Featured Collector: Neil Cole
Collector: Neil Cole
Location: Conway, South Carolina
How and when did you start collecting?
I initially started collecting in 1998 when I first started my Superman themed website, the Superman Super Site. I’ve been an avid collector of all things Superman since then and have amassed a collection of around 5,000 items.
I collect strictly Superman items from various categories such as statues, action figures, publications, posters, and as many vintage items as I can get my hands on.
What makes your collection unique?
The collection has allowed me to meet and speak with various actors from Superman movies and television shows such as Henry Cavill, Brandon Routh, Dean Cain, Margot Kidder, Sarah Douglas, Marc McClure, Michael Rosenbaum, Jack O’Halloran, and Ned Beatty just to name a few.
What are your favorite or the most prized pieces in your collection?
I have a vintage ‘Superman of Metropolis Award’ hand-signed by actor Kirk Alyn and Superman co-creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster as well as a few screen used props from ‘Superman: The Movie’.
What items are on your wish-list?
I would love to obtain a life-sized statue of Superman and an original costume from any of the Superman movies.