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All hands on deck for one sailor’s Shelf Porn

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It’s the first Saturday in August, and what does that mean? Shelf Porn! Today’s shelves come from Willie, who shows us his comics, Lucha Libre masks and Hiro, the comic-guarding dog.

If you’d like to see your collection featured here on Shelf Porn, check out the submission instructions for complete details.

And now let’s hear from Willie.

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My name is Willie, and my collection and the room is a combination of my love for comics, Lucha Libre, and also my many things I have collected in my travels around the world as active duty Navy. The storage for my comics is actually something I made myself, using the wood that came with one of those Walmart bookshelfs that was on sale
for 20 bucks. I constructed it using the four largest pieces of the bookshelf, and triple layer foam board for the bottom and dividers. At full capacity, it will hold around 1700 comics, bagged and boarded, so maybe a tip to anyone not wanting to buy ugly boxes! The Walking Dead banner was also custom made, by a friend that owns a printing company. The last picture is my dog, Hiro, who guards the comics for me! Thanks for enjoying and allowing me to share!

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Who is the badass looking “general” in the b&w photo?

Hi I’m Willie, thanks for showing the man cave! As for the general I’m the picture I have tried to research it and couldn’t find out anything. I bought it at a small tienda for $5 but they didn’t have any info either.

That’s Porfirio Diaz in the picture, one of the best and worst president in Mexico, he was the reason the mexican revolution started, he had been 30 years in power and people got sick of not having the right to vote so they revolted and exiled him to europe in 1910.

and there’s that stupid term again… Shelf porn. Just call it comic books or memorabilia or nerd crap…. Actual porn goes on shelves all the same.

Fantastic!

What is a comic book and comic related room without a couch? Not much.
So, to have a reading couch is a plus.

I think that “comic specialized comic shop” comic rack boxes is smart but should have short legs (with or without casters) installed underneath them. You know, make it easier to move them around for floor cleaning, etc…

nice collection espically love those super hero glasses and that one lucha labre mask that looks like a little deranged hulk .

A nice personal collection

Where did the character glasses (the Captain America on in particular) come from?

@chip douglas- i think it means it’s pictorial porn OF people’s shelves, and since it’s hosted at CBR, the content of those shelves can be assumed to be as you describe. I might be misunderstanding you.

This is awesome!
Not the biggest collection but you’ve got a great room layout there.
I have a few Lucha Libre masks myself, all from Mexico thanks to my girlfriend who is Mexican.
I just need to get some mannequin heads to display them properly.
I went to a CMLL show when I went for the first time in May, and all around the arena there were kiosks of lucha merch, I could have spent so much money there but it was only the second day so I was somehow able to restrain myself hahaha.

Thanks, since these pictures were taken my collection has almost doubled, a combination of a post-deployment shopping spree and my trip to SDCC a couple weeks ago. I got a lot of good original art and prints and signed books I just have to get around to hanging them.

The glasses all came from Ross. I believe they were Toon Tumblers branded, but can’t be positive.

If you need mannequin heads, check out your local Sally’s or ethnic beauty supply store. They have boxes of them and sold them to me really cheap.

Hi Willie!

Loved your collection! I wish you shared some more pictures of your shelves.

Good show!

Ian

this is pretty darn awesome… i love that your love of lucha libre translated to Super Pro K.O. thumbs up.

Was happy to see Super Pro KO on the shelf. Was THRILLED to see a corgi.

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