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Shelf Porn Saturday | Something is awesome in the state of Denmark

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Shelf Porn Saturday | Something is awesome in the state of Denmark

Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn, where we give fans the opportunity to show us their collections, both big and small. Today’s submission comes from artist and collector Jens Lund in Denmark, who sent in photos of his shelves, statues and art studio.

If you’d like to see more Shelf Porn, I can’t do it without you–so send your pictures and write-up to jkparkin@yahoo.com. Let’s make it happen!

And now here’s Jens …

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Hi, my name is Jens Lund, and I’m a 37-year-old freelance artist from Copenhagen, Denmark. I bought my first Marvel Comics book in October 1984, when I was 10 years old. The comics book was a Danish edition of Amazing Spider-Man (“Edderkoppen” in Danish). The story was from Amazing Spider-Man Annual #11, by Dennis O’Neil and Frank Miller. The cover really popped from the newsstand at the local grocery store. I much later discovered that the Danish publisher had used a Marvel Team-Up promo poster from 1983 by Ron Frenz for the cover, which I thought was really cool. I really was excited to find out who all those characters on the cover were, and would study them for hours. (This was long before Wikipedia, so it took me a few years to figure out who the heck the white toaster with the red light beam was, LOL … ROM, The Spaceknight, I later learned.)

I’ve been a loyal Marvelite since then. (DC never really made an impact on me, though I did enjoy Byrne’s revamp of Superman way back then.)

I used to have all my books stored in boxes, but I really like just being able to grab a book without the hassle of having to sort through all the heavy boxes (and because I lack storage space.) Instead I have all books in open or closed cabin shelves, all bagged and boarded. (About 8,400 comics.) Though I still have some boxes tucked away, since I finally did run out of space, LOL.

Here’s a look at my stuff, hope you enjoy it.


(Last year I was lucky to find a print of the Marvel Team-Up Promo poster from 1983 on eBay.)

View of my 1st floor art studio/ bedroom.



This is one of my favorite statues, the Thanos and Mistress Death Diorama. The infinity Gauntlet lights up when flicked on.



My newest addiction is IDW’s Artist’s Edition. They are amazing, but I’m having a real hard time figuring out how to display and store them; they won’t fit into any regular shelves, for sure…so here they are, on the floor. 🙁







Sideshow Hobgoblin and Mystique striking a pose.


Sideshow’s Thor and Cap standing tall (Shipping them to Denmark was a pain, but worth every $). The Thor statue is an exclusive model (2 heads) I prefer to display the Walter Simonson version, with the beard). This was actually my second Sideshow Thor statue, the first (regular edition) got its cape broken to pieces when I accidentally dropped a piece of furniture on it … argh, I hated myself for weeks after that.


Sideshow’s Galactus and Silver Surfer diorama








Alex Ross Life size Spider-man bust was a hard buy: The seller I bought it from on E-bay, was’nt able to ship abroad, so I had it shipped to a friend’s house in NYC instead, and 6 months later I was lucky to convince another friend who was visiting NYC from Copenhagen to pick it up at my friends house. He never forgave me for asking him this favor, lol … he had to buy an extra suitcase to transport the bust, and he told me later that he felt very awkward riding in a cab with a Spider-Man head on his lap. (Plus, it’s pretty heavy.) Best friend ever!






Running out of cabin space!


My 1st floor living room


I’ve never been a huge Tintin fan, but I really dig the statues, so I’ve been collecting a few of them over time.
( somehow my non-comics friends seems to have a better knowledge and understanding of Tintin, than f.ex. Thanos, lol )




Love the Marvel Omnibus…the DVD box set is the Incredible Hulk complete series, I still have not had the time to watch all episodes, saving it for a rainy day.