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Old 08-21-12, 10:30 AM
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you guys that own idw artists editions

how the heck do you store or display these monsters? i am up to three of them now and throw in my "wednesday comics" hardcover, ive got no shelves that can hold them.

for my absolute editions and omnibii i use the ikea expedit --
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/145/4...b3517cdcec.jpg
-- but they dont fit in there, even laying down.

from searching so far the only idea ive found is that someone on cbr is using easles --
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...76/AEEasel.jpg
-- but that is not scaleable as more get released.

i am looking for creative solutions (aside from building my own bookcase) and figured you all may have seen something, especially with all the dvd collectors that have big boxsets.
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Old 08-21-12, 02:36 PM
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Re: you guys that own idw artists editions

I have mine sitting upright against my comic boxes on the floor (away from scrambling feet). I never picked up the Wally Wood one because I have no idea how I'd store it.
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Old 08-21-12, 05:55 PM
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What I did is creative imo, but likely expensive unless you can find a deal. I have a steel file folder cabinet, designed for hanging file folders in an office, like this:

http://www.officemax.com/office-furn...ct-prod3070122

Mine has 4 shelves, though the 2 shelf version would probably serve you better unless you have a lot of these, and each is designed to accommodate 3 file folders horizontally. My Absolutes (I don't yet have any Artist Editions) fit in it perfectly. Very importantly, they can be locked, which is added peace of mind for (potentially) thousands of dollars of oversized HC's. The obvious drawback is price, as they sell for hundreds of dollars. So I highly recommend this approach if you can afford it, or find a deal (sometimes offices sell them cheaply or even give them away as they convert old files to digital).
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Old 08-21-12, 06:29 PM
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But what's the point of having these awesome Absolutes if they're not prominently displayed? I can only assume these artists editions are bigger than Absolutes, because Absolutes fit fine on (the bottom shelf of) my bookshelf.
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Old 08-22-12, 10:01 AM
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Re: you guys that own idw artists editions

i agree, it's thinking outside the box for sure but not the right solution for me because i do want to display them in the library.

to answer your question, look at this comparison of two AEs versus AASS
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...lius76/AE1.jpg

here is one that includes wednesday comics
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...lius76/AE2.jpg

luckily i dont own that biggest one =O
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-w8Z-uR5KIj...58333719_n.jpg

they make absolutes look regular sized! i wish the pic included a normal hardcover too.
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Old 08-22-12, 04:20 PM
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Re: you guys that own idw artists editions

Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
But what's the point of having these awesome Absolutes if they're not prominently displayed? I can only assume these artists editions are bigger than Absolutes, because Absolutes fit fine on (the bottom shelf of) my bookshelf.
Imo, I know that I have them and can look at them whenever I want, so it doesn't matter to me whether or not they're displayed. And the artist's editions would fit if laid flat. It doesn't sound like the right answer for the op though, and that's okay, everyone's got different preferences.
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Old 08-22-12, 04:52 PM
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I nail mine to the roof so everyone can see them.
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Old 08-25-12, 11:57 PM
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Love these shelves - Is this Sauder?

I was wondering if anymore of these books are planned?

I'm wanting Geoff Darrow, Bill Sienkiewicz, Travis Charest, Neal Adams, Bryan Hitch, George Perez work...
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Old 08-27-12, 08:56 AM
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I was wondering if anymore of these books are planned?
yes i believe i read that there are more on the way, although i dont know if any of those are yet
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Re: you guys that own idw artists editions

Manuscript Press published full size pages (17"x22") of Prince Valiant a while back. They only got as far as volume 3. I briefly considered buying them, but at $150 each and being too big to store, I passed. I'm afraid that IDW is going to run into the same reaction.
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