Sideshow Featured Collector: Allen Daniels
Collector: Allen Daniels
Location: Vandalia, Illinois
How and when did you start collecting?
I started collecting comics 28 years ago while in the Navy. I was sending comics to my son and was previewing them before sending them and became captivated by the artwork which was so much different than the few comics I had read in the 70’s. Then I began to read them and one thing led to another and I became hooked and collecting statues and figures followed.
My theme is definitely superheroes. Mostly I collect X-Men and Batman but there is fair amount of other superheroes from other titles and companies.
What makes your collection unique?
I don’t know about unique, but I do have all of the major X-Men busts by Randy Bowen. I have almost all the Batman Black and Whites. Those items I don’t have in these collections are characters I don’t care about or artist renderings I don’t like. I also built my Spiderman comic archive which doubles as a tiered display for my statues. I also built the ladder shelves that are home for my Randy Bowen busts.
What are your favorite or the most prized pieces in your collection?
I really like my Apocalypse statue, my 1/4 scale Batman, and all of my Cable and Bishop statues.
What items are on your wish-list?
Unique items especially Batman, Cable and Bishop.