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Send us your Shelf Porn!

by  in Comic News Comment

Hello and welcome to Send Us Your Shelf Porn, where fans can show off what they’ve got, so long as what they’ve got involves comic book collections. Would you like to show off your shelves? Drop me an email and let’s see what we can do.

Today’s shelves come from Chad Nevett, who reviews comics for CBR and also contributes to Comics Should Be Good. Take it away, Chad …

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When I moved in with my girlfriend last year, she generously gave me two shelves on both of her bookcases (so, four shelves in total). I decided to use two for comics and two for regular books, one each per bookcase. The comics shelf on this bookcase has been altered quite a bit as I moved more books from my parents’ place to our apartment. The current line-up of Hellblazer, Warren Ellis stuff, Transmet, and Preacher with the Invisibles and some Eddie Campbell and Chester Brown on top seems like the final one.


The other shelf is my hardcover shelf. This has also undergone some changes with this one being the final one. I would have it as all hardcovers, but those Sin City books need to be on a shelf to display the cool spine image. The books on the top are the four Incal collections and Come in Alone by Warren Ellis. The books you can’t see are Parker: The Hunter by Darwyn Cooke, the first two Scott Pilgrim books, Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis, and the 20/20 Visions collection.


Because of limited shelf space, a lot of my books are stuck in boxes still.

One of the shelves right next to my desk with a bunch of trades. Mostly ones that I wanted close at hand for whatever reason.


A shelf beneath my desk. More trades that I want close at hand, plus Wednesday Comics sitting on top.


My desk and shelves. This is where I spend far too much of my time. Sparta, USA #3 is out because I was in the middle of writing a review of it for CBR. That big mug is my 52 oz. Slurpee mug from 7-Eleven and it gets filled most days. The shortbox beneath my desk contains the ongoing books I’m currently buying, while the other box in front of the shelves contains some older books and the current minis I’m buying. Lots of CDs around since that’s my preferred way to listen to music. A cluttered (but organised in my mind) desk.