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Shelf Porn | Graphic novels and more from Cambridge, UK

Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn, your look at one fan’s collection. Today's shelves come from David on Cambridge, UK, who shows us his collection of action figures, graphic novels, toys, art and more.

If you’d like to see your collection here, you can find instructions on how to submit it at the end of this post.

And now here’s David ...

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Hello fellow Comic Book fans,

My name is David Bane from Cambridge in the UK. I am an administrative assistant for a large company and a father to two wonderful children. I’ve been an avid fan of all things Comic, Sci fi and fantasy related from a very young age. I started watching things like Star Trek TNG and the 90’s Marvel cartoons with Spider-man being one of my favourites. It was Spider-man that got me into collecting at a later age when I was in Sixth Form. I started reading Ultimate Spider-man which was free on the Marvel website and then when that stopped I carried on by buying the collected editions. When I had to wait for these to come out I branched out into Star Wars graphic novels and it all snowballed from there. Before long I had two big boxes of graphic novels and even more piled up on top almost as high as me.

When I moved into my first flat with my girlfriend the previous owner had left three big shelves in the spare room which I commandeered for my collection. After my girlfriend became my wife we decided to get a bigger house and she very kindly let me turn the spare room into my own fortress of solitude. I had started reading this website every day and got many ideas from this very feature on what to do with my new space.

The first picture is a view of the room from the hallway. On the right you can see an original van Gogh of the Tardis exploding which is actually my wife’s but it made sense to hang it outside the Man Cave.

Through the doorway and on the left there was a set of built in wardrobes which I have used for the small collection of figures I have accumulated. I started with the big Star Wars Unleashed figures

and you can also see a complete collection of the first Star Wars fact file collection.

Once I started my collection I got lots of items from family members for birthdays and Christmas presents and you can see them here. I have a lot of Spider-man and Green Arrow, two of my favourite characters. Underneath these you can also see what I call the garage with the few vehicles I have collected.

Continuing into the room you will find the room divider full of my Graphic novels.

On top of this is one of mine and my son’s favourite items the Sentinel along with a few other bits and pieces.

The Avengers, a few Game of Thrones Pop Vinyl’s and some DC Eaglemoss characters guard my collection of Marvel comics.

Another of my son’s favourites, Drogon, and one of my favourites, Nightwing, along with the Flash look after the DC comics.

Moving along we have the armoury. These were a few of the hardest items to sell my wife on but I remember seeing an image in an Avengers comic of all their weapons hung up on a wall and knew I wanted to have this aspect in the Man Cave. You can also see the overflow of Buffy and Star Wars comics on the toy box which contains our family photos.

In the corner of the room is the desk which I share with my wife. On it is a few of her collectables the signed photo of her favourite Star trek character and a print from one of the Harry Potter movies. On the wall are two items that my wife bought me.

Here is a close up of a piece of original art my wife bought me for our first wedding anniversary it’s from Ultimate Spider-man 121.

On the other side are the book cases and posters.

A pile of Lightsabers I never got round to hanging up.

My DVD’s, books and Super Hero Lego.

The Lego collection closer up along with a few other trinkets.

Just as I was really getting into decorating my Man Cave and expanding my collection my wife came to me with the fantastic news that she was pregnant with our first child. When my son was born it was one of the greatest moments of my life (along with the recent birth of my daughter, my wedding day and the day I found the Young Justice Graphic novels.) I knew that eventually I would have to give up my Comic room and started work on its evolution. Luckily for me my son (now 3) has grown up to have an appreciation of comics and superheroes just like me. It might also have a little to do with me buying him anything with superheroes on to play with or wear.

This is the new entrance to what is now my son Connor’s room.

The far wall with images of Spider-man and Hawkeye standing over Avengers tower and the Marvel duvet cover set which Connor chose himself.

Iron Man and Cap stand proud on the opposite wall.

Connor’s collection of super hero toys and his bedtime stories. The toy boxes were made by myself to help him keep his room tidy.

The back of the toy boxes.

This is the bit I am most proud of in Connor’s room. The pelmet above the curtains was made by my Father and painted by me. Connor has already memorised who each symbol stands for and to my surprise he already knew most of them without me having to tell him.

So you might ask what happened to my collection. Well most of it was boxed up but my wife, being a star again, took pity on me and let me have a small amount in our room.

What is left of my DVD’s, the Lego mini figures and Eaglemoss figures.

My very reduced Graphic novel collection along with my favourite figures. You might notice a few extra ones that I have managed to purchase under the radar. Shh don’t tell my wife.

I hope you have enjoyed my story and thank you for letting me ramble on. If you are thinking of showing your collection of I hope that you do and I look forward to seeing more rooms on here soon.

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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 up a little something about your collection.3. Send them to me in an email. Please put the text into an email and attach the images as separate files; don’t embed them into a Word doc. Uploading them to Dropbox or a similar service also works. Please use the subject line "Shelf Porn: (Your name) (Your location)."

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