After a 20-year hiatus, check out one fan’s return to collecting

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Happy belated Independence Day, America, and happy Saturday to everyone else. And oh — welcome to Shelf Porn, our weekly look at collections as submitted by fans around the world.

Today’s collection comes from John in Parts Unknown, who shows us his collection of comics, toys and more. If you’d like to see your collection featured here on ROBOT 6, just check out the instructions at the end of this post.

And now here’s John …


I got back into collecting about 5 years ago after a 20 year break. Raise a family and all. Got just over 5,300 books now. Found a spinner a few years ago displays nicely. Built my own comic store table for my long boxes. Still have some of my toys from years ago, battle star galactica and a few mattel plastic toys, On the end table I covered in conan is my first comic by John Byrne THe Death’s Head Knight. The two shelving unit holding short boxes are marvel and in the closet are my indies and conan mags, started getting some t-shirts for fun. Just received a captain canuck signed and number from Richard Comely. A good 1/4 of my collection consists of Conan the Barbarian and All the Iron man series from 1968 to now.


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.