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Shelf Porn Saturday | A room to make any fan green with envy

It’s Saturday, so it must be time for Shelf Porn! Today’s collection comes from Lance, a comic fan and veteran who shares his collection of long boxes, statues, replicas and more.

If you’d like to see your collection here, drop me an email at jkparkin@yahoo.com with a brief write-up and some jpgs. Let’s make it happen!

And now here is Lance …

Hi, My name is Lance. I have been collecting comics since I was a little guy when I read my first comic What If Punisher had killed Spider-Man? I really started to get in to collecting when I returned home from Iraq in 2007, and I am still going strong (as you can tell with the 45 long boxes). I just recently came across this section of Comic Book Resources and thought I would share my collection.

As I already said, I have a ton of comics, last count was 11,310. I’m sure you can notice that I made the shelves myself due to the very rough look, but it works and it was cheap. I have a few of my graded comics on the wall mounted and my most recent addition was the Thor #337 above my Beta Ray Bill hammer which was just signed by Walter Simonson at the Baltimore Comic-Con. Also I just mounted the Conan sword with two art prints to both sides of it the other day (might be a little crooked) which I think looks nice. I have numerous statues through out the room: Black Panther, Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, Iron Man, and Batman. I have a Darth Vader light saber mounted over my computer along with Star Wars #1 and #107(last issue). Also if you cant tell, due to the picture, that is Storm Shadow’s sword above the window (I think it’s from Valor Vs. Venom). Last but not least is my big comfy reading chair, I couldn’t tell how many hours I have read comics in that, but it’s a lot.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my little slice of heaven, and I plan on improving and posting more pictures in the future.

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Stormbreaker!

It is always so hard to figure out what to do with comic boxes. They are the worst thing about comics. It’s good to see someone have a good way to display them.

What Joe danson said, but with two more exclamation points.

nice escpically having an autographed replica of storm braker on the wall. plus love the gijoes mounted and all the art

Those GI Joe reissue figures were freaking awesome. I wish Hasbro had kept making them

Awesome collection of stuff – I like it when a collection looks like it is there to be used and enjoyed, and does not look like a museum

Thanks for the compliments. Its still a work in progress and I have some repainting of the walls to do as you can see.
@demoncat: The GI Joes were kind of a wall filler at the moment until I can get my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles#1 comics framed.

@Josh: The comic Shelves were pretty easy to make with 3/4 in plywood. They still need to be painted.

Im trying to figure out a better way of displaying Stormbreaker with Thor#337 on the wall somewhere but the thing is so heavy and big, Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

That is just so wrong that the time hands are placed as poorly they are on that Iron Man clock

@ Jason
LMAO, I never noticed that until now

Great stuff!

I like the cat trying to sneak up on Black Panther.

First, thank you for your service in Iraq. The only way I have seen a polished way of displaying boxes is by not using them or hiding them in a drawer system. The collection is awesome. I need to find a way to display my out of package Joes.

@ Captainamerica4
Thank you, It was pretty hysterical when I got home from Iraq and told my wife that I wanted to get back into comics. She kinda look at me weird and thought it was a phase but now we go to all the local comic-cons together. I can tell you I was hooked on comics after my first deployment but after my second deployment there was no turning back. As for the storage system, I wanted something that made the comics accessible and give me room to add on.

That kitty isn’t in it’s original packaging. Fail.

But seriously I am jealous (of the room, not the kitty. I got a couple of those.)

what is the name of slab that you are hang with the Star Wars comics ? i’ve been seaching that thing since 2007

@ Malvi
The holders that I am using for the star wars comics is made BCW, their called comic book showcase.

Was Stormbreaker an actual prop release? It’s really cool. Also like that Marvel throw blanket.

@ Derek

yeah, stormbreaker was a diamond select replica limited to 1000 pieces.
You gotta have a cool blanket to stay warm and read comics with

Cool room, with cool toys and comics…I like the comic frames; I’ve been wanting to set up a comic room, and it seems to me you can use these frames and switch different comics in and out for variety…great room, great idea; I want to show off my cool stuff. like you, not worry about sun damage

As for the long box problem—I hated them—-I picked up 2 legal sized filing cabinets (4 drawer) and put my collection of approximately 5000 books into them. Cabinets are big, but the stack of 25 longboxes to the ceiling is gone.

Thanks for sharing. Looks like a nice, comfortable room filled with a few of your favorite things.

Nice set up man! I have to agree that I like the concept that this is a room that is utilized rather than just a museum display. The comic drawer boxes are something that I use that I can recommend as well.

Great room. Thanks for sharing, Lance.

On the subject of long boxes, which a few comments have mentioned, I hate them. They look awful. I have my comicbooks on shelves just like books but it takes up a huge amount of space, so it’s not an ideal solution, either. Especially when your collection is nearly double mine, like Lance’s. There was a guy on here who had them in drawers and that was pretty cool.

I have aout 10000 comics and storage is hell. At the same time, I can’t stand the thought of living on trades. Nice to see episodes of this article with lots of boxes.

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