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Send Us Your Shelf Porn!

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Thanksgiving may be only a day away, but we’re not going to head off to our relative’s house without an extra helping of Shelf Porn, no sirree.

Today’s collection comes to us all the way from Ireland, courtesy of one Dave Tobin. Click on the link to see Mr. Tobin’s impressive set of comics. Oh, and pass the stuffing please …

My name is Dave Tobin and I’m living in Limerick City in Ireland. I’m 29, a primary school teacher (ages 4-12) and a musician. I’ve been collecting comics as long as I can remember, starting with 2000AD and old DC reprints as a kid, and moving into American comics as they became more widely available over here in the mid-90s. We moved into our new home Easter ’08 and have turned our spare downstairs room into storage for my DVDs, games and comics. Not everything is in the room yet (practically all of the 2000AD issues are still boxed in the attic) but the vast majority of my American size comics and graphic novels are.

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These two shelves contain my most read runs of graphic novels. The plan is to full shelve all three walls floor-to-ceiling in the next year or so and get everything from my long boxes and the attic up on the wall and free up some floor space.

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These are some shots just to show you how I have the room laid out. I’m just as interested in collecting DVDs and games as comics and these take up a lot of space on the adjoining wall.

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This is the top two shelves of the thin shelving unit in the first picture. I like there to be some pattern to the books I have on the shelves, so you’ll notice my Crisis/Geoff Johns collection on the top self and some modern Wolverine and X-Men underneath it.

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Just under that you’ll see some Hickman, the older Wildstorm stuff, some Millar and some Hulk. The bottom shelf on this unit has a lot of licensed comics such as Star Wars and Buffy.

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These are some over-sized books that won’t fit anywhere else, including some old 2000ad and Batman UK reprints from way back whose frayed spines you can see at the top right of the stack.

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This is the top of the bigger unit. Some more over-sized books and Absolutes here. On top you can see a ton of the Dark Horse Omnibuses and my complete Tintin which was a gift from my fiancée Mary earlier in the year.

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The top two shelves of the bigger unit. Some great runs of books here: Walking Dead, 100 Bullets and Akira in particular. Underneath that there’s the complete Y and Ex Machina and my Grant Morrison collection, which includes CBR writer Tim Callahan’s book on him.

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The top shelf here has a complete run of the Alan Moore ABC books which was only completed thanks to the hard work of Kevin Lyons in Forbidden Planet in Dublin. Kevin’s been great over the years to search out different titles for me and I’ve been getting my monthlies from him for the last 7 or 8 years. Underneath you can see some more over-sized hardcovers, the complete Earth X saga and (my guilty pleasure) all the Onslaught/Heroes reborn titles. The bottom shelf is a bit obscured by a longbox but it mainly consists of Essential tpbs and the like.

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Lots of longboxes. Highlight include a complete run of Daredevil since the Kevin Smith reboot, a complete Ultimate universe run, and all the Bendis Avengers stuff.

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A close up of some comics and games related figures, my favourite being my Homer Simpson Hulk.

Hope you enjoyed my collection!

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Great collection! Loved seeing some 2000ad appreciation on shelf porn.

It never ceases to amaze me!

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