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Saturday Shelf Porn | Order in the court — and on the comic shelves

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Welcome once again to our Shelf Porn column, where we help fans share their shelves. Today’s submission comes from Chris Campbell, an attorney from Virginia who shows us his graphic novels, original art and more.

If you’d like to see your collection here, drop me an email at jkparkin@yahoo.com with a brief write-up and some jpgs.

And now let’s hear from Chris …

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My name is Chris Campbell. I’m 33 years old and have been reading comics for about 25 years. I’m an attorney, and I live with my wife and three boys in Northern Virginia. When they get a bit older, hopefully they’ll actually read some of the comics on my shelves. Anyway, on to the collection!

My comic room is on the bottom level of our house. I have a fair amount of framed original art around the room, but the collected editions are limited (for now) to the far wall, while my actual comic book collection is stored in short boxes on the adjoining wall.

The stainless steel racks, coupled with short boxes, is a great way to store a modest collection.

On this wall, I have a few of my favorite commissioned pieces and a (happy) page from the Walking Dead. The Thing on the top left is by Gabe Hardman. The Thing on the top right is by Mike Oeming. And the other 3 commissions (Galactus, Thing, and Nick Fury) are by Dave Wachter. Beneath the art is a custom Comic Condo from Adam Deemer’s company in Pennsylvania. Contained within is my Fantastic Four collection. And last but not least is a Stalker figure from Sideshow Collectibles.

I generally don’t have that many statues or toys in my room, but it was hard to pass up the Masterpiece Optimus Prime.

On the wall opposite the collected editions is more original art, as well as more comic cubes. These are actually modular, and there are 12 against this wall, which houses my Batman and Detective runs from the late ’60s to the current.

The original art is (from left to right) Jim Calfiore (Secret Six), Jamal Igle (World’s Finest), Jeremy Haun (Batman print), Jeremy Haun, (Red Hood), and Brian Hurtt (Sixth Gun).

Some more detail…

Another wall and some more original pages. From left to right, we have Gabe Hardman (Atlas vs. Avengers), Gabe Hardman (Atlas), Freddie E. Williams (Flash), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash cover), and a Cully Hamner Blue Beetle commission. On the fireplace mantle are my Batman Black-and-White statue collection.

Some detail on the Atlas page by Gabe Hardman.

Some natural light.

And a better view of my bookcase for oversized and undersized collections.

The Thing commission is by Mike McKone.

Thing statue based on my favorite comic, Fantastic Four #51.

And a final piece by the stairs as you leave the comic room. A fantastic commission from Jim Rugg, featuring Ben Grimm and Jim’s character, Afrodisiac.

Thanks for taking a few minutes to check out my comic room.