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Saturday Shelf Porn | Giant-sized Spider-Man

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn, where fans show off their collections. Today’s collection comes from Iz Wilkison in Lakewood, Colorado, a longtime fan who is currently rebuilding his collection.

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Now let’s hear from Iz …

My name is Iz Wilkison and I’m from Lakewood, Colorado. I’ve been reading comics for 30 years now, but what is depicted here is a pale shadow of what my collection used to be. Y’see, around seven years ago I was laid off and struggled to find work for nearly two years. During that time I was forced to sell off most of my collection, and have only been rebuilding it for the past couple years. Now to my meager collection…


This is the collection as it now sits in the guest bedroom/computer room. Those two large bookshelves (along with 2 others) were once completely full, and are only now nearing capacity.


This is the left bookshelf. On top is my O-ren sword from Kill Bill, and on the top shelf sits Mjolnir and my Qmx replica phaser from the Star Trek film. The second shelf is full of Marvel oversized hardcovers.


On the third shelf sit miscellaneous large-format books and graphic novels. The fourth shelf is where you’ll find the rest of my hardcover collection. Finally, the bottom shelf sits empty, awaiting spillover.


Here are my Marvel Essentials/DC Showcase bookcases, along with a floating bookshelf that holds miscellaneous “odd-sized” books. The three short boxes contain rotating single issues that I’m reading (currently bronze age Spider-Man, miscellaneous silver and bronze age Green Lantern issues, and every issue of every The Demon series).


This is the right bookshelf. On the top you can see two of my H.R. Giger books, and can just make out my Sgt. Rock dogtags hanging to the left. The top shelf is the beginning of my softcover trade paperback collection.

The second and third shelf continue my softcover TPB collection.


The fourth shelf is the rest of my trades. On the bottom shelf are my original art portfolios. Mainly sketches from conventions and eBay auctions, they really deserve to be in frames on the wall.


This is the far wall with some framed issues from my collection. I change these out every few months or so (Captain America #100 always stays).


Finally, my favorite piece. I got this life-sized Spider-Man years ago from a friend of mine. Best gift ever. You can’t see it, but the closet is just to the left, and it’s packed floor-to-ceiling with comic boxes (this is where the single issue collection currently resides).