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Happy Thanksgiving and welcome once again to Shelf Porn, where a comic fan invites us over to feast on pictures of their comics. Today’s Shelf Porn comes from Rod, who already gave thanks for his awesome comics room in October (as he is Canadian). Rod was kind enough to show us his graphic novels, statues and his secret door/room.

If you’d like to contribute to Shelf Porn, it’s easy — just send your photos and write-up to jkparkin@yahoo.com.

And now let’s hear from Rod …

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Hi gang… I’m Rod, from up in Canada and I’m a big fan of the shelf porn column so I thought I’d share my comic room.

So this first shot is the view from walking in the room. At first glance you can see a custom angled desk (made by me!) which has my computer system with 3 monitors, plus LCD tv (also hooked up as a computer monitor/TV). The room is essentially completely lined with bookshelves except for this desk area. Although I call it my ‘office’ the number one rule is- no work to be done in this room!

Statues above computer monitors- the wonder woman is based on Adam Hughes design

One of my favorite items (besides the comics and statues) is my Humanscale freedom chair. Super comfortable for long hours at the computer.

View to the right of my desk/monitors. Complete collection of Adam Hughes/Mark Brooks Women of Marvel statues (with one Lara Croft thrown in for good measure)

Working around the room to the right, here is a wall of built in bookshelves containing a selection of my trades and hardcovers…no room for omnibuses or absolutes because the shelves are fixed in height! This wall contains a secret….

A secret room! The bookshelves have a false wall where a set of the shelves are on a custom hinge, which is released by a ‘secret’ book. The room is mainly storage but also has a few racks for some of my more non-displayable books!

Continuing around the room, here is view of my two sitting chairs…the burgundy one has a full massager, heat, with a built in fridge for a few beverages! The arm chair is directly across from the mounted flat panel tv, and where I do some of my movie and tv watching, surrounded by my treasures! The room has full 5.1 wired in sound (you can see the rear right speaker just behind the arm chair) To the right, is two white bookshelves, which I have modified with shelves between the two units, so that it looks like another custom unit. While it looks tight, there is about two feet of space behind the burgundy chair to access the shelves… on the right side, I do have to move the wicker chair to get at the lower shelves so I try to put items there that I don’t need to get at often

Close up of my Marvel Omniboo in a row

Directly across from entrance to room. The white door on the left opens into the room and covers off the entrance to a walk in closet, with a few more items and storage. Its kind of a second secret room, as with this door shut you can’t tell at all that there’s a walkin closet there… I built a special panel and painted it blue to cover off the door frame of the walkin door… quite pleased with the way it turned out. When people come over, I tell them there is a secret room, then they find this but of course they never find the one behind the bookshelf (and I never tell them!)

View with the comic room door shut, revealing the opening to the walk-in closet. To the right, a full bathroom attached directly to the comic room.

Coming full circle, an adjustable shelf with my more deluxe, oversized items. The strange purple thing in the upper right is the screen saver on my computer (displayed on my lcd).

Bookshelf under tv with more oversized items.

Well thanks for taking the time to have a look… overall it’s a compact room but fairly well organized with all my treasures/junk! Hopefully doesn’t appear too cluttered, I try to keep it neat but there’s always room for improvement.

Various other close ups of certain items:

Sideshow Iron Man with interchangeable head and arms! Although I’m Canadian I do love this piece, including the US flag!

Selection of Adam Hughes ( and a couple by Mark Brookes) Sideshow statues on display as per opening picture

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17 Comments

That’s just… wow. :)

If someone asked me to design a room with the intent of dissuading women from spending time in it, it would probably look like this. C’mon guy.

Amazing! Love that hidden room.

This is a fantastic Comictorium. Well done. Hidden passages always kick ass.

You get all the girls! Well, the ceramic ones. And while I’m being a cruel and critical a**hole, unwrap that copy of All Star Superman and give it a read!

funkygreenjerusalem

November 24, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Awesome!

That’s a hell of a collection, and one hell of a room!

I want one!

If someone asked me to design a room with the intent of dissuading women from spending time in it, it would probably look like this. C’mon guy.

If you can’t get a woman because you’re a geek, then you don’t deserve the woman.

That room is just so perfect!

Jeezus ford, It’s not like it’s full of porn. Lighten the fuck up.

…….Cool room.

Secret room ftw! Awesome collection.

As if somebody bought the Secret Wars II omnibus!

Room looks great, very clean and well organized. The secret room is clever too.

I’d love to have those Red Sonja, Rogue, Black Cat, and Lara Croft seated statues, and a few of the Hughes Women of the DC Universe mini busts.

There’s a Marvel Vault, DC Vault, Batman Vault, and Spider-Man Vault… I wish they’d publish a Superman Vault.

Evidently, the mutant gene tham gives them superpowers also forces them to dress like retarded prostitutes.

Nice! The secret rooms are awesome! Did you get them done professionally?

el_caifan

Wow – Super, super impressive.

While I think this is a great room, whenever I see these ‘top notch’ rooms, I can’t help but think ‘how do these guys afford all this?” – I mean, there are some SERIOUS dollars in that room – I have a pretty decent job but with a mortgage, car, etc. I am clearly in the wrong line of work!!!!

Anyway, very cool room. Nice to see Canada represent! :)

thanks for all the great feedback…to answer a few of questions asked:

-i did have a contractor who built the bookshelf, however i designed it… i had to carefully space the 4 bookshelf units so that there was the proper clearance to open the door…the contractor designed the hinge and support system… essentially the hinge has to hold the weight of one entire bookshelf, but just on one side. after a few years, there’s no sag or misalignment at all. the secret room is painted, with carpet, a hidden light switch, really a full finished room

-as for the second secret room, the walk-in, i didn’t initially plan for it to be a hidden room, it was mostly driven by my desire to not waste too much wall space having two full doorways, plus room for both doors to swing open. so i decided the opening to the walk in would be right behind the entrance-way… the contractor tried to talk me out of it because i guess its not good practice to have 2 doorways interfering with one another. i made the walk in door a ‘pocket door’ ie sliding door so it wouldn’t have to swing into the room. looking back i didn’t really need a door here at all. only later i realized that with the door to the room fully open, the walkin was mostly concealed but not totally because you could see part of the walk in door frame at the top. I got a piece of smooth plywood, used the same room paint and put it at the top of the wall concealing the visible door frame. very pleased with the outcome

-my wife and i are both accountants with decent jobs…and she’s quite cool about my spending habits!

-as for the room being a deterrent to women, me and my wife, and two daughters spend a ton of time in here watching movies and Tv…the kids are constantly nagging to be in here! as for my wife, i wouldn’t say she’s in love with the statues, but she’s extremely cool and she can at least appreciate the craftsmanship.

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