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Saturday Shelf Porn

Welcome once again to Shelf Porn, where comic fans show off their comic-filled shelves. Today’s Shelf Porn comes from Ian Wells from England, who shows us his comics, toys and more.

If you’d like to submit your own shelves for the whole world — or at least our viewing audience — to see, then send me pictures and write up: jkparkin@yahoo.com.

And now here’s Ian …

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Hi I’m Ian Wells 24 from England. You can catch me on www.twitter.com/IanWells87. Shelf Porn on Robot 6 was one of the greatest discoveries I made on the internet. I’ve been collecting comics and comic related memorabilia for bout 10 years. My 3 main stays are Wolverine, Daredevil and Iron Fist. For some reason I decided to do this first pic in black and white. A homage if you like to the noir comics,books and films I enjoy.

So this is the view you get upon entering my room. On the left ‘The tried and trusted Jim Lee’ as it was refered to by the guy I brought it from. On the right like it needs an introduction, it’s one of the most iconic images in Daredevil, Marvel and Frank Miller history. Also in view are my Quadrophenia and Dirty Harry canvas’s.

More wall art here. Brilliant Bullitt poster one of the best movie posters of all time. If your a Wolverine fan like me you gotta have a Wolverine vs Sabertooth image somewhere on display. Beneath that we have super Frankie Lampard proudly wearing the blue of Chelsea FC.

(04) Here is the unit containing my comic storage and my TV. As you can see im cramped for space. There are 3 boxes on the floor, 3 on the middle level and two on the top. Also on the top are my trading card binders, my Daredevil Omnibus and volster case containing my most prized issues.

More visual evidence of my cramped space. These 3 boxes contain the main bulk of my collection. At the time of writing I am only 16 issues off of completing Wolverine Vol 1.

Ah the contents of my voslter case. They kinda make me proud. When I first started collecting I was just a student so first appearance issues and milestones were just a pipe dream. Still missing a Daredevil #168 and The Holy Grail for Wolverine fans a Incredible Hulk #181.

What I like to call my refererance books and a bottle of Duff, they were all out of Flaming Moe’s.

My desk where many a time I have tried to jump start a career in comics to no avail. Funny story about the Wolverine statue. I paid absolutely nothing for it. It was meant to be the limited edition one with the variant painting, but they sent the regular one by mistake. They said it was a mistake on their behalf and that I could keep it, with my money in the post back to me.

My trades and DVD boxsets. Looking at previous Shelf Porns I realised I have way fewer trades than everyone. But I m not one for picking up a monthly title then months later the same story in trade. I find some titles read better in trade format though.

Some of the aforementioned titles that read better in Trade. Bendis’ Daredevil, Secret Warriors and The Ultimates.

These are the latest additions to my collection at the time of writing. I grew upon the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and will always have room for them somewhere.

Now time for the most pornographic part of my collection. (See what I did there)? It’s my top shelf full of statues, busts and action figures. My all time favourite being the John Byrne inspired Wolverine.

More Daredevil orientated end of the shelf. I need a Daredevil Yellow or Elektra to really complete this end I think.

More assorted figures. Love the Marvel Origin range they did a few years back. In the last 3 pictures I done a rought calculation and came to this conclusion; On display there are the following: Wolverines-44, Daredevils-12, Iron Fists-7, Sabertooths-8, Elektras-3, Kingpins-2, Deadpools-2, Sentrys-2, Luke Cages-2 and a few others. Sad that I counted I know.

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Nice to see Bullitt poster, one of the best movie car chase of all time.
I always want this poster as well as Bullitt Mustang fastback car model.

That Bullitt poster deserve to be framed.

You lose marks for the Chelsea. Blue is not the colour in Daredevil’s world. See, it all fell into place with me – Spidey’s red and blue fits nicely alongside any Crystal Palace memorabilia!

Seriously, though, good collection, and more trades and ornaments than I have in 17 years of collecting, and looks like you have more milestone issues. Although it looks like you suffer from the same problem as I do in room layout and size. We manage to fit it all in somehow but we end up moving house purely to find more space for our geek stuff.

Back to the football, though. It’s good to see someone well into their football and their comics. We do exist – my mate’s an X-men and fellow Palace nut and my LCS in Croydon houses Chelsea and Palace fans. It still seems that folk regard them as being mutually exclusive – geeks are geeks and lads are lads.

Where does one get one of those voslter cases?

@ Richard I picked my volster case up at a con. Sure there will be some on ebay.

love how one can have more then one favorite characer. in fact surprise that frank miller piece did not come with his signature. and cool that you got a wolveirne statue for free. when the company could have taken it back for their mistake or given you a refund for more daredevil and wolverine , and iron fist junk.

Great collection! Big fan of Daredevil, the Wire, and Football myself! (although I’m a Barcelona/ManU fan!)

Great collection! Where did you get that big daredevil clutching the gravestone statue?

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