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Minimal space, maximum usage in today’s Shelf Porn

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Happy Saturday and welcome to Shelf Porn, our weekly look at a fan’s shelves. Today’s collection comes from Marc in Hong Kong, who shows us how he uses the limited space he has available to display his stuff.

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And now here’s Marc …

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Hi, my name is Marc. I’m originally from Indonesia but I’m currently working and living in Hong Kong and anyone who has been to Hong Kong will tell you that space is a precious commodity over here as there is hardly any around. The same goes for my apartment. Space is at a premium and so what I’ve tried to do is make maximum use of whatever space I have available. Of course, that has forced me to keep some of my comics out of sight in storage boxes and so only my favorites are displayed. Luckily, my wife is a comic book fan herself so she doesn’t mind the place looking like a nerd shrine. That’s pretty cool of her.

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This is my main comic shelf. It doesn’t display much but I consider these the staples of my collection, what I consider most read-worthy with high re-read value. My long-term favorites are stored here and whenever I get a new comic that makes the cut, this is where I stick it. Of course, if I run out of space then one or more books need to be demoted back to the storage box simply to make space. Notice that my comics and other things I hold dear are located on the upper portions of the shelf since I have a 21-month old daughter who just loves to pull out books within her reach and simply mangle them.

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On top I have several hardcovers consisting of art and comic-related books topped of by an imposing Batman bust on a gargoyle and Nightwing jumping over a chimney. I found Nightwing in a second hand toy store and was happy as a clam when I found it at such a good price and in sich good condition. In the front are the Hot Toys Iron Man Mini Cosbaby set which we got at the insistence of my wife.

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The top tier is mostly Tolkien stuff. I’m a self-proclaimed Tolkien nut and Tolkien stuff probably makes up the most of my non-comic book items. DVDs, Blu-Rays, novels, and the usual related items. There’s also a hardcover Avengers vs. X-Men because I couldn’t fit it anywhere else and it fits just nicely in that space right there.

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The second tier is my DC shelf. As you can probably guess by now, I’m a big fan of the Bat-family of comic books, most notably Batman and Nightwing. There’s also a mythology book there because I love mythology and space was again an issue.

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My Marvel shelf. This contains a lot of classic 80s-90s cross-over storylines such as Secret Wars and Infinity Gauntlet. I’ve really taken a liking to Uncanny X-Force with its realistic yet humorous tone. It has got Deadpool, after all, and Jerome Opeña is one my favorite artists along with Leinil Francis Yu. My favorite Marvel characters are Daredevil and Punisher although there are none of their comics on this shelf, they occupy another shelf which I will get into later on.

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Right of the shelf is a stylized Dark Knight print that I found at a Street Market. Framed and at HK$ 90 (around US$ 12), it was a steal.

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On the top of the light brown shelf, right next to my main comic shelf, we have my Lord of the Rings and Hobbit art and movie conceptual design books. Since I love to draw, I especially love the sketchbook by Alan Lee behind the Batman statue. Next to Batman is my Gil-Galad statue by Weta Sideshow Collectibles, in front of whom lies three shields representing the civilizations of Rohan, Gondor, and the Elves.

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Now this is something to be proud of. Impressive, orderly, and awe-inspiring.

Very impressive :)

Love it.

And loved Hong Kong when I was there on my honeymoon, too.

nice how you manage to be able to display your collection in such a combine space you have being in hong kong

Space is extremely limited but you keep War Games on your shelf?

You’ve made great use of the space you have! I like how your collection is tucked into various nooks but is still thoughtfully displayed.

You’re wasting shelf space with that copy of “fear itself”.

I need to re read X-Cuitioners Song. I just recently picked up some Atomic Robo art that I need to hang up. Maybe then I’ll take a picture of my shelf porn.

I was expecting to see more (any) great manga tpb’s, because of the collector being from Asia.

Nice Tintin box set !!!

Dont mind the rude comments. You have an amazing collection and make great use of the space in your appartment. I’m a Marvel guy (Punisher and Daredevil are personal favorites too) but I confess to being quite jealous of some of the Batman statues and that stellar Dark Knight poster. Well done Marc.

Thanks for all the comments! I appreciate them.

Busby!: if you’re ever in Hong Kong, I’ll tell you where you can pick up one of those posters and many other über cool ones.

Awesome, loved the rogues poster behind the black and white batmen statues.
really good use of the space well presented.

read what you want, you like it treasure it. That’s your prerogative.

Like the Nightwings woot

Thanks, the rogue’s gallery print is there because I was gonna line the space with black spray-painted crumpled paper to make it look like a cave but decided it was too much work. So this was better than nothing.

Nightwing is super cool, I agree.

To all above who think they’re one of the cool kids for giving Marc crap because he has the audacity to enjoy the things he enjoys: get a new hobby; there’s no room for you in this one.

So very cool, Marc! A gorgeous collection displayed in museum-quality style. Bravo!

Great collection. I have a small living space myself. Your displays have given me some ideas on how to make the most of my space for my collections.

Loved the way you’ve displayed your comics and figurines Marc! All the best.

Hey Russ thinking you’re one of the cool kids for telling me to get a new hobby cause I asked a legit question seems more of a prerequisite to going out and getting a new hobby then what I said.

@Scud

I have to wonder how that is a a legit question? Seems more like a ‘dig’ on the person’s display.

Nice collection, love your display and use of space. I am curious what stands are you using for the Iron Man Cosbabies? I need those for my Batman Trilogy ones since they do like to topple over on their little legs.

Marc Alexander Hendrawidjaja

November 4, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Froggo: actually, those stands came with the set I bought so I don’t know if you could buy them separately. I have tried several times to display them without the stands, they seem to be pretty stabil on their own. Are the joints on your Batman Cosbabies looser than usual?

Marc; the joints are a little loose, but it’s more that Batman’s cape is top heavy so he likes to fall over.

greenschist81

April 7, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Great collection and displays….made me want to set up like this at home :)

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