Pop culture author shares his toys, trades and more

Happy Free Comic Book Day and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today's shelves come from Brandon T. Snider, author of The Dark Knight Manual, DC Comics Ultimate Character Guide and many other pop culture books. Brandon shares his collection of trades, toys, art and more.

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And now here is Brandon ...


A few years ago I had a chance to raid the closets at DC Comics before they got rid of a bunch of stuff and it allowed me to fill out my collection of DC trades really nicely. My Marvel stuff is lacking only because I've not been afforded the same kindness which I'm sure will be corrected once this goes post viral. I have no idea how I ended up with SO MANY collected editions but, as my accountant will tell you, it's all research. As a matter of fact, when I was writing the DC Comics Character Guide I had my collection of Who's Whos professionally bound. It made me feel like a king. That series was my gateway into the DCU and that was how I ended up approaching the book.

About my toys...

I love really stylized action figures and some of the smaller, weirder toys. I love my Justice League Tater Tots that were at Sonic awhile back. Tracking down all the Marvel Nogn'z was serious business which was then replaced by tracking down Marvel and DC Chibis. Oh and the DC Scribblenauts are going to be the death of me. As far as characters go, I can never go wrong with Grodd, Black Manta or Lex Luthor. Firestorm, Beast, Spider-Man and the Hulk are up there. The Superfriends are also my jam.

My Wolverine telephone doesn't work but I like to pretend it does sometimes.

I like to cycle figures in and out and I try to keep it fairly diverse. Working from home can be challenging at times. If I get distracted, I'll just stop and reorganize my shelves because deadlines don't matter when Kilowog won't stand up straight.

I mainly collect superheroes but I have at least one keepsake figures for every property I've ever worked on. Hidden within my menagerie are characters from Adventure Time, Regular Show, Annoying Orange and Transformers Kreo among others.

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