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Happy Saturday and welcome to Shelf Porn, where each week we feature one fan’s collection. Today’s shelves come from Larry Fire, editor of The Fire Wire pop culture blog. Larry shares some nice pics of his Batman stuff (including an awesome Rafael Grampa commission), his Stephen King collection, MONDO posters and more.

If you’d like to see your collection right here on Robot 6, you can find complete details at the end of this post.

And now let’s hear from Larry …

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My name is Larry Fire and I am the Editor of THE FIRE WIRE, a pop culture blog that specializes in comic books, toys, books, movies, posters, music, etc. You can check it out at firewireblog.com.

I wanted my Southern California office to reflect my varied interests and showcase some of my favorite things.

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The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller from 1986 is my favorite graphic novel so I had to pick up this statue of Batman vs. The Joker by Kotobukiya. I was a huge fan of both the original Batman TV show and the Batman Animated series so the 1966 Batmobile and the vinyl Animated Batman figure are prominently displayed.

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My Funko Pop! Batman collection guards my graphic novels. Batman is my all-time favorite comic book character as reflected in the art, toys and books in my work space.

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I have collected Stephen King books since 1983. He’s my favorite author and I’m also a fan of his son, Joe Hill. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting both authors on numerous occasions and they are wonderful talented friendly people. The bottom shelf of my bookcase is filled with oversized art books featuring the work of Walt Disney, Jack Kirby, Jim Lee, Alex Ross, Todd McFarlane, Charles Schultz and Tim Burton.

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Nice Olly Moss prints there!

Im green with envy! Love that Rafael Grampa commision! How were you able to commision the artwork from Grampa?

Nice pull with that Grampa sketch, rad piece.

el_caifan – he opened up to commissions last year for a bit, and he does them at conventions too if you can find him.

Are your Carrie, Salem’s Lot, Stand, Night Shift, and Shining the 1st edition or the Book Club reprints, same question with Thinner? Just curious…it’s a great collection either way, after all you have the Grant hardcovers of The Dark Tower series and I know those were not easy to come by.

nice collection. espically love the signed pic of adam west and having steven kings stories in hard back which that is hard to come by some time. espicaly if they are first edition and maybe you got steven to sign them.

Nice classic look in that room. That B:TAS Mask fo the Phantasm poster really stood out to me. I think it’s the one from Alamo drafthouse anniversary showing awhile back. An event I missed out on. The Incredibles poster is great too.

Nice to see some of the first Marvel Trade Paperbacks (Bring on the Bad Guys etc). Are those hard r soft cover? Creature of the Black Lagoon poster is really nice too.

MK

joe hill is stephen king’s son?!?!

well, hell. I did not know that.

Re: gimpboy76 – The first few books are definitely first editions. You can tell because they’re the old small size. The book club editions were all normal hardback sized.

My wife collects King books as well, so I’m envious of those. Impressive stuff.

What’s Ironic is the fact that I also have an autograph photo of Adam West as batman. I plan on sharing my own “shelf porn” someday and I hope you like it.

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Really, really nice stuff. And great workspace, too!

Man, that Incredibles and Batman Japanese poster are so awesome! And it’s a really nice and clean room. Nice one!

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Love the Dark Tower poster

My favorite poster is the Creature from the Black lagoon, although all of the posters are pretty great.

John MacKeeman

May 11, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Very nice love the built ins . Room looks super professional awesome posters and prints and art work .

Where did you get that batman animated series figure from?

To answer some of your questions:

1. Rafael Grampa opened up 10 commissions last year. I wrote about it here: http://firewireblog.com/2013/08/22/comic-book-artist-rafael-grampa-offers-10-commissioned-art-pieces-for-facebook-followers/

2. Carrie, Salem’s Lot, The Shining, Night Shift and The Stand are later printings, everything else is a first print. Someday I will get the first prints…

3. The Batman: Mask of The Phantasm poster is from MONDO posters in Austin, Texas. The artist is Phantom City Creative.

4. Origins of Marvel Comics, Son of Origins of Marvel Comics and Bring On The Bad Guys are first print hardcovers. I am still looking for hardcover first editions of Marvels Greatest Superhero Battles and The Superhero Women.

5. Joe Hill is indeed Stephen King’s son. He changed his name to carve his own path as an author and he is a superb writer! I have been lucky to meet both of them and they are regular, humble, nice guys!

6. The Batman Animated figure was purchased on eBay for $20. You can occasionally still find them available. It was released by Medicom of Japan in 2003.

Thanks for all of the nice comments and compliments, I really appreciate it!

Hello Larry,

Fantastic collection, nice presentation.

Can you tell us a bit about the Japanese Batman poster, where is that from? Are the pieces above the shutters the Jock letter press prints?

Thanks for sharing.

Sean.

Sean
The Japanese Batman poster is sold out and was limited to 30. The company that released them was Blunt Graffix: http://bluntgraffix.com

Yes, the pieces above the shutters are the Jock letterpress Batman prints, also sold out.

Thanks

Larry

HUGE fan of this collection! You have great taste, Larry. Everything is neat, organized, and nicely displayed. Great selection of art too. I thought those classic movie posters looked Francavilla-ish! He’s easily my favorite new artist, nice to know he’s doing stuff like that.

And the Mondo and Olly Moss stuff is great. Do they sell online? Thanks for sharing!

Carter,
MONDO sells their posters usually on Thursdays and they announce via twitter so please follow them @MondoNews

The posters usually sell out in a few seconds but you can luck out as they do limited print runs. Olly sold his prints via his website at ollymoss.com. The Batman prints were sold for a limited time and printed based on the amount of orders that arrived.

Hope this info helps!

Best

Larry

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