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Pop culture blogger shows his love for Stephen King, Batman and more

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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.

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Nothing can stop this week’s Shelf Porn

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We’ve always heard “Nothing can stop the Juggernaut, but this week’s Shelf Porn puts that old adage to the test when Juggernaut meets an even BIGGER Juggernaut. Luckily neither of them can actually move, because they’re statues, or else we’d have quite a collision.

Today’s collection comes from Peter in Great Britain, who shows us his hardcovers, statues, books and more. If you’d like to see your collection here, you can find submission details at the end of the post.

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This collection grew from Muggles to Marvel

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What started as a collection of Harry Potter merchandise has grown well beyond that into comics, video games and much more — but that doesn’t mean you won’t find a Sorting Hat in the pictures below.

“I started collecting seriously when I was about 11,” says Jordan from Southern California, who is now 24. “I bought my first piece of Harry Potter merchandise, and I was committed. Up until about six months ago, my main collection could be considered a small museum of HP collectibles. Though since the books and movies have ended, I made the hard decision to move on from that and packed up 90 percent of it to be put into storage. I am now finally able to fully display my other interests and hobbies, and I hope you enjoy my new collection display as much as I do.”

Check out pictures and video of her comics, books, toys and collectibles below.

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‘Super Boys’ author makes his Marvel, Micronauts and more

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s Shelf Porn!

Today we head to the hometown of Superman’s creators to check out the collection of Brad Ricca, the author of Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster — The Creators of Superman (St. Martin’s Press, 2013). Despite being the author of a book about the creators of Superman, Brad tells us he is “a Marvel guy, through and through,” as he shows off his collection of Marvel Universe figures.

Check out his collection below, and you can find details on how to submit your own collection at the end of the post.

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He with the most toys wins in this week’s Shelf Porn

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This week’s featured collection is from Marshall Julius, an entertainment journalist in Kent, England. He shows us his massive collection of action figures, books, toys and much more.

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

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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.

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

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NYCC ’13 | Cooke to illustrate ‘Parker’ prose novels

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In what would seem like a natural outgrowth of their partnership with the Estate of Donald E. Westlake, IDW announced in New York this weekend that they plan to release deluxe hardcover versions of Westlake’s Parker novels, designed and illustrated by Darwyn Cooke.

“The Parker novels written by Donald Westlake had a profound effect on me as a young man,” Cooke said in a press release. “To first be able to adapt them in graphic novel form, and now to illustrate his prose as well… for me, it just doesn’t get much better than this.”

Cooke, of course, has been producing the excellent and well-regarded Parker graphic novel adaptations for the last few years, with the next one, Slayground, set for release in December. The first illustrated novel, The Hunter, will arrive in 2014.

“This is the first time the full series will be published in hardcover,” Cooke said at IDW’s panel on Saturday. He added that he’s taking “a completely different approach” to the art style he used in the graphic novels, and that this represents a chance “to make sure these books are properly preserved.”

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On otters and ‘Nebraska’: Six questions with Van Jensen

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Thirty-six questions. Six answers. One random number generator. Welcome to Robot Roulette, where creators roll the virtual dice and answer our questions about their lives, careers, interests and more.

Joining us today is Van Jensen, writer of the Pinocchio Vampire Slayer series and Green Lantern Corps.

Now let’s get to it …

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Lots of books and a little bit of sports in today’s Shelf Porn

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Happy Labor Day weekend, America, and welcome, everyone, to another round of Shelf Porn. Today’s collection comes from Shane in South Dakota, who shares his graphic novels and sport memorabilia with us.

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

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Silicon Valley Shelf Porn from a Young Adult author

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Welcome once again to the column we’re proud to call Shelf Porn, where fans share their collections for the world to see. Today’s collection comes from Kevin Sharp, an English teacher and author from Palo Alto, California. Kevin shows us his graphic novels, statues and some commissions from Steve Rude and John Byrne.

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

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‘Pacific Rim: Men, Machines & Monsters’ showcases Guy Davis

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I don’t if there’s ever been an movie that’s divided the voices in my social media feeds so thoroughly as Pacific Rim. Over the past couple of weeks, its been roughly a 50/50 split between “this is the best movie this summer” and “this is the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen.” I won’t write off a movie I won’t watch until it hits the rental market — this sounds like a great premise for a kid’s movie, and I’m kind of sick of seeing adult commentators depositing both too much expectation and critical acclaim on popcorn flicks aimed at young audiences.

No one can deny the visual flair Guillermo del Toro heaps upon his films, and he’s done exactly what any other comic book lover would have done when charged with making a monster movie. Ask any comic reader which artist designs the most original, scariest, freakiest creatures out there, and they’ll likely say Guy Davis.  So del Toro did the howlingly obvious thing and hired him as a concept artist for Pacific Rim. As usual with big blockbuster movies of this type, there’s a glossy hardcover “Art of …”  book out there accompanying its release (In this case, Pacific Rim: Men, Machines & Monsters by David S Cohen), and this is the place to go to see Davis’ work on the film.

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A growing collection of comics and more from Ontario

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Hello and welcome once again to Shelf Porn, our weekly look at someone’s collection. Today’s shelves come from Phil in Ontario, who shows us his growing collection of comics, action figures and more. Check them out below.

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From ‘The Jugger’ to Captain Jackson: Six questions with Evan ‘Doc’ Shaner

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Thirty-six questions. Six answers. One random number generator. Welcome to Robot Roulette, where creators roll the virtual dice and answer our questions about their lives, careers, interests and more.

Joining us today is Evan “Doc” Shaner, who you might know from IDW’s Ghostbusters, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, the excellent Buddy Cops, Eerie Comics, Green Hornet: Year One Special and Blood Brothers, which arrives from Dark Horse on July 17.

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Some ‘Flash’-y New York Shelf Porn from a Wally West fan

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn, where fans share their collections with the rest of the world. Today’s shelves come from Jesse in New York, who shares his collection of comics, graphic novels, original art and a “dash” of Flash merchandise.

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Toys, art and Shatner highlight this design studio Shelf Porn

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Hello and welcome once again to Shelf Porn, where fans send us pictures of their collections. Today’s shelves come from Kevin Brennan, who shows us the interior of Build Studio in Calgary, which is decorated with toys, graphic novels and more.

If you’d like to see your own shelves featured here on Robot 6, check out our submission instructions and guidelines.

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