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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.

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And now let’s hear from Shane …

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I’ve been collecting comics since 1975, I stopped for a time between 1988 and 98 when I was running around trying to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up, but came back to them with the same passion I had as a child. I only collect trades currently as that is what my budget can afford. I also get many books via interlibrary loan to read and enjoy. I do the ordering of graphic novels for our local library as our librarians have no clue what to order. I also do comic book talks at libraries and via Ignite events. I also get to show up and talk geek on a local radio station. I do my part to spread the word about sequential story telling. Here is my graphic novel and trade collection. The long boxes are all put away and waiting for the boy to get old enough to take care of them. He loves comics, but at 5 he’s not ready to care for them properly yet.


Over sized books and reference including 3 books on the far right of my wives. She is obsessed with all things continental. Also good to keep Lost Girls and Library Meadows up high away from the 5 year olds hands.

Mythic Fiction shelf. I have a hard time waiting on the Fables Deluxe volumes so I make sure the library buys the Trades when they are released so I can keep up. I cannot wait for the next Stuff of Legend Omnibus to come out. Really good. Also looking forward to the Unwritten/Fables crossover.


I call this my Indy Shelf but I have a friend who calls it my Soap Opera Shelf. Terry Moores books, Scott Pilgrim, Walking Dead, Morning Glories, Lock and Key probably all fit that description…but then there is Planetary. Ah well…the bottom line is they are all just damn good books.


Marvel Shelf. My wife has just started to buy me Uncanny X-Force. She works for Barnes and Noble college division so she gets a decent discount. As I look at it here I see there is a TON of Wolverine, but if you asked me for my favorite characters I doubt he would make my top 10.


DC Comics shelf. As you can see I’m a big Batman Fan. I think the Morrison run on Batman is possibly the best stuff that has been put out in comics in the last 25 years.


Bottom row catch all. Still waiting for Wagner to finish Mage. Need to catch up on the Goon. Started it and never finished. Man is Punk Rock Jesus Good.


My main book shelves.


King and Gaiman…not a bad couple of shelves.


Prizes of the bottom shelf here are my copy of World According to Garp, Princess Bride and the first 3 collections of Bloom County.


Some of the built in shelves in my office. Lot of my wife’s books on here (including the Star Wars Compendium) but my prize is my Calvin and Hobbes edition. You can start to seem my sports memorabilia as well.


Here you can see my entire memorabilia shelves including 2 McFarlanes (John Elway and Derek Jeter)


Newspaper article the Local Paper did about me once I started doing my Comic Book talks.