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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 Adrian in Sheffield, England, who shows off his collection of comics, action figures and more.
If you’d like to see your collection featured here, you can find instructions at the end of this post.
And now let’s hear from Adrian …
My name is Adrian and I’m originally from Nottingham, England, and I’m now living in Sheffield. I’ve been a collector of comics since I was about 9 or 10. A local market stall to me used to get in American comics so some of my first storylines were The Death of Superman as well as Knightfall. All of these are in my many long boxes which at the moment are all sadly in storage. I’ve recently moved so hopefully one day they can come out again soon.
In terms of my long box collection a lot of mine are UK Marvel reprints we’ve had over the years, they’d be US reprints but on a larger UK paper scale near enough A4 in size, which makes the artwork shine! I’m also a long time subscriber to 2000AD with pretty much every issue from the early 1990s until today.
Going to the photos picture 001 is an overview of the collection I’ve currently got on display. I’ve just moved in with my girlfriend and thankfully she encourages my collection and having it on display! Photo’s 002 and 003 is of a sketch by Walt Flanagan inside my edition of Batman: The Widening Gyre. This was a present from my other half for my birthday and it really is awesome! Custom sketches are something I definitely want to own more of.
Photo 004 is a custom leather satchel bag that was another present from my girlfriend. We’ve a friend who does custom leather work and she made me a satchel based on the Nolan Dark Knight version of the Batsuit. It’s really really awesome and wherever I go people ask me where I got it from.
Photo’s 005 to 008 are my Marvel Graphic novel collection! Sadly short of Spidey as most of my Spidey issues, along with my X-Men issues and my Ultimate universe comics, are all long boxed away!
Photo’s 009 and 010 are my DC comics. Most of my DC stuff is all about Batman! Photo 010 also features my 2000AD graphic novel selection all of which are signed by the writers and artists. Thankfully here in the UK the 2000AD guys are easy to meet! And all are a fantastic bunch of guys.
011 has plenty more comics and another prize possession of mine, a signed best of Mick Foley DVD, as I’m big in to my wrestling as well as my comics. I had the pleasure to meet Mick on his UK Comedy tour back in 2012 and he was one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met.
Photo’s 013 and 014 are a few more action figure collectables. We’ve got two original 1990s Batmobiles from Batman TAS, an Optimus Prime, and an awesome Judge Dredd action figure.
Photo 015 is my DC action figures. My favourites are my Dark Knight Returns Batman and Robin. Photo 016 is my Marvel figure collection. Love the sculpt on that Green Goblin! Photo 017 is my Thor’s Helmet replica, my Mjolnir, and my V for Vendetta mask. I really do love that Helmet! I got it originally as part of a Thor costume I was planning for a Viking night. Instead it ended up on the shelf.
Photo 018 is a TARDIS shaped case for stuff and a Spider-Man mask on a dummies head. It’s a great, and effective, way to display fancy dress items. I just need a full size dummy now for my Iron Man Skinsuit.
Photos 019 and 020 show my selection of Batmobiles from the Batman Automobilia magazine. I’d love to buy them all but I’m having to just get the ones I really like due to shelf space limitations! And finally 021 is my Tim Burton Batman cowl. I got this as part of a cosplay idea but it looked so nice on the shelf it ended up staying there too.
In the future I’m looking to get some original art and some more sketches. My city, Sheffield, is having it’s first geek convention next weekend with a lot of comics guys there so hopefully I’ll be buying some nice things!
Many thanks for reading,
Adrian, Sheffield, England
If you’d like to see your collection featured here on Robot 6, here’s what you need to do:
1. Take some photos and save them as jpgs.
2. Write up a little something about your collection.
3. Send them to me in an email. Please put the text into an email and attach the images as separate files; don’t embed them into a Word doc. Uploading them to Dropbox or a similar service also works.