipping - Available in sizes from S - XXXL.

Hall of Heroes Kickstarter Combo Pack - $40 - This includes one adult admission into the museum plus the exclusive print and t-shirt.

Hall of Heroes Kickstarter Combo Bonus Pack - $50 - This includes one adult admission into the museum plus the exclusive print and t-shirt AND a photo of you with our screen-used Captain America shield, Iron Man Cobra, Ghost Rider Bike or rare comic of your choice.

Hall of Heroes Sidekick Club Membership - $75 - Sidekick Club membership includes unlimited admission for one person for one year and comes with a club exclusive lapel pin, membership card, gift shop discount and certificate. Here is a look at the pin design.

2018 Hall of Heroes Comic Con VIP Experience - $100 - This reward gets you early entry into the 2018 Hall of Heroes Comic Con in Elkhart, IN September 8-9, 2018, as well as interaction with show guests and more. This also includes one adult admission to the museum.

Superhero Birthday Party - $200 - The museum will host your birthday party for up to 20 people. Admission for all, birthday cake and a visit from your favorite hero are all part of the package.

Hall of Heroes 2.0 Founder Membership - $1000 - This reward grants unlimited lifetime admission to the museum as well as having a custom-made figure of yourself added to our display of donors and celebrities that have helped the museum. Your name will also go on a plaque, and you will get all rewards from the VIP Preview Party level.

About the Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum -

The Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum is a breathtaking trip through 75+ years of super hero history in comics, toys, film and animation that makes everyone that enters feel like a kid again. Founded in 2007 in Elkhart, Indiana, our museum preserves one of the largest super hero memorabilia collections in the world featuring:

  • 10,000+ historic toys, action figures and statues with some dating back to 1939!
  • 60,000+ comic books from 1940 to today’s best sellers including many key books on display
  • 100+ original comic book pages and animation cels
  • Movie and entertainment memorabilia ranging from Adam West’s personal 1966 Batman Costume, the shield used by Chris Evans in the film Captain America: The First Avenger, and screen-used vehicles from Iron Man and Ghost Rider and much more!

We value civic involvement on both local and national levels. You may have heard about the first big comic con event held in downtown Elkhart in March, 2017. We were proud to be the key facilitator in the inaugural Elkhart Comic Con. With 5,000 people planned to attend, that number was smashed with over 10,000 people attending the show that weekend. We feel the event truly demonstrates the interest in our community for pop culture subject matter. Some of our local community initiatives include… Co-sponsorship CAPS (Child and Parent Services) 5k walk/run, Heroes For Hospice 5k walk/run Superhero, appearances in the Memorial Day parade, area schools & hospitals library reading program, fund raising, and discounted admission for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other area programs.

Four national television shows have come to feature our museum and Elkhart County on the national stage recently with shows like Personal FX The Collectible Show, Stan Lee’s Super Fans, The Toy Hunter and Fast N Loud. We are currently working with an established television producer on our own reality show that could put Elkhart on the national stage on a weekly basis.

The Hall of Heroes Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our hard-working board of directors and volunteers have helped us grow into an international attraction. We bring people from all over the world with over 10,000 visitors per year.

Risks and challenges

We have a few possible locations picked out but need your support to raise money for the move and renovations that will include a Batman 66 Bat Cave set in the new location and much more. We may have some possible delays due to renovation that may delay the opening but we are targeting August-September 2018. Passes and Memberships may also be used at our current facility.

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    Child admission to Hall of Heroes 2.0

    This level grants one child one time admission to the Hall of Heroes Museum once we have moved to our new location.

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    Adult admission to Hall of Heroes 2.0

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    Hall of Heroes Shot Glass

    Slurp your favorite beverage with this shot glass emblazoned with a Hall of Heroes graphic.

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    Hall of Heroes History Comic

    With this donation level, you will receive an all-new autographed comic book that showcases the 40 year history of the Hall of Heroes collection. The comic was created by founder Allen Stewart and comic book veteran Scott Rosema.

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    Hall of Heroes Jam Print

    This level presents a full-color super-cool exclusive superhero print commemorating the Hall of Heroes 2.0 launch featuring art from over a dozen DC and Marvel veterans: Joe Jusko, Bob Layton, Scott Rosema, Pat Broderick, Steven Butler, Phil Ortiz, Brent Schoonover, Matt Feazell, Randy Zimmerman, Arvell Jones, Craig Rousseau, Mike De Carlo, Gordon Purcell!!!

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    Hall of Heroes Mug

    Enjoy your favorite beverage while reading your favorite comic book or graphic novel!!!

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    Hall of Heroes Exclusive T-Shirt

    This exclusive t-shirt features the artist jam piece from over a dozen DC and Marvel veterans. Plus, it lets everyone know how cool you are for supporting the only comic book and super hero museum in the United States!!!

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    Hall of Heroes Fantastic Four Pass

    Fantastic Four Pass admits two adults and two children to visit our amazing new facility!!!

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    Hall of Heroes Prize Pack

    One adult admission, exclusive print and t-shirt!!!

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    Marvel Movie Experience

    You receive The Hall of Heroes Prize Pack plus get your picture with your choice of one of the following Marvel Movie props:
    1. The Captain America Shield used by Chris Evans in "Captain America: The First Avenger"
    2. The 65 Shelby Cobra that Robert Downey Jr. landed on in the first Iron Man film.
    3. The Ghost Rider Hellcycle used by Nicholas Cage in the first film.

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    Hall of Heroes Comic Historian

    Hall of Heroes Prize Pack plus your photo holding your choice of any rare historical comic book from the museums collection. Get your pic holding such Holy Grails as Captain America #1 from 1941, Amazing Fantasy #15 autographed by Stan Lee, or Sensation Comics #1 first Wonder Woman!!!

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    Hall of Heroes Sidekick Club Membership

    Help us preserve comic book history by becoming a sidekick member of the museum. You will receive one year unlimited membership and club kit. The Hall of Heroes membership kit includes an exclusive metal pin, membership card and certificate. These are based on the classic Captain America Sentinel of Liberty and Superman of America clubs from the 1940's. Membership also includes a 15% discount in our gift shop and unlimited admission for a full year!!!

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    Hall of Heroes Con VIP Pass

    Hall of Heroes Con VIP pass includes one hour early admission to the 2018 Hall of Heroes Comic Con and guaranteed close seating to any panels and events on September 8th and 9th, 2018.

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    Super Hero Birthday Party Experience

    Superhero Birthday party with Super Hero of your choice in our Super Hero event room for one hour and admission to the museum (up to 20 guests).

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    Hall of Heroes Family Membership

    One year family of four membership. Unlimited entry for family, 15% discount in our gift shop and membership club kit.

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    Exclusive VIP Preview Party

    You get to be the first to see the Hall of Heroes 2.0 at this exclusive preview party. We will be serving food and drink. You will also receive a Hall of Heroes Gift Pack and autographed Hall of Heroes History comic book. If we exceed our goal amount and reach a sufficient push goal, we will also have a celebrity guest at the preview party!!!

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    Hall of Heroes 2.0 Founder Membership

    You are our Hero at this level and you will be recognized as a founder with the following:
    1. A lifetime membership to our new facility.
    2. Your name on our Hall of Heroes Hero Plaque.
    3. A figure of you on display in a special case reserved for the founders and major donors of our museum along with celebrities that have helped us to preserve comic book history such as Stan Lee, Richard Rawlings, and more.
    4. Invitation to VIP Preview party.
    5. Membership kit.

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    Hall of Heroes Adopt a Display

    We will dedicate your name to the display case of your choice in our museum (first come first serve basis). Example: Batman 66 exhibit sponsored by George Carpenter.

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    Fantasic Family Lifetime Membership

    Lifetime membership for family of four. Includes:
    Family Membership kit, 15% discount gift shop and family name on plaque.
    VIP Preview opening party.

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    Hall of Heroes 2.0 Vacation Experience

    You will be our guest of honor at The Hall of Heroes 2.0 Exclusive VIP Preview Party. This includes:
    Flight and overnight stay in Elkhart
    Lifetime Hero Membership
    Hall of Heroes Gift Pack
    Hall of Heroes exclusive autographed comic book.

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Funding period

- (30 days)