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Shelf Porn from a fan in frosty Bangor, Maine

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If it’s Saturday, it must be time for Shelf Porn! Today’s shelves come from Kris in Bangor, Maine, who shares his shelves filled with graphic novels, action figures and more. On one shelf he has his DC figures, and on the shelf next to it are his Marvel figures, separated only by a small gap. If they ever decided to cross that gap … madness! (I watched Toy Story 2 last night with my son, so I can only imagine what those figures are getting up to at night).

If you’d like to submit your collection, find out how to do that by going here.

And now let’s hear from Kris …

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My name is Kris, and I hail from the frosty city of Bangor, Maine. I began my love affair with superheroes sometime in 1989, shortly before the release of the Tim Burton Batman flick. Though I was only 6 years-old at the time, I remember being swept up in the fervor that the entire country was caught up in. So, naturally, my first comic book was some random Batman comic that I honestly cannot remember much of.

Fast-forward about two years (1991), and you’ll find me in a general store with about $2 in my hand and a copy of Guardians of the Galaxy (the Valentino series) #17 staring me in the face. I was compelled by some unknown force to buy it. So I did. I know it wasn’t the greatest comic ever, but it cemented my love of the medium into a lifelong ordeal. I haven’t looked back since. Still waiting for a collection of those Valentino GOTG books, Marvel!

The collection you are about to view is the culmination of about 12 years of trade paperback, graphic novel, hardcover and other random superhero collectible buying. I’m not going to bother sorting through boxes of comics to show off, because that stuff is typically boring for me.

Thanks for looking!





















































Thanks Bill! 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 a little something about your collection
3. Send them to me in an email.

Some additional tips:

1. Although we don’t have a minimum or maximum limit on photos, usually 10-15 should suffice. They also don’t need to be huge, so if you can shrink them down so they are less than 1000 x 1000, that would be great. You can help make your collection look nice by being sure to focus, use the right lighting, dust your shelves beforehand, etc.
2. You can either write something up that’ll appear at the beginning of the post, or you can describe each item. Be sure to indicate where each image should be placed within your write-up, but don’t embed the images into a Word doc. Just put the file name in brackets where you want the image to appear.
3. When sending images using something like YouSendIt or DropBox, please keep in mind that I may not get to your submission for a month or more, so make sure you don’t delete them or that they won’t expire.
4. Please include your name (just your first name is fine) and location with your write-up.